busch gardens fun card deal
March 14th, 2017 by RichmondBargains

Now through March 31, 2017, get a Busch Gardens + Water Country USA 2-Park Fun Card for $80 when you buy online here. $80 is the regular price for just a Busch Gardens Fun Card; this deal gives you unlimited admission to both parks through September 10.
Valid at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Mar. 25 – Sept. 10, 2017; Valid at Water Country USA May 20 – Sept. 10, 2017
“This is an ONLINE ONLY offer available through March 31, 2017. $25 online-only savings is based on the regular 2-Park Fun Card price of $105. Does not include parking. Does not include admission to Christmas Town™ or pass member benefits.”

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And for the preschool crowd, the deal is even better – get a FREE Busch Gardens + Water Country USA 2-Park Preschool Pass for kids ages 3-5.

Enjoy unlimited admission to Busch Gardens® Williamsburg and Water Country USA® for kids 3 – 5 years old, through Sept. 10, 2017. Proof of age is required for the child to be eligible for the 2-Park Preschool Pass. You must present your child’s certified birth certificate or a travel passport. Please note school ID’s or children social security ID’s will not be accepted. Hurry, passes must be registered by May 31, 2017.

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May 14th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

busch gardens groupon 2015 discount code


Very solid half-price Groupon deal for Busch Gardens & Water Country admission, if you’ll only be visiting the parks within a 7-day window this year:

$47.50 for one two-park flex ticket to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA for up to seven consecutive days ($95 value)

Fine print: “Expires Sep 7th, 2015. Limit 10/person. Must be used by same person. FINAL SALE, NO REFUNDS. Hours/days vary, check schedule. For ages 3+. Not redeemable on mobile app; must print Groupon prior to visit and present at arrival. Must provide first name, middle initial & last name at checkout.”

You could wait to see if a Groupon discount code shows up, but lately the additional discounts seem to have been excluding Busch Gardens.

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November 24th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

busch gardens christmas town coupon

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town opened last weekend. The 12 Days of Christmas $12 ticket deal is over, but if you missed it, or if the selected dates didn’t work for you, you can still save $10 per Christmas Town ticket going here. (no code needed)

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Also, Busch Gardens is having a “Bright Friday” Sale this Friday, November 28 starting at 7 a.m. The “Bright Friday” offers are single-day tickets for $22 (no savings over link above) and up to 50% off Santa’s Fireside Feast, valid December 26-30.

how much is a christmas town pass?

If you prefer multiple visits, the Christmas Town Fun Card costs $32 and is valid for unlimited admission to Christmas Town between Nov. 21 – Dec. 31, 2014 on scheduled operating days.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg parking costs an additional $15 that is not included.

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February 24th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

If you’re planning on purchasing a Busch Gardens Williamsburg Fun Card this year, *do it by March 31, 2014* – You’ll not only get unlimited visits to Busch Gardens through September 1, but also unlimited visits to Water Country USA!

    Head to Busch Gardens Williamsburg website to purchase this special 2-Park Fun Card offer for $72. (Scroll down the ticket page until you see “Busch Gardens + Water Country USA 2-Park Fun Card”

No promo code required. On April 1, the price for this 2-park pass increases to $97. Water Country Fun Card is $50 if purchased separately. Fun Cards do not include cost of parking. Busch Gardens opens on March 16; Water Country USA opens on May 17.

And remember, kids up to age 5 can get a FREE Busch Gardens Preschool Pass as well! (valid for both theme parks)

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January 21st, 2014 by RichmondBargains

bgw preschoolers free 2014

Good news parents – the Busch Gardens Preschool Pass is back for 2014, offering free admission to both Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA through September 1, 2014 for kids ages 3 through 5 (age 2 and under are free anyway).

The passes must be redeemed at the park by May 31, 2014. You will need proof of age – either a birth certificate or passport. Questions? check out the Preschool Pass FAQ.

Go here to register.


    WILLIAMSBURG (January 21, 2014) – It’s not too early to start planning a spring break vacation. And a visit to Busch Gardens® and Water Country USA® is more affordable than ever for parents with young children using a Free 2-Park Preschool Pass. Through this online-only offer children ages 3 to 5 can get a preschool pass this spring and enjoy unlimited admission to both Virginia parks through Sept. 1.
    Busch Gardens offers more than 50 KIDsiderate® attractions, including Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™ and Land of the Dragons®, which are celebrating big anniversaries this spring. Kid-sized roller coasters like Grover’s Alpine Express at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA’s Kritter Korral™ are among the can’t miss kid-friendly attractions waiting for families to enjoy this spring.
    Visit www.buschgardens.com/bgwpreschoolpass before May 31 to register for a Free 2-Park Preschool Pass. Proof of the child’s age is required at the time the passes are redeemed and the passes must be redeemed at either park by May 31, 2014. Children ages 2 and younger receive complimentary admission and do not need to register. Visit http://www.buschgardens.com/bgwpreschoolpass for complete details.

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April 22nd, 2013 by RichmondBargains

Spend a day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Busch Gardens Williamsburg 2013 season is in full swing!

Ticket prices: Adult single day tickets $70
Children’s (3-9) single day tickets $60
Parking $13

Deals on Single-Day Busch Gardens Williamsburg Tickets:

Update August: Try BGWsubway for $14 off!

    $20 OFFUse promo code BGWWENDYS to save $20 when purchasing BGW tickets online here. Look for the option to “Enter a Promo Code” towards the top right-hand corner of the page.

    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.

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Pass Discounts:

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.

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November 2nd, 2012 by RichmondBargains

christmas town

Christmas Town comes to Busch Gardens Williamsburg on November 23 and runs select days through December 31:

This year guests can have themselves a very retro yuletide as the sights, sounds and nostalgic good cheer of a vintage Americana Christmas comes to life. Holiday Hills welcomes guests to a time gone by when holiday traditions were bold, flashy and warm as apple pie. Holiday Hills will open in the park’s Festa Italia section. The new area expands Christmas Town’s footprint and offers guests additional ride and restaurant choices this Christmas season.

The regular admission price of a Christmas Town ticket is $27, and admission is not included with any Busch Gardens annual pass. Season Pass members can purchase a ticket for 50% off, and save $7 on friends and family tickets.

But you don’t have to pay $27 – Here are the discounts I’ve found so far…

      Save $5 off the regular price of tickets with one of the following promo codes: BGWCokeCT, BGWCFA, BGWWENDYSCT or BGWPAPACT (Go


      and click on “Do you have a promo code?”

Save 50% off a 3-day Discovery Ticket (regularly $35) with code BGWCTAFF (Update: doesn’t appear to be working any more as of 11/21)

Busch Gardens did not offer the $5 Twitter ticket deal this year. You can check out Busch Gardens Williamsburg on Twitter at @BuschGardensVA

UPDATE 11/12/12: There will be a “buy one, get one free” sale for pass holders on 11/14 at 10 am

Our family has enjoyed wonderful visits to Christmas Town in the past two years (thanks to the Twitter specials). Here are a couple photos from last year, when I went with the boys and my parents:

(Light show in Germany)

(Riding the train)

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