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Busch Gardens Williamsburg -- when to visit?

Busch Gardens Williamsburg: Would two days be enough time to do everything?

From Tracey K
Posted May 24, 2010 at 9:49 AM
I'd like to take my kids to Busch Gardens -- ages 16 and 7.

We could go the last week of June, the first week of August, or a weekend in early September. Is any one of those better than the others, as in less crowded?

Would two days be enough time to do everything?

If we go in June or August then Water Country would be open... is it worth spending a day there? The only water parks my kids have been to are the Disney water parks, and they loved those.

Thanks for any help or advice you might be able to give me. :)


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From Frank Forrester
Posted May 24, 2010 at 4:48 PM
Your best bet would be the last week of June. The first week of August is very Hot and Humid and if you go in September you will still see crowds as the park is only open on weekends by then. Saturday is the busiest day for the park.

If you go the last week of June you will be able to catch their new IllumiNights which starts on June 28th and runs until August 22nd. The best days to go during the summer months is anytime during the week as the weekends will be the busiest.

I haven't been to Water Country so wouldn't be able to help you there.

From Tyler S.
Posted May 24, 2010 at 6:27 PM
Water Country is fun but your kids might be a bit disappointed if they have already been to the Disney water parks. 2 days is plenty of time to see the park.

From Tim Chatlos
Posted May 25, 2010 at 1:25 AM
Two days should be perfect. It's a wonderful park. One of the best in the country!

From Deidre Dennis
Posted June 1, 2010 at 10:49 PM
We went a couple of years back and loved it. We did DC, BGW and the Jamestown/Yorktown Settlements. Didn't think the kids would enjoy the latter as much as they did but they loved it, (both age 11 at the time).

Anyway, the waterpark was enjoyable... hubba bubba highway (a lazy river that has only what I can describe as currents in it where you literally don't have to do anything). Alpengheist gave me a headache, but we pretty much enjoyed everything else. One of the cleanest parks I've ever been to.

We were planning to go to Hershey this June but flights got too expensive. May go in August but I find myself not getting that excited about that.

I think BGW because you can do so much more in the area than just the theme park and the waterpark. By the way, it was June when we went and it was hot but not very humid. I think we went June 17-27. Crowds were extremely light... no more than a 10 minute wait on any attraction we went on, and we visited the park at least 4 times during our trip.

From Tyler Bell
Posted June 2, 2010 at 4:05 AM
There is no big crowds late August,early september.I rode Apollos Chariot 3 times ina row, my longest wait was three minutes.

From Heather Priest
Posted June 29, 2010 at 4:03 PM
we have been going to BGW for years now, I must say anytime you go you should not have any trouble. The only thing i have issues w/are the fact that they took out one of the best coasters they had (big bad wolf) and we had some locker issues w/the all day lockers.

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