Busch Gardens Williamsburg has changed their entire ticket structure for the 2018 season with the exception of single day tickets.
If you already have an active Annual Pass, Do nothing and keep it with its current benefits. OR Move to a new Membership Plan and enjoy more benefits.
For those of you who don’t already have an active Annual Pass membership or you want to upgrade, there are now three membership options. The basic, the unlimited and the premier membership. Each has it’s own perks or exclusions, so think carefully before you purchase. I do like that it’s for both parks.
There is an option to get on the monthly payment plan. I always recommend paying the full price and not getting sucked into the reoccurring monthly membership.
Basic Membership = $120 annually
The basic membership gives you access to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA on select dates. You will get 50% off parking. If you previously had season passes, this is different. NO free parking with this pass (regular parking price is $16).
The pass still includes Howl O’ Scream but again there are only select dates. This pass now includes Christmas Town as well (yay!) but again there are blackout dates. The membership includes the same guest ticket discounts, sneak peaks and in park discounts.
Due to the blackout dates, think carefully about this membership. I’d keep your current annual pass if you already have one and not “upgrade.” But that decision will be determined on several factors such as your budget and if you’d use the Water Country benefit.
Unlimited Membership = $180 annually
The unlimited membership gives you unlimited admission to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA without the blackout dates. You can FREE general parking with this pass.
You’ll get free admission to Howl O’s Scream and Christmas Town with no blackout dates as well. You’ll also get two free tickets annually, discounts on additional tickets, member sneak peeks and in park discounts – the same as if you have a season pass.
The big takeaway here is the addition of Christmas Town plus both parks. The other features are the same as the old Annual Pass.
Premier Membership = $240 annually
The unlimited membership gives you unlimited admission to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA as well as 9 other parks. The parks include: Busch Gardens® (VA, FL), Water Country USA® (VA), SeaWorld® (FL, TX, CA), Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark™ (FL, TX, CA), Adventure Island® (FL) and Sesame Place® (PA.) You can FREE preferred parking.
As well as FREE admission to Howl O’s Scream + Christmas Town with no blackout dates. You’ll get free admission to Howl O’s Scream and Christmas Town with no blackout dates as well. You’ll also get three free tickets annually, discounts on additional tickets, member sneak peeks and in park discounts.
The introductory rates are valid through March 31st. The prices WILL go up!
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