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7 Things To Look Forward To In 2019 | Busch Gardens® Williamsburg and Water Country USA®

Springtime and fun are around the corner, and Busch Gardens® Williamsburg, and Water Country USA® are making it easy for consumers to get it all with a Fun Card. Check out my list of 7 Things To Look Forward To In 2019 at
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7 Things To Look Forward To In 2019

It’s a great year to visit the parks.  Busch Gardens will be introducing two new rides this May, and expanding their Busch Gardens event series. A Fun Card gives consumers unlimited park visits making it easy to get in on all of the fun. This year’s lineup includes new rides, new entertainment, tasty and exciting events. All included with a Two-Park Fun Card. 

Don’t hesitate and grab your Fun Card now! Monthly Payment options are available! Save $59.99 with this great offer.  A Fun Card provides unlimited visits to both parks through Sept. 8, 2019.  

This spring, NEW flavors are in bloom at Busch Gardens with the return of the park’s fan-favorite Food & Wine Festival going on now till May 23rd. Read my full Busch Gardens Williamsburg Food and Wine Festival 2021 Guide filled with helpful info and my top foodie picks for this year!

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The Newest ride Finnegan Flyers at Busch Gardens Williamsburg is set to debut May 2019.

NEW RIDE – FINNEGAN’S FLYER™: Opening in May

Finnegan’s Flyer™, a new Screamin’ Swing ride at Busch Gardens®, features two pendulum-like arms, seating 32 riders that fly progressively higher with each swing.  Finnegan’s Flyer will reach a staggering height of more than 80 feet with a speed of 45 mph.  Only the bravest will prevail. 

NEW RIDE – Cutback Water Coaster™: Opening in May

Cutback Water Coaster™, the only RocketBLAST® coaster on the East Coast and Virginia’s first hybrid water coaster, is coming to Water Country USA®.  Thrill-seekers will board a four-person raft, speed along an 856 ft. slide, jet through tunnels and slide onto the wide-open space of massive saucer-shaped features.   

Every weekend from April 13 through May 20, join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby and everyone’s favorite furry friends for fun at Sesame Street® Kids’ Weekends. Grab your spring time tickets today for some weekend fun with Elmo.

Sesame Street® Kids’ Weekends: Apr. 5 – 28

Everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends are hosting a party just for kids on April weekends. Guests can join Elmo, Super Grover, Cookie Monster, Rosita and more for all the fun. 

Food & Wine Festival is from 11 am to close every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 25 - July 1.

Food & Wine Festival: select days May 17 – June 30

Park guests can unleash their inner foodie with over 60 specialty food items from around the world, 30 different wines, 25 craft beers and 20 unique cocktails not normally served at the park. Read about previous Food and Wine Festivals my family has attended in the past 2019 and 2018.

Spark Show at Busch Gardens Williamsburg set to return in Spring 2019.

Summer Nights: June 28 –Aug 11

Busch Gardens becomes a cooler place after dark during Summer Nights.  Special entertainment, culinary experiences and a fun nighttime atmosphere will give guests a new reason to visit during summer evenings.  The Royal Palace Theatre lights up with Spark presented by Coca-Cola®, a high-energy spectacle featuring party-starters, laser lights, pyrotechnics and a custom soundtrack created by award-winning musicians.   

And to add to the fun of Summer Nights, acts from the hit show America’s and Britain’s Got Talent will take the stage every week during the summertime event.  Specifics will be announced in March. 

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Bier Fest: select days Aug. 16 – Sep. 2

More than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions come to life this fall.  Sample traditional German food, listen to live local music, and experience all this unique Bavarian celebration has to offer.  From hoppy to bold, we have a craft beer to satisfy everyone.  Prost! 

Every weekend from April 13 through May 20, join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby and everyone’s favorite furry friends for fun at Sesame Street® Kids’ Weekends.

Celebrating Birthdays in 2019

This year marks special birthdays for a few of the park’s popular attractions; Apollo’s Chariot® turns 20 and Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™ celebrates 10 years. *Event specifics will be shared closer to event’s opening.  

Consumers can visit buschgardens.com/va to purchase a Fun Card or can call (757) 229-4386 for additional information. Busch Gardens opens for the season March 23.  The park will be open daily for spring break operations March 29 – April 7 and April 7 – 28.  Check the website for park operating hours.

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