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Should I dedicate 1 full day to King's Dominion and the 1 and 1/2 days to Busch Gardens Williamsburg?
I'll be there Aug 13-15.. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Do either of the parks have some kind of flash pass/express pass you can buy? Or is it needed? Do you recommend a certain park on a certain day? Thanks..
However, if you toss the admissions argument out of the equation, I would visit BGW on Thursday (arriving :30 minutes before the park opens and staying through until closing), then go to KD on Friday, and revisit BGW on Saturday repeating everything you loved, and making sure to fit in a few shows, the zoo area, and a visit to Das Festhaus as well (and don't forget to ride Big Bad Wolf about 100 times before they tear it down in the fall).
The problem I have with KD is that once you've ridden the headliner coasters (Dominator, Volcano, Flight of Fear, and maybe Anaconda and Grizzly) a couple times each, everything else is pretty much par-for-the-course compared to your home amusement park. BGW has attractions that have more in common with Disney and Universal and are immersive and compelling enough to warrant repeat visits.
I spent a week in the Williamsburg area last year, and one day was plenty for a fulfilling time at KD, however, I visited BGW four different times that week and still wanted to go back for more!
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