Busch Gardens Williamsburg will celebrate 40 years of fun in 2016. I have been visiting this park since I was a child, and now I take my own children here. If you have never been to Busch Gardens you are missing out, it is one of the most beautiful theme parks on the East Coast.
Offering non-stop thrills, entertainment and fantastic dining Busch Gardens is the place to be for your summer vacation or a weekend visit.
Celebrating 40 years they have added a few new additions to the park.
The current Italian restaurant (Ristorante della Piazza) in the park’s San Marco village is transforming into an international market-style restaurant this spring that will eliminate buffet lines for a more relaxing dining experience. The theme of the yet-to-be-named restaurant is based on the travels of Marco Polo and will feature classic Italian, Mediterranean and Asian entrée, salad and dessert stations. It also will include a new stone hearth oven for artisan flat breads.
“We’re bringing the flavors of the world to the world’s most beautiful theme park,” said Busch Gardens Culinary Vice President Franz Kitenko. “And, we are excited to introduce a new open design that will enhance the dining experience for our guests with less wait and more options.”
Beer aficionados will delight in a new craft beer room inside Das Festhaus opening in the spring and will serve 30 local and regional craft beers along with a variety of snacks. If you have never been to Das Festhaus you are really missing out on a fun German experience including a live polka band.
The park will also debut new evening show that will light up the night sky at the open-air Busch Gardens’ Royal Palace Theatre. The show is a contemporary spin on the classic French tale of the three musketeers, as audiences join the trio on a quest to save king and country. This live performance embraces new technology and takes advantage of the night sky to bring guests into the story.
“An evening performance opens up a world of possibilities for an open-air venue like the Royal Palace Theatre,” said the park’s Entertainment Director Peter Dunklee. “Playing with light and shadow in the night air lets us immerse the audience into the storyline like never before. It’s definitely something worth staying late for.”
Offering over 50 attractions, world-class dining and shopping experiences and the Sesame Street Forest of Fun for your little ones, be sure to add Busch Gardens Williamsburg to your summer vacation. For the water park loving families add a visit to Water Country USA to your adventures.
Have you been to Busch Gardens Williamsburg? What is your favorite feature of this beautiful park?