Busch Gardens Williamsburg advice on quick queue and hotels
Busch Gardens Williamsburg:
I am planning a trip to Busch Gardens Europe and wanted feedback on whether or not it is worth it to purchase the quick queue. I haven't visited this park in about seven years and don't remember the lines being too bad and that was during the summer on the weekend. Also, I need hotel recommendations. We are all adults and will have a car. We want someplace clean and nice. I have stayed at the Kingsmill in the past but that is out of the budget for this trip.
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There is a Clarion hotel that is right off Richmond Road, very close to the historic area.
351 York Street, Williamsburg, 23185.
It is a decent hotel, the only issue is the bathrooms are small. Pool and Hot Tub.
As far as the Quick Queue, it completely depends on when you are going. If you are going on a week day, it is a waste of your money. My biggest advice, GET THERE EARLY. If you get there before the park fully opens, you can start with Loch Ness, and make the loop before lunch. Then you have time to watch a couple shows after lunch and let your food go down.
If you are going in the summer, on a Saturday, and you can't get there til noon .... Then get the Quick Queue. Otherwise you will be in line for an hour at every ride.
The quick que pass is okay if you just can't bare to wait in a line. It takes you pretty close to the front of the line on most rides.
There are tons of hotels around that area for different sized budgets. I'd do a good Google search for hotels in that area and pay attention to reviews.
There are two options on the Quick Queue, the Quick Queue gives your priority boarding on all major rides one time. The Quick Queue unlimited gives you priority boarding on all major rides all day long. The quick queue unlimited is $25 more than the quick queue. It really depends on when you going as to whether it is worth it. Weekends in the Spring can be very crowded with long lines for the major coasters. So if you don't want to spend 1.5 hours waiting for Griffon, Apollo's Chariott, etc. it may be worth it.
As for hotels. The Williamsburg Marriott is very close to BGE and is very nice. It is a full service hotel and prices on weekneds can run $150 and up. I have heard people get it on priceline for $75 on weekends, if you want to take a chance. It is a very nice hotel, with an indoor/outdoor pool and an indoor hot tub. There is also a nice bar on-site and the restaurant offers a nice breakfast buffet. This is our favorite hotel when visiting BGE. Other hotels closeby include the Courtyard by Marriott ($129 on weekends during the summer) and the Days Inn ($99 on weekends during the summer).
If you or someone in your party is military of a Govt employee you can save a bit on the rates.
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