Young but disabled by MS...any tips?Busch Gardens Williamsburg: Do you have some tips and help for someone visiting Busch Gardens VA with multiple schlerosis?
From Rhonda HolmesI have multiple schlerosis and cannot walk for long distances. So; I thought I would rent an EVC. Does anyone have any experience visiting the park with a disability? I thought I would also buy a QQ since I cannot stand for long periods either. What priveledges does this give me? Is it worth it? Thanks for any tips you can give me!
Posted March 2, 2012 at 8:03 AM
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From Jeff ElliottHonestly this is a tough question, since you would need to have direct experience in order to give a good answer.
Posted March 2, 2012 at 1:13 PM
In lue of direct experience, I would call the park directly and see if they can answer your questions.
Here is the address to the Special Needs webpage for Busch Gardens: http://seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-williamsburg/Park-Info/Special-Needs
Their phone number is: (800) 343-7946
From David L.Rhonda, I don't have experience at Busch Gardens Virginia, but depending on what you're interested in, I would be hesitant to go. Realize EVCs are $45 there, quick queue starts at 20, plus tickets. For all of that, make sure you are interested in a good amount of things there(animals, shows, coaster, etc...). As for the Quick Queue, the regular allows 1 priority boarding(I assume front of the line pass) for the major attractions except Verbolten. The unlimited version is $40 to $50 bucks and includes unlimited priority boarding for all major rides except Verbolten. The plus version includes the unlimited, but with one Verbolten priority boarding($50-60). To me, it seems like the regular would be the best($20-30) because of price, but if you will be there when verbolten opens and really want an easy spot, you can go for the unlimited plus. You can buy them in advance on the website. Have a great trip!
Posted March 2, 2012 at 9:29 PM
From Tom RiggRhonda, in general, if you have a disability, BGW will let you enter the ride through a different entrance and you will wait minimal amounts of time. The EVC is expensive, but pretty essential if walking is an issue as there is a part of the park with a pretty big hill. Also, depending on the time of week and month you go it may not be very busy. If you visit during the early spring on a weekend, or in the early summer on a weekday the crowds won't be too bad which will help a good bit. When you get to the park the EVC/stroller rental is to the left beyond the ticket booths and bathrooms. Once down the hill and through the turnstiles guest relations is to the immediate right. I would stop by there first thing and get them to fill you in on your options. I honestly don't think a quick queue will be necessary as you will probably enter the rides at a different entrance. In all appearances, BGW has come across as very accommodating to the unique needs of its guests.
Posted March 3, 2012 at 6:04 AM
From Rhonda HolmesThank you all for the tips! Hopefully when we go (April 28) it will be a WEE bit early in the season; and I will sure be there early in the morning and reserve a vehicle to help me get around. I'll also call that number and warn them I'm coming! Thanks again. Rhonda
Posted March 10, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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