Busch Gardens Williamsburg Coupons

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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:

 

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 2016:

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$77– 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 (through September 7th) and Water Country USA (through September 7th) ($15 Parking is NOT Included)

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg PreSchool Pass

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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. 5, 2016.  A regular children’s one-day pass is $71, so this is a significant savings.

Hurry, Preschool Passes must be registered and redeemed by May 31, 2016. 

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: Buy Fun Card Get Into BOTH Parks

Busch Gardens- Buy ONE Fun Card Get Into Both Parks

Busch Gardens is offering a two-park Fun Card that offers unlimited admission to both Busch Gardens and Water Country USA through Sept. 5 for the price of a single-day admission ticket to Busch Gardens!

The pass must be purchased online HERE by March 15 and is available online only.

If you just bought a one day ticket to Busch Gardens it would be $77.  This card that will get you into BOTH parks unlimited is also $77.

Single-day admission to Water Country USA costs $51.

This pass does NOT cover parking (which is $15) so most likely you will want to order one Busch Gardens + Water Country USA 2-Park, One Year Pass.

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This is a GREAT time grab your Busch Gardens Williamsburg PreSchool Pass for FREE!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Busch Gardens Williamsburg Coupons!  

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Last Night I Spent A Week @BuschGardensVA

We Had No Idea What Was About To Happen

For the past few years we have had wonderful trips to Busch Gardens Christmas Town for the holidays.  We started years ago when my nephew P was turning 2 (he is now 5) and have continued the tradition with my niece C (now 3) and this year my new nephew I (10 months).

In past years because I am a member of the blogger program at Busch Gardens Williamsburg I have taken the family to the media event and we have gotten complimentary tickets into the park.   This year my family wasn’t going to be able to attend that night so we were going to have to buy tickets and that can get expensive for 6 people!

So I asked my sister and mom what they thought about me buying the kids tickets to the park and the Fireside Feast with Santa as their actual Christmas gifts.  Both thought it was a great idea so we got some of the $14 tickets, paid $30 for the dinner and made plans to go the night of the 15th. The kids and I were so excited- I couldn’t wait to take them to the new ice skating show, have dinner with Santa and enjoy the fact that the low for the night was about 50 degrees.

It ended up being one of the longest nights of my life.

Before you start reading this story there are a few things you need to know:

  1.  My niece, C, is EVIL when you wake her up.  Almost to the point that when we go out in public and she’s sleepy we try to keep her awake until we get in the car.
  2. I have a horrible sense of direction but I am a GPS compared to my mother.  She has many wonderful traits but she can get lost ANYWHERE.
  3. I have an unnatural attraction for Busch Gardens but especially Christmas Town.  It’s my happy place.  So when things go wrong it breaks my heart a little bit.

My sister, mom and the kids came and picked me up at noon.  We had a fairly uneventful lunch at Panera and made the 50 minute drive to Busch Gardens in record time.  On the way I opened the Busch Gardens app to make plans for the night.  Dinner with Santa was at 5:30 so we needed to work the ice skating show around that.  In order to be sure we got good seats I suggested to my sister when we got to the park to get reserved seating for the 8:30 show (it was only $5 each).  She agreed.

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Busch Gardens Christmas Town 2015 (How To Save & What To See)

Busch Gardens Christmas Town 2015

Last night I had the opportunity to head to Busch Gardens Christmas Town 2015 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.  It was opening night and in spite of the 70 degree temperatures it felt like Christmas!

The park was COMPLETELY PACKED- as I knew it would be with a grand opening on the weekend of Thanksgiving.  I also have to be honest, I wasn’t  thrilled that they chose to open on Black Friday night so I was a little tired when I got there.  The lines at the kiosks to buy tickets were crazy full- always be sure to buy your tickets online BEFORE you get to the park.  You can print them off at home and head straight in the doors. We were glad to skip one set of lines.

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Once I walked into the park I could feel myself relax.  The park has eight million light bulbs, beautiful music, incredible food and an amazing atmosphere.  It makes me happy every time I enter and I’m always thankful I live near such an amazing place!

We took the time to make a video so you can see everything I want you to see!

Most of what I wanted to cover was in the video but I wanted to talk specifically about the new show “Twas The Night.”  We finished up dinner around 6:00 and there was a show at 6:30 so we figured we would wander over to the Royal Palace Theatre and catch the show with time to spare.  We were surprised to see a line that wound all the way around the theatre, down the walk, through the cabana area and almost to Ireland.  It must have been several hundred people.

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town Discounts

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town Discounts

Busch Gardens Christmas Town Discounts

November 27 through January 3 Busch Gardens Williamsburg VA transforms into the beautiful Christmas Town.  It is one of my favorite events of the year.  Not only is it super fun to attend with my family (my niece and nephew love the lights and there are still lots of little kid rides open) but if you go with someone special it can also be terribly romantic.

I personally like going to Busch Gardens Christmas Town after Christmas Day because I feel like it makes the season last a little bit longer.

Current Busch Gardens Christmas Town prices for Christmas 2015:

Christmas Town Fun Card: Unlimited Visits for $35 (does not include parking)

Christmas Town Single Day Ticket: $35 (does not include parking)

Christmas Town + Colonial Williamsburg Bounce Ticket: $59.20 Explore Europe and America this Christmas season. Experience the fun European flair of Christmas Town™, then travel back in time to early America with a visit to Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town Discounts

 

Christmas Town Discounts 2015:

Single Day Tickets for Annual Pass Holders– $22- Log into your account and save $13 on a Christmas Town Single-Day ticket for you or your visiting friends.  These tickets are good for a single day visit between Nov. 27 – January 3.

Single Day Tickets– $35 Use the code BGWWendysDC to take $10 off the $35 ticket making them $25.

Busch Gardens Christmas Town Fun Pass– $35- This allows you unlimited visits so if you are planning a few visits this is your best value.  Annual Pass Members log in to get a little bit of a discount.

What Happens at Christmas Town?

World-champion and two-time Olympic silver medalist Elvis Stojko will headline a new holiday-themed ice show at this year’s Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™. ‘Twas That Night™ is an all-new live performance on ice being created by the same creative team that produced London Rocks™and Scrooge No More!.™

   ‘Twas That Night is based on the popular poem A Visit From St. Nicholas, published in 1823 by Clement Moore, and will be performed at Busch Gardens’ Royal Palace Theatre starting Nov. 27. Busch Gardens’ entertainment team will transform the theater’s stage into a glistening frozen pond, creating a nostalgic sense of wonderment during the retelling of this popular Christmas classic.

“Busch Gardens’ newest live show combines the grace of professional figure skating with cherished Christmas music, original holiday songs and magnificent visuals,” said Entertainment Director Bonnie Gilliland. “Elvis Stojko’s masterful skating techniques and his unbounded creativity are helping us produce an emotionally-charged show that is unlike anything else in our lineup.”

Busch Gardens Christmas Town begins Nov. 27, and for the first time the event will extend into January, with Jan. 1-3 added to the operating schedule.

We very often see discounts on single day tickets.  I have a special e-mail list of people who are looking for Christmas Town Williamsburg discount codes.   As soon as a new code or offer pops up (and I know about it) I will send out an e-mail to everyone on this list.  Once the holidays are over I will just save the list for next year.  If you would like to be added to the Busch Gardens Christmas Town discount tickets email list, please click HERE and sign up.

Christmas Town Discounts

Christmas Town is a separate ticket not included with a membership or the Waves of Honor program.

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Buy Busch Gardens Christmas Town Tickets NOW!

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Do you want to go to Busch Gardens Christmas Town?

NOW is when to buy your ticket!

Twinkle Tickets– $14 Single Day Tickets- These tickets can only be used on November 29, December 4, 6, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 24, 30, 31 and January 1, and 3.  You can purchase up to 6 tickets at this price.

Single Day Tickets for Annual Pass Holders– $22- Log into your account and save $13 on a Christmas Town Single-Day ticket for you or your visiting friends.  These tickets are good for a single day visit between Nov. 27 – January 3.

Single Day Tickets– $35- When you purchase through this link.  (these were discounted the night of 11/12 so if you had the info they were $24 they are back up in price).

Busch Gardens Christmas Town Fun Pass– $35- This allows you unlimited visits so if you are planning a few visits this is your best value.  Annual Pass Members log in to get a little bit of a discount.

It is important to note that this blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All opinions stated in this blog belong to its author and no one else. I will only endorse products, companies, and services that I have found worthy of my time and opinion. A Frugal Chick is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to www.amazon.com.


Coupons for Busch Gardens Howl O’ Scream

Coupons for Busch Gardens Howl O' Scream

Howl-O-Scream returns to Busch Gardens Williamsburg with seven haunted houses, including three all new sinister mazes, five Terror-tories, thematic dining and shopping experiences and three live stage shows.

Howl-O-Scream opens Sept. 25 and runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 1. Busch Gardens opens at 10 a.m., but becomes a seriously scary place at 6 p.m. when the Howl-O-Scream haunts come out. Guests should consider the park’s elevated scare factor when deciding whether Howl-O-Scream is appropriate for young children.

Busch Garden Howl-O-Scream Ticket Options

There are three options for tickets to Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream:

Single Day Howl O Scream Tickets (one use only): $77 (ages 10+) or $67 for (ages 3-9).  Parking will be an additional fee.

Busch Gardens Fall Fun Card (unlimited visits from September 12 – November 1): $77 (ages 3+). Parking will be an additional fee.

Busch Gardens One Year One Park Pass (unlimited visits for 1 year): $132.00 (ages 3+).  Parking and an additional 10% off all inpark purchases included.

Coupons for Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

For those who have a Busch Gardens One Year One Park Pass log into your account and you will find the option to bring a friend for FREE September 25 – October 4, 2015.  Please note the annual pass member must accompany the visitor to the park.

Also those who have Busch Gardens One Year One Park Pass can get $15 off a single day pass.  Log into your account and you will see the option to buy the ticket.

Here are some of the Howl O Scream Single Day Ticket Promotions:

Get $15 off single-day tickets (pay $60 per adult) when you use the promo code “BGWWendysHOSonline. (make sure you add the coupon code at the very beginning even before choosing tickets in a very small box below choices)

 

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl O Scream Coupons

So click here to start shopping and get your Howl O’ Scream discount tickets today!

Don’t forget to check out the current Busch Gardens Williamsburg Coupons!

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream 2015

Busch Gardens gave me complimentary tickets to the park and for food. All opinions are 100% mine!

My Visit To Busch Gardens Howl O Scream

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the opening night of Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream 2015!

Many of you know Busch Gardens Williamsburg is pretty much my happy place.  I love the amazing feeling when you walk into the park- it’s like being somewhere else with no cares or worries and with incredible food.  You can see the park’s transformation as soon as you walk in- the normally cheery entrance now beckons to the days when Jack the Ripper was terrorizing London.

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As we walked in my favorite Howl-O-Scream show, Monster Stomp, was about to begin so we ran into the Globe Theatre.  The show is SO much fun but it is not for the little ones.  It involves alot of percussion and TONS of dancing but some of the scenes are scary.  There are some incredible black light portions and I enjoy the music!

One of the things the park does that I love is make an announcement over the speakers at 5 p.m. alerting people that in one hour Howl-O-Scream will begin.  Howl-O-Scream is not designed for small children- there are lots of actors who jump out at you, loud noises and smoke.  So giving you an hour warning to get from one side of the park to the other is fantastic!

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This year Howl-O-Scream returns to Busch Gardens Williamsburg with two new mazes and a new haunted house, Scarlett’s Revenge.  Because I wanted to get pictures we went straight over to LumberHack at 6 o’clock when the park changed.

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The idea of LumberHack is a camping trip gone awry. Hikers beware: the woods hold a terrifying secret. More than 50 years ago a logging camp was abandoned after a horrific accident where saws ripped into human flesh instead of tree bark. Tragically, the loggers perished … only to inexplicably awaken from death sometime later filled with inhuman rage. The undead loggers rampaged until every living thing in the camp had felt the bite of their axes. Now the forgotten lumberjacks lie waiting for unsuspecting campers to stumble into their den of the damned.

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My First Trip to Water Country USA®

Excited to check out Water Country USA?  Don’t forget to look at the Busch Gardens Williamsburg Coupons!

My First Trip to Water Country USA

My name is Little Buddy and this summer I had the chance to take my first trip to Water Country USA® in Williamsburg, VA. My Mommy, Grandma and Aunt Laura have a Busch Gardens + Water Country USA 2-Park, One Year Pass so we can go as many times as we want and not even pay for parking!

We drove to the park and got a spot pretty close to the front.  After my mom slathered us all with sunscreen (and put on my VERY cool hat), we gathered our bags and went inside the park.  It was so clean (plenty of garbage cans for my diapers!) and lots of shade for me to sit in.

The first place we went was Cow-A-Bunga.   My big brother and sister got to play in the water and go down the two water slides (one in an inner tube!).  The water is very shallow so all ages of kids could play in it. I got to sit in the shade to sleep and eat and the adults took turns taking care of me.

Water Country USA Kids

 

Next we went to Kritter Korral.  My brother LOVES this place because they have a giant whale slide and an elephant that squirts you.  At the shallow end they have a bunch of inner tubes like in this picture.  One side you fit all the way through and the other side little people can sit in without falling!  Mommy let my brother hold me long enough for Aunt Laura to take a picture of all three of us!

P being pulled

Then he figured out the most relaxing way to float around was to have our sister pull him.  So he leaned back and made her do all the work!

Then we went over to Surfer’s Bay, which is their HUGE wave pool.  We got free life vests for everyone and went to relax and float. I almost fell asleep it was so peaceful.  Then the waves started and everyone laughed and jumped up and down in the water.

My brother wanted to go on his first big ride so he and Aunt Laura went and rode Big Daddy Falls.  You can fit up to six people in the inner tube so our whole family will be able to go once I am bigger!  Aunt Laura didn’t want to get her phone wet so we don’t have any pictures.

For our last trip we went to the Lazy River.  Aunt Laura and my brother got a double tube and floated in the sun while we played in the pool.  She said they did something called “math problems” while they were floating around.  It looked very relaxing and when I am big enough I will check it out!

Looking at the map on our way out there were still LOTS of parts of the park we didn’t see.  There should be lots of fun rides for many years to come!

My first Water Country Visit

I am so excited to go back next year!

 

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town Discount July 2015

Busch Gardens Christmas Town Discounts Post

I can’t even believe I am writing this.  It’s July.  I know that “Christmas in July” is a thing but still.

We have our first discount for Christmas Town 2015.

Busch Gardens Christmas Town begins Nov. 27, and for the first time the event will extend into January, with Jan. 1-3 added to the operating schedule.

Active Busch Gardens pass members can get the best deal of the season starting July 1 by purchasing a Christmas Town Pass online for $25, a $10 savings off the general admission price to Christmas Town. The Christmas Town Pass allows unlimited admission to Christmas Town during regular operating days from Nov. 27 through Jan. 3. Active pass members also receive their regular membership benefits like free parking and discounts on in-park dining and merchandise. The price of the pass increases to $30 on Aug. 1.

“This offer is the best deal of the season for pass members,” said Vice President of Marketing Dan Dipiazzo. “The Christmas Town Pass is a great reason to consider becoming a pass member as the pass offers a significant discount over the regular Christmas Town admission price.”

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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!

It is important to note that this blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All opinions stated in this blog belong to its author and no one else. I will only endorse products, companies, and services that I have found worthy of my time and opinion. A Frugal Chick is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to www.amazon.com.


Busch Gardens Williamsburg Season Pass Members Get a FREE Ticket

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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!

And check out all the Busch Gardens Williamsburg Coupons!

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Food and Wine Festival 2015

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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.

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

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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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Busch Gardens Military Discounts

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Military Discounts

Busch Gardens® offers special Military Discounts to our Military Members (also SeaWorld®, Adventure Island®, Water Country USA®, or Sesame Place® and Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark™ in San Diego) as a thank you for serving our country.

One of their discounts is the Waves of Honor program.  This program permits any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman and as many as three direct dependents to one free Busch Gardens admission per year.

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If your service member is unavailable, dependents also may take advantage of this amazing Busch Gardens deal, though an adult must accompany minors, and dependents ages 10 and over must present valid military dependent ID.

Busch Gardens military discount tickets will be issued at participating parks after service members complete a short registration form.

Additionally many Military Bases have a Ticket/Travel Office where you can purchase Military Discounted Busch-Gardens Theme Park tickets.  For those stationed near me (in Virginia) it’s called the ITT.  You can click HERE to find information on hours and locations.  Military discounted rates are available to active duty, retirees, DoD civilians, reservists and family members accompanied with a military ID card.  The person using the ticket does not have to be military but the purchaser must be.

If you are looking for discount Busch Gardens tickets for Tampa and are military consider using the Shades of Green program for booking your hotel or buying your tickets.

Ready to buy Busch Garden discount tickets?  Click HERE to begin shopping.

 

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Born in 1975? Get Into Busch Gardens Williamsburg FREE

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg is celebrating it’s 40th birthday this year and if you are too, you can get in FREE!

Opening weekend (March 27 – 29) if you show your valid ID displaying you were born in 1975 you can get in for FREE!  This is only good for opening weekend.

Busch Gardens Adult Ticket Deals

Busch Gardens is offering a two-park Fun Card that offers unlimited admission to both Busch Gardens and Water Country USA through Sept. 6 for the price of a single-day admission ticket to Busch Gardens!

The pass must be purchased online HERE by March 31 and is available online only.

If you just bought a one day ticket to Busch Gardens it would be $75.  This card that will get you into BOTH parks unlimited is also $75.

Single-day admission to Water Country USA costs $51.

Busch Gardens Child Ticket Deals

The Busch Gardens Williamsburg PreSchool Pass is available again this year!

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.

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Busch Gardens Christmas Town Review- “This Place Makes Me Happy!”

Busch Gardens Christmas Town

 As a Busch Gardens Thrill Seeker I was provided Busch Gardens Christmas Town tickets for the opening day of Christmas Town.  All the opinions expressed are 100% my own.

On what seemed like the coldest day in 2014 I had the privilege of opening Busch Garden’s Christmas Town!  As part of their blogger program I have gotten some fun behind-the-scenes looks at things and our last meeting for 2014 did not disappoint.  I am excited to tell you about this amazing park.

About a month ago they asked all the Busch Garden Christmas Town bloggers if there was ONE thing we could do in the park to truly make our visit memorable what would it be?  The answer was overwhelming.  “WE WANT TO PET A PENGUIN.”

Don’t get me wrong- roller coasters are fantastic, the food is amazing and I love the swag but come on, we got to pet a penguin!  To answer your question- they are softer than you would think.  Almost like petting a cat.  The penguin, Maggie, was getting a bit antsy as we were finishing up with her so her trainer put her on the ground to stretch.  I had a tiny penguin running around my feet.  Then about a foot to my right, she stopped, relieved herself and continued her celebration.   At the end of the night when my niece was asked what her favorite part was she easily answered “the penguin pooped.”  Ah the memories.

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We had a few hours to kill between the penguins and our next event so we got to wander around the park.  In case you don’t know the park opens progressively one country at a time.  If you are getting there with kids I wouldn’t come right at opening at 2 p.m.  There really wasn’t much to do with the kids until about 3 (all the rides were in the places closed off) and it was hard to keep them entertained.  So shoot to get there at 3 p.m. and you will be in great shape.

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EXPIRED: Busch Gardens Christmas Town Tickets NOW!!!!

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Lock in the best Christmas Town™ deal of the season during Busch Gardens’ 12 Days of Christmas special offer. This $12 single-day Christmas Town ticket represents a $20 savings off the regular $32 one-day ticket price.

The limited-time, online-only sale starts Nov. 12 and runs through Nov. 18.  The Christmas Town $12 single-day ticket is redeemable on any one of the following dates: Nov. 21, 22, 23, 30, Dec. 7, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22 or 30.

“The $12 Christmas Town ticket is the best deal of the Christmas Town season,” said Marketing Vice President Dan Dipiazzo. “Pick one of the 12 days to visit and discover why Christmas Town is the place where Christmas shines brightest.”

Christmas Town brings holiday traditions to life with heartwarming shows, delicious holiday dining and festive shopping opportunities. Experience Christmas traditions from around the world and keep warm with a mug of Busch Gardens’ signature hot chocolate. This year, Christmas Town is brighter than ever with eight million lights. Of course, no visit would be complete without a stop at the North Pole to see Santa’s workshop and meet the jolly old elf-himself. Christmas Town opens for the season on Nov. 21 and operates select days through Dec. 31.

And if those dates won’t for you check out this deal exclusively for A Frugal Chick readers:

Sign up for Busch Gardens email-only Black Friday offers at christmastown.com/deals. It’s the only place to find exciting deals like $10 off a 2014 Christmas Town single-day ticket or a $40 single-day admission to Busch Gardens in Spring 2015. The tickets go on sale Nov. 28 and are only available to email subscribers. Quantities may be limited so sign up today. Subscribers can preview all of Busch Gardens’ Black Friday deals starting Nov. 24.

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