UPDATE: Rain Plan
W&M Busch Gardens Day will happen rain or shine unless the park determines the need to close for safety reasons. Busses will be running as planned from the W&M Hall Lot if the park is open. However, Busch Gardens will honor the epxiration date printed on your ticket if you choose to wait until the weather clears.
William & Mary Busch Gardens Day is sponsored by the Student Assembly & Student Affairs. Once a year, the Student Assembly subsidizes park tickets to provide a significant discount to W&M students (typical cost for one-day admission is $80). The entire park is open during normal operating hours and transforms to Howl-O-Scream at 6 PM.
Ticket sales will begin on Thursday, September 22 and end at 5:00 PM on September 30. Tickets may be purchased at the Sadler Center Information Desk weekdays from 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM.
Only cash, checks, and W&M Express are accepted. Season ticket holders may enter with their current season ticket.
Students may purchase tickets for $25 with a valid Tribe Card, and may purchase up to four tickets. In order to receive the $25 rate for all tickets (for example, when purchasing for other W&M students), students must present four student Tribe Cards. Otherwise, additional tickets will cost $35.
Faculty and staff may purchase tickets for $35 with a valid Tribe Card, and may purchase up to four tickets with one Tribe Card.
Complimentary buses will run from the W&M Hall parking lot starting at 2:00 PM. The final bus will depart Busch Gardens at 10:30 PM. There will be two busses running continuously between W&M Hall and Busch Gardens; they are not on a set schedule. Additionally, the WATA grey line provides service from the Williamsburg Transportation Center to Busch Gardens and is free for W&M students with their Tribe Card. Parking passes can be purchased with your ticket at the Information Desk for $12. Limited parking passes are available at that price.Questions? Call the Office of Student Leadership Development at 221-3300.