Water Country USA is celebrating 30 years of splashing fun with a limited-time offer: Now through June 15, save $20 on a single-day admission when you purchase online (reg. $50)
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!
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)
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.
Living Social has an offer for *2* one-day admission tickets to Kings Dominion for $62 (the full price of one ticket). They are valid through July 31, 2013.
UPDATE: Even better! Use coupon code CELEBRATE30 to save an additional 30%! Brings the cost down to $43.40. Through 6/30. On the first checkout page in the bottom left there is an option to enter promo code. Restrictions apply, like $30 is the max discount
(Check out the ongoing Kings Dominion deals here.)
Limit 2 per customer, 2 additional as gifts
Single-day admission tickets valid for either adults or children 3 years and up
$62 paid value can only be applied to Single-Day Admission Tickets to Kings Dominion
Voucher subject to weather conditions
Entire value must be used in a single visit
Voucher must be used by July 31, 2013
Living Social affiliate link used
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.
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 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:
Dates, hours, and online prices for the 2012 Haunt season:
Tickets for the above prices can be purchased online through Kings Dominion’s Halloween Haunt website.
Extra savings with promo codes (go to the ticket page and look for the green button at top right that says “Promo Code.” Click the box and enter code):
– Use promo code KDNCMETHODIST to get tickets for $29.99, valid on one of the following dates: 09/23, 09/28-09/30, 10/06-10/07, 10/13-10/14, 10/20-10/21, 10/27-10/28
– Use promo code goodyear to get $35.99 tickets valid any operating day through October 28
*Note: there is a $5 processing fee for purchasing tickets online
Henrico Recreation and Parks also sells $31 “Fall Fun Days” tickets (more info)
Purchasing a 2013 Gold Season Pass for $76.99 will get you one free visit in 2012!
September 10, 2012
Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg starts THIS Friday, September 14. Want to save twenty bucks on tickets? Read on…
Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream is rising to a whole new horrifying level in honor of its 14th anniversary. Brave guests who dare to enter better beware. Howl-O-Scream features new bone-chilling scare zones, terrifying shows and gruesome creatures lurking around the park. The park’s younger guests will be treated to Halloween happenings with their favorite characters at Sesame Street Forest of Fun. Howl-O-Scream begins Sept. 14 and continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 28.
Without further ado, here’s the scoop on Howl-O-Scream ticket savings (Spoiler alert – you have three options for getting ~$50 tickets, a $20 savings):
Wendy’s Coupon – ($49.99 after $20 coupon when buying online, $39.99 for kids ages 3-9) Visit a participating Wendy’s restaurant in Norfolk, Richmond, Charlottesville, Roanoke, Harrisonburg, DC or Raleigh and save up to $20 online or $10 at the gate on up to six single-day tickets to Busch Gardens. This deal begins Sept. 4. Tickets will be valid through Oct. 28. (Ahem, the promo code is BGWWENDYSHOS – hours frittered away researching theme park deals has afforded me the marketable skill of guessing codes 😉 )
OR Buy a Papa John’s pizza in Norfolk or Richmond and receive a coupon for $12 off the online
purchase, or $6 off the front gate price, of a single-day Busch Gardens ticket. Tickets are valid
through Oct. 28. (Code is BGWPAPA)
OR Look for Coca-Cola products at participating Wal-Mart stores in Virginia or Maryland and
save $15 on a single-day ticket to Busch Gardens. Guests can purchase up to six tickets at the
discounted price. This Wal-Mart promotion begins Sept. 28 and is valid through Oct. 28.
Parks & Rec Tickets – Through October 28, Henrico Recreation and Parks sells $49 adult tickets and $39 youth (ages 3-9) To purchase, you have to visit the department’s administrative office (8600 Dixon Powers Drive, Henrico). Payment forms accepted: cash (exact change); MasterCard and Visa pin-based debit cards; and Discover Cards. For more information, call our Theme Park Hotline at 501-7500.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Fall Fun Card – The Fall Fun Card is your ticket to Howl-O-Scream 2012. Pay for a day ($69.99) and get unlimited admission from September 8, 2012 through October 28, 2012.
Season Pass Holders – Can bring a friend for FREE on Sept 14 (limit 1), and save 50% off a single-day ticket every Friday during Howl-O-Scream. Visit bgwpass.com for complete details.
Want a season pass? Use promo code BGW1YR12 to save $20 on a one-year pass (makes it $99.99) or $30 on a two-year pass ($159.99)
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. Online registration required. Please note that Howl-O-Scream may not be appropriate for young children.
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. This offer is not valid during Christmas Town. For your service and sacrifice, we thank you.
Here is the regular season Busch Gardens coupon post
(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.
Fancy an afternoon/evening and dinner at Busch Gardens Williamsburg?
Save big when you visit Busch Gardens after 3 p.m. Twilight admission is just $50 ($47.27 plus tax) and includes dinner. Celebrate summer with starlit nights, cooler temperatures and through August 19th, celebrate IllumiNights, a nightly park-wide extravaganza culminating in a firework spectacular that lights up the sky.
The ticket option is available under “Best Values”
If you aren’t interested in a meal at the park, use promo code BGWBK for $46.99 adult/$36.99 child tickets any time of day. Find other Busch Gardens discounts here.