The highlight of my trip to Williamsburg, Virginia was Busch Gardens theme park.
Busch Gardens was only a few minutes drive from our hotel. It took a longer time to get into the park. It was the beginning of summer and it seemed everyone was at the park.
The theme of Busch Gardens was the history and culture of old Europe. It was divided into 5 countries – England, Italy, Ireland, Germany and France. Each country had it’s own rides, entertainment, food and ambiance.
Getting into the park was high tech. My cousins were residents of Virginia that’s why they were entitled to a pass that will allow them to come back as many times as they want for the summer. They paid the same amount as my single entry pass which was $63.99. To make sure the same person uses the pass they scanned your fingerprint and embedded the information to the ticket.
We missed this ride because it was closed when we wanted to ride it. It finally opened late in the day and we were too tired to line up. According to Wikipedia the Griffon is the world’s second tallest and fastest Diving Machine roller coaster, named after the legendary creature, the griffin; contains a ninety-degree drop from over two-hundred feet and a “splashdown” finale.
I liked Busch Gardens because it wasn’t too big and we were able to walk around the whole park. It also had enough rides to keep the youngest to the oldest visitor entertained. We were all tired at the end of the day but we had so much fun.
2010 Regular Admission Rates
Regular Admission – $63.99
Child Admission (ages 3-9) – $53.99
Children 2 and under – Free
Parking – $13
1 Busch Gardens Boulevard
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8785