Busch Gardens Williamsburg Coupons

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Coupons

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Coupons can help you save big at the park.  Whether you are looking for single day tickets, season tickets or Christmas Town discounts you will find all the information you could need right here!

Current Busch Gardens Williamsburg Coupons:

I haven’t tried all these personally (I updated these 6/12) but they are for single day tickets:

Use the code BGWFL for $20 off a single day ticket

Use the code BGWWendysDC for $15 off a single day ticket

Use the code BGWValPak for $15 off a single day ticket

Use the code BGWCherryBlossom for $15 off a single day ticket

Use the code BGWPAMPERS to get a free child’s ticket with an adult single day ticket purchase

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Coupons

In the months of September and October Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA slowly morphs into the wonderful production of Howl-o Scream (they deck the place out for Halloween.)  Then in November and December it turns into the beautiful Christmas Town (where can see some big discounts on tickets).

If you are interested in discounts on Busch Gardens Christmas Town Season Passes, it is incredibly difficult to find coupons. Sometimes previous Season Ticket holders will receive discounts and promotions by e-mail as an incentive to renew for the next season.  But generally all the Christmas Town discounts are for single day tickets.

Be sure to pin this post- I will update it as more Busch Gardens discount tickets are available!

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Tickets for 2015:

Busch Gardens + Water Country USA Platinum, One Year Pass$216– includes a LONG list of perks

Busch Gardens + Water Country USA 2-Park, One Year Pass$180– includes unlimited free parking at both parks, in-park discounts on merchandise and food, and Christmas Town Discounts

Busch Gardens 1-Park, One Year– $132 -includes unlimited free parking, in-park discounts on merchandise and food, and Christmas Town Discounts

Buy these passes online before you get to the park and they will let you in with FREE parking on your first visit!

Busch Gardens Fun Pass Options for 2015:

Busch Gardens Fun Card$75– Allows you unlimited access to Busch Gardens through September 7th ($15 parking is NOT included)

Busch Gardens & Water Country USA 2-Park Fun Card$100– Allows you unlimited access to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA through September 7th ($15 Parking is NOT Included)

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10 Ways To Save Money at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Ways to Save Money at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Theme parks can be crazy expensive.  And once you pay to get in the expenses just keep coming- food, drinks, experiences, souvenirs, pictures- it can be insane.  Busch Gardens Williamsburg is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.  The shows and food are fantastic and the rides are very fun.  So when I go I try to get the best deal possible- I don’t want wallet regret after I leave the park!

So from my trips here are Ten Ways To Save Money at Busch Gardens Williamsburg:

Bring Your Own Water Bottle

You can bring your own water bottle into the park.  With bottled water being $2.99 each staying hydrated at the park can be a challenge.  Fill up at the water fountains and drink all day!

Busch Gardens Military Discounts– Waves of Honor or Shop on Base

Busch Gardens Williamsburg participates in the Waves of Honor program.  Active military members can get a free ticket for themselves and their dependents.  Or stop in to your travel office on Base!

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Pre-School Pass– Get your 3 – 5 year old in for FREE!

Before May 31st each year get the FREE Busch Gardens Williamsburg Pre-School Pass good for the entire summer.  If your child is between the ages of three and five just sign up and show proof of age at the park.  Then you get a FREE Fun Pass for the summer!

Buy the Souvenir Cup- And Use It For Years

Each year at the park they have a Souvenir Cup available.  If you buy it filled I believe it’s around $7.  Once you buy it you get refills on soda for $.99 for the rest of the season and Icee refills are $1.29 (my favorite).   But after that season you can bring it back year after year for $1.29 refills.  This is a significant savings over the soda prices in the park.  They also have insulated mugs for hot chocolate and wassail during Christmas Town!

Download the App– Know the park and show times

When you get to the park you want to be sure to maximize what you can get done in that limited time.  One of the best parts about the park are the shows (don’t miss Pet Shenanigans in Ireland)!   When you download the app you have all the show times right in front of you.  Also included are a map, info on all the restaurants, a car finder (so you don’t have to remember), information on the weather and more.  Since you don’t want to spend the day just walking take a few minutes and plot out a course.  The park is a large circle so you can work from one side to the other.

Pre-Buy A Meal Deal On-line– Save on Food Before You Get To The Park

If you do want to eat in the park consider purchasing meals ahead of time.  They actually have a great deal on their site– you get lunch, dinner and the souvenir cup for $30.  That way you don’t overspend at the park.  And most of the meals are big enough you could easily split them!

Strategically Purchase Season Tickets– To Help With Parking Costs

This is the biggest opportunity to save money.  And can get confusing if you don’t understand the tickets.

When it comes down to it these are the two most common season tickets:

Busch Gardens Fun Card$75– Allows you unlimited access to Busch Gardens through September 7th ($15 parking is NOT included)

Busch Gardens 1-Park, One Year– $132 -includes unlimited free parking, in-park discounts on merchandise and food, and Christmas Town Discounts

How to Choose:

Parking is $15 every time you go to the park.  So if your family only plans on attending the park over the summer (not Howl O’Scream- which isn’t great for young kids) a mixture of season tickets and fun passes is the way to go!

A Family of Four Planning 3 Visits or Less: 4 Fun Passes are $300.  Parking will be $15 each time you go to the park.  So if you go to the park 3 times the total cost for entrance would be $345.  More than that see the next scenario.

A Family of Four with Four Visits or More: 3 Fun Passes and 1 Season Ticket is $357.  This would allow you into the park as many visits as you would like with parking included as well as a 10% discount on anything you buy in the park.  No additional money would be needed to get into the park.

Use Busch Gardens Williamsburg Coupons– For Discounts on Single Day Tickets

While discounts are difficult to find on season tickets, coupon codes for single day tickets are all over the place.  I keep an updated list of them here.  If you are only going for one day this is the way to go!

Use the Picnic Area

Picnic areas are available outside the park adjacent to the entrance/exit plaza. It’s not a long walk at all.  So pack a picnic meal, exit the park and have your lunch outside.  They will stamp your hand for re-admittance so you can go back in.

Watch Their Twitter Page

This may seem like a strange suggestion but Busch Gardens uses their twitter feed to communicate their most urgent information. And two of those things could REALLY affect you.  Occasionally the park has to close due to inclement weather (which most likely you would be able to tell before leaving your house).  The other, however, is when the park is at capacity.  I have had friends wait in line outside the park for an hour only to be told they can’t go in.  So just check their twitter feed before you leave- it might save you a trip!

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Season Pass Members Get a FREE Ticket

busch gardens passmembers free ticket

If you have a Season’s Pass (not a Fun Card) to Busch Gardens Williamsburg you can get a FREE single-day guest ticket to Busch Gardens Williamsburg or Water Country USA.* The ticket has to be used from June 1 – July 31, 2015.

  • Limit of ONE free single-day ticket per Pass
  • Annual Pass Member must accompany guest(s)

You can access this offer by selecting “Check A Pass” and entering your Pass barcode and zip code.

*One free ticket per active Member, at the VA park(s) of their membership.  Offer available to Annual Pass Members only; not available for Fun Card holders.

Click here to check out all the details!

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Food and Wine Festival 2015

Busch Gardens Cup

This past Friday Busch Gardens Williamsburg invited me and a friend to come and check out some of their new offerings at the Food & Wine Festival.

Joel Hand Picture

We got our menu and also decided to try the cashless wristbands for the first time.  It was kind of fun.  Cashiers just scanned our wristband instead of us pulling out our debit cards and it is only one transaction on my account instead of a bunch of little ones.  Items in the festival cost on average probably $5 and you would have to scan your card at EVERY booth.

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg PreSchool Pass

Busch Gardens Pre School Pass Pinterest

The Busch Gardens Williamsburg PreSchool Pass is available again this year! If you are looking to save on Busch Gardens admission, and you have a preschooler, this is one Busch Gardens discount you will want to check out!

Busch Gardens offers more than 50 KIDsiderate® attractions, including Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™ and Land of the Dragons®. 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 attractions waiting for little ones to enjoy.

This pass now offers unlimited admission to both Busch Gardens® Williamsburg and Water Country USA® for kids ages 3 – 5, through Sept. 7, 2015.  A regular children’s one-day pass is $65, so this is a significant savings.

Hurry, Preschool Passes must be registered and redeemed by May 31, 2015. 

Busch Gardens Williamsburg PreSchool Pass

Your child must be between the ages of 3 – 5 to qualify for the FREE 2-Park Busch Gardens Preschool Pass.  As long as your child is 5 years of age on the date you register for the pass, you are eligible.

And be sure to keep an eye out for all Busch Gardens Williamsburg Coupons!

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg: Single Day Ticket Only $30 After 2 P.M. (Select Dates)

food and wine value ticket

Want to check out the Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Williamsburg?  I went last year for the first time and some of the food was AMAZING.  Plus this year they added two new areas- Eastern Asia and French Quarter- for even more food to try!

Seriously the Jamaican Jerk Chicken (Carribean), Kӧttbullar (Scandanavia), Tartelette au Citron (France) and Pumpkin Caramel Mousse (Canada) are worth the trip.

Since you do have to buy the food inside (it’s small portions and the average price is probably around $3.50 unless you add booze) Busch Gardens is giving you the option to come up in the afternoon and get in at a discount!

With this special ticket, guests can get admission to the park on select days for $30, 60 percent off a regular single-day ticket price.

Tickets must be used after 2 p.m. on any one of these select days in May: the 22nd, 25th, 29th or 31.  In June they can be used on the 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th or 28th.  There is a limit of six discounted tickets per transaction.

The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival begins May 22 and runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through June 28.

Consider a Fun Pass

If you think you will visit more than once you might want to consider getting a Busch Gardens Fun Pass for the summer.  It’s $75 with unlimited admission every day the park is open until September 7th.

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg: Photokey (Money Saving For Some People!)

 The Photokey was given to me by Busch Gardens to try. All opinions are 100% mine.

christmas town 2014 front shot

Last year at Busch Gardens Williamsburg I was given the opportunity to check out their new Photokey program.   There were a few hiccups while they were getting it off the ground so I waited until I was sure how amazing it was to tell you about it.

I’m now convinced how amazing it is.

This isn’t a product that is going to be for everyone but for some of you it could be a BIG moneysaver.

Here is how Photokey works:

While you are visiting the park stop at any of the locations where the photographers take pictures.  Or any of the roller coasters with the automatic pictures.  (Yep that is me on Verbolten with my eyes closed.)

verbolten busch gardens

Give them your Photokey card and they will upload your photos to it.  It takes a few minutes to make sure it’s on  the card.

coca cola bear

Grab any and all pictures through the park and then head home.  Pictures taken by the in-park photo team will be linked to your account.

You can instantly view and share all of your photos using the PhotoKey app for Android and iPhone while you are in the park.  Or when you get home pull up the Photokey website and look at them there.  You can then order prints (which you have to pay for) or download them to your computer (which is included in your original purchase) and post on social media etc.

How Much Does It Cost?

Here are your three options with the Photokey card:

A one day Photokey card is $45.00

An Annual Photokey card pass is $85.00

An Annual Photokey card pass for Season Ticket Holders is $75.00

Is It a Deal?

If you purchase pictures in the park they are going to cost you atleast $25 depending on what you get.  If it’s someone’s first ride on a roller coaster or first visit to the park there might be moments you want to capture.  And there are also those moments with Santa at Christmas Town.

I don’t think deal is for everyone but for some who have grandparents who like to spend money on pictures or if you always regret not having them this could be a chance to check them out.

And don’t forget to check out the Busch Gardens Williamsburg Coupons!

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