What’s New in 2019 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country?
In celebration of Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s special Pass Members-only “Sneak Peek Day” opening THIS Saturday (March 16th), we wanted to share the run down on everything new and exciting happening in the park.
Whether you’re planning a trip for Spring Break, or maybe later in the summer—this blog post is for you!
(Psst…if you’re in need of some cheap Busch Gardens tickets or passes, we’ve got the hookup. Just check out our Vacation Channel Special Deals Page for DEEP discounts on tickets to Williamsburg attractions!)
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What’s new at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in 2019?
Blasting off in May 2019 is Finnegan’s Flyer, an extreme swing ride overlooking the water in the Ireland section of the park. Guests will take in the sights at over 80 feet in the air—but don’t think it’s a walk in the park. This thrill ride will blow your hair back, reaching speeds of up to 45 mph! Book your tickets now to be first in line—maybe you’ll even catch us out there on opening day!
What’s new at Water Country in 2019?
Busch Gardens isn’t the only park with new thrill rides to explore though. Water Country USA is launching Cutback Water Coaster, a new RocketBLAST thrill ride, opening Spring 2019. This is Virginia’s FIRST water coaster, and it looks to be a doozy! Guests will slip and slide down 850 feet of tube, with razor-sharp turns and drops designed to give even the bravest of riders a jolt!
What’s Battle for Eire Like?
And in case you missed its opening last year, you’re definitely going to want to check out Battle for Eire, Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s first VR simulator ride! From the moment you strap on your specially designed VR headset, you’ll find yourself transported to the realm of the fairies, The Otherworld. You’ll fight the evil Dark Lord, Balor, side by side with the fairy guardian Addie. If you’ve never tried Virtual Reality before, you’re in for a real treat—it’s an experience like nothing else you’ve ever tried before! This ride is perfect for kids and adults alike.
Save the Date—New Acts Coming to Summer Nights Live!
Summer Nights Live! at Busch Gardens always brings top-notch entertainment, and 2019 is no exception. If you’re a fan of America’s Got Talent or Britain’s Got Talent, you’re going to love what’s in store for the summer. With flashy special effects and stellar dancing from Like Balance, Fighting Gravity, and Freckled Sky, Stormtroopers(!) busting stellar moves with Boogie Storm, cutting-edge instrumentation from Williams Close & The Earth Harp Collective, and comedy/juggling/magic from The Passing Zone—there really is something for everyone!
For a more detailed look at the acts, check out our breakdown on all the performers here.
Check out the poster below for dates—don’t forget to mark your calendar!
Busch Gardens For Spring Break and Extra Special Ticket Discounts!
Busch Gardens is sure to have plenty of surprises up their sleeve—from new attractions, shows, food, events, and more. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you in the know!
Busch Gardens Williamsburg will be open daily for Spring Break from March 31 through April 23. Make sure to click the link below and snag your tickets and passes while they’re still on sale!
Martin Walsh is an owner of The Vacation Channel, and filmmaker with over a decade of experience making engaging travel content. He’s on a mission to make sure your family has fun this year with a trip to Coastal Virginia. If you would like a local’s opinion, you can always send him a question via email. Now get outside and go have an adventure!