Busch Gardens Williamsburg just announced a new Christmas Town discount for the 2013 season: Purchase three single-day Christmas Town tickets and get one free.
See additional 2013 Christmas Town discount information here.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg 2013 season is in full swing!
Ticket prices: Adult single day tickets $70
Children’s (3-9) single day tickets $60
Update August: Try BGWsubway for $14 off!
Update June: BGWWENDYS no longer working 🙁 You can try BGWFOODLION for $14 off
County Parks and Recreations Theme Park Tickets – Several Parks and Rec departments in the Richmond area sell discounted tickets. For instance, Henrico County offers Busch Gardens discount days tickets for $50 ($40 for ages 3-9). Valid through September 2. Must purchase at the Parks Dept in the Human Services Building, and bring exact cash or a debit card.
Expired Free Kids Tickets – Use Promo code BGWPAMPERS when purchasing online. to receive one free child’s (age 3-9) single-day admission with the purchase of one regularly priced adult single-day admission ($70) (Also see free Forest of Fun Preschool pass info below for Virginia residents)
Free Military Tickets – Busch Gardens is proud to salute the men and women of the armed forces and their families. Throughout 2013, members of the military (active duty, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman) and as many as three direct dependents can visit SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission – details here. This offer is not valid during Christmas Town.
In addition to the current Waves of Honor™ military salute program offering complimentary admission to members of America’s armed forces, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is honoring all the men and women who have previously served as members of the U.S. armed services. Qualified service members and veterans include active duty, retired, honorably separated officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. military. The special offer provides 50 percent off single day admission to the SeaWorld® and Busch Gardens® Parks, and Sesame Place® for veterans and service members, and as many as five guests. Tickets must be purchased by November 11, 2013 and redeemed by December 20, 2013.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Fun Card – Pay for a day ($70) and get unlimited admission to the park through Sept. 2, 2012. Plus, get free access to an incredible lineup of concerts and events. The Fun Card does not include parking and is not valid for Christmas Town. The Fun Card is available for online purchase.. (You can save a few extra dollars by buying them through Henrico County Recreation and Parks for $67)
Expired FREE Sesame Street Forest of Fun Preschool Pass – (For Virginia residents only). Kids ages 3-5 can receive a Free Sesame Street Forest of Fun Preschool Pass, valid for unlimited admission through September 2, 2013, and also includes Water Country USA. Must register online and provide proof of age and residency. New this year, the pass must be redeemed at the park by May 31. See this most for more information.
2013 Sesame Street Forest of Fun Preschool Pass
The Sesame Street Forest of Fun Preschool Pass is back and better than ever. This pass now offers unlimited admission to both Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA for kids ages 3 through 5, who are Virginia residents, through Sept. 2, 2013.
Hurry, passes must be registered and redeemed at the park by May 31, 2013.
Note that there appear to be a few key changes to the program this year:
Pass expires Sept 2 (last year it was good through October)
Pass must be redeemed at the park by May 31 (boo!)
Registration fine print: Offer valid for Virginia residents only. To receive the free Busch Gardens Preschool Pass, registration confirmation and valid form of identification must be presented at a Busch Gardens or Water Country USA ticket window. Valid identification must include a copy of a certified birth certificate or a travel passport. Please note school IDs or children security IDs will not be accepted. E-mail notification will be sent to the parent/guardian only.
Children two and under are free anytime.
This is my older son’s last year of eligibility, so we might do the BGW season pass thing this year 🙂
Good news/bad news:
(Bad) Busch Gardens announced yesterday that it would not be offering the $5 Twitter ticket special that has been available in previous years.
(Good) On Wednesday morning 11/14 beginning at 10 a.m., Busch Gardens Williamsburg pass holders will have the opportunity to buy one Christmas Town ticket, get one free (at the already 50% off price of $13.50, making the final price of each ticket $6.75 when you buy two). While supplies last.
Update: (More good) Busch Gardens announced this offer will be valid for passholders until 5pm on 11/14, regardless of quantity sold!
For a limited time, purchase two Christmas Town tickets for the price of one. Purchase the first ticket with your 50% Pass Member discount for only $13.50 and receive the next ticket free. This offer is a limited quantity and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Buy one, get one free Christmas Town single-evening ticket offer will be available online only. To take advantage of this offer, Pass Members must log into bgwpass.com and click on Pass Member Ticket Discounts near the bottom of the page. These tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 and will be available while supplies last. Christmas Town admission ticket is valid Nov. 23 – Dec. 31, 2012. Limit six paid tickets and six free tickets per transaction.
So a friend with a pass would be able to purchase cheap tickets for you. Thanks Margaret and Ann!
If you don’t know any pass members, your best bet is still the 50% off 3-Day Discovery ticket for $17.50. Go to Busch Gardens website and use promo code BGWCTAFF
(There is still a chance for a Living Social discount of 50%; I have not heard a definitive answer from Busch Gardens about that)
(This is a post by RichmondBargains.com. If you are seeing this message on another website, please visit richmondbargains.com/blog for the original scoop on saving money in Richmond!)
UPDATE – This code is being finicky. If it doesn’t work from the home screen, try going to the tickets page before entering it in the promo code box
This info is for the 2012 season.
There’s a great Burger King promo code available currently that will save you $20 on Busch Gardens Williamsburg or Water Country USA single-day tickets, through September 3.
1. Go to Busch Gardens website – http://seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-williamsburg (regardless of whether you want Busch Garden or Water Country, start here)
2. Find the “Promo Code” link at the top (I have circled it in red)
3. Click the link, and enter code BGWBK in the box that appears
4. Click the Select button for the park you want to visit. Enter how many adult and child tickets you need.
5. Then click the brown “Check Out” box and complete the checkout process.
After discount, adult Busch Gardens tickets are $46.99 and Water Country are $27.99.
For Howl-O-Scream coupons/discounts, see this post!
Here’s the deal with Busch Gardens:
If you think you’ll make a few visits this summer, spring for the Fun Card ($66.99) for all but one family member (obviously if you have a preschooler, get them the free Preschool Pass!). One adult – whomever will be going most frequently – should probably purchase an Annual Pass ($119.99 full price) that comes with free parking. Skip to the pass section for more info about deals on passes.
If you can only make it one day, read on…
Cheapest County Parks and Recreations Theme Park Tickets – Several Parks and Rec departments in the Richmond area sell discounted tickets. For instance, Henrico County offers Busch Gardens tickets for $49 ($39 for ages 3-9). Valid through September 3. Must purchase at the Parks Dept in the Human Services Building, and bring exact cash or a debit card.
Cheaper Ticketmaster.com – Purchase a one-day ticket online for $54.49 for an adult, or $44.49 for a child, including fees. Valid through October 28, 2012.
Cheaper Chick-fil-A online discount –Use promo code BGWCFA to save $12 on single-day tickets when purchasing online, valid through 7/31/12 (Makes tickets $54.99)
Coupons: Check Chick-fil-A (Hampton Roads and Richmond) and Food Lion (mid-Atlantic) locations for $12 discount coupons.
Food Lion MVP discount – Show your Food Lion MVP card at any park admission window and get $12 off a single-day ticket. Offer ends June 30, 2012.
Discovery Ticket at Costco – Valid for Busch Gardens and Water Country visits for 7 consecutive days, and includes free parking. Visit any Costco in Virginia, DC, Maryland or North Carolina and pay only $62.99 for a Discovery Ticket, a $22 savings off the regular price.
Just for the Military: Here’s To The Heroes – Busch Gardens is proud to salute the men and women of the armed forces and their families. Throughout 2012, members of the military and as many as three direct dependents can visit SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks with a single-day
complimentary admission. Either register online or show ID at the park. This offer is not valid during Christmas Town. For your service and sacrifice, we thank you.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Fun Card – Pay for a day ($66.99) and get unlimited admission to the park through Sept. 3, 2012. Plus, get free access to an incredible lineup of concerts and events. The Fun Card does not include parking and is not valid for Christmas Town. This used to be only for Virginia residents but is now open to anyone. You can save a few extra dollars by buying them through Henrico County Recreation and Parks for $64.50
Season Pass – Save $20 online on a season pass (regularly $119.99) with promo code BGW1YR12. Includes admission to Howl-O-Scream, 50% discount on Christmas Town tickets
FREE Sesame Street Forest of Fun Preschool Pass – (For Virginia residents only). For the third consecutive year Busch Gardens is offering kids ages 3 through 5, a Free Sesame Street Forest of Fun Preschool Pass, valid for unlimited admission through Oct. 28, 2012. Must register online and provide proof of age and residency.