Call me crazy but I took my family on vacation last summer, we didn’t go once but we went two different occasions to Bush Gardens Williamsburg. Our long drive proved worth it once we entered the park. I had high expectations from what I remembered from when I had visited when I was little.
These expectations were met and I was surely a happy momma, my 4 kid’s had a great time and I cannot hear enough of “When are we going back? Well, of course, I don’t know and if I do I will need to purchase a portable DVD player with Dual Screens. I borrowed my moms for this and it was a lifesaver! My 1 year old fell asleep to it half way in the trip which meant NO Crying and a happy momma!
1.) Sesame Street Forest of Fun
Head over first to Sesame Street Land, it offers tons of kid-friendly rides and a water park! My 1-year-old was in love with this place, my older kids loved it as well, they ran back and forth through the water and also enjoyed playing with other kids. Here’s a video clip of my baby girl enjoying the water.
2.) Land OF The Dinosaurs
Take your toddler on a trip back in time with some fun and friendly dinosaurs! This land boasts plenty of toddler-appropriate rides that will keep your camera lights flashing. With water boats, a dinosaur egg Ferris wheel, high flying planes and even a full high rope activity jungle!
This is safe fun that will surely get all of your toddler/young children’s energy out. My kids went around the jungle twice and still kept begging me to go up with them again. After they have worked up a sweat let them cool off with their very own dinosaur land water park, full of eggs squirting water as well as buckets of water dropping refreshing cool water from the air.
3.) Dine With Elmo and Friends
If you don’t mind paying a pretty penny per child and adult your little one can dine with Elmo and friends! Each ticket is good for one show as well as a choice style buffet. Every experience is different then another Each dinner/lunch is different so make sure to consult the park before you purchase your lunch tickets to ensure you are getting what you are paying for.
The show its self was entirely a different experience, Elmo, Big Bird and all of their friends sang and danced as we enjoyed our food. Later they walked around giving children a chance to take pictures with their favorite characters. My 1-year-old was so shy she refused to take a picture, while my other big kids were all but happy to snap a pic.
4.) Face Painting
There is nothing more exciting than getting your face painted with your favorite characters and colors. My kids enjoyed their faces being painted with Dragons, Sharks and princess attire. This year when we go back my toddler will get to enjoy her face being painted since she is now old enough to choose what she wants.
5.) Live Entertainment
Last but not least LIVE ENTERTAINMENT has to be one of the best features of this park. Grab yourself an information pamphlet at the entrance and plan out your day using their timed routines. I found it easy to schedule what side of the park we were going to be on once I found out what time each performance was going to be.
My kids really enjoyed Busch Gardens take on how the Grimm tales were told. They put a twist on the classic stories by adding in some modern song and dances. Throw in the fun and eye-catching costumes worn but the performers and you have a bunch of people laughing, clapping and gasping at every second of the performance.
Would I recommend your family visit Busch Gardens Williamsburg? YES! Of course, I would! It’s such a great place to bring your family you can’t fit in everything you want to do in one day!
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