Busch Gardens & Water Country USA offer NEW Membership Program
Busch Gardens Membership Program – Christmas Town™ Now Included in New Plans
New Membership Programs for Busch Gardens Williamsburg & Water County USA now includes Christmas Town details:
So, you have heard the big new, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA are offering new Membership Plans…in place of the Busch Gardens Annual Passes, but what does that mean for you?
Well if you are a Busch Gardens Williamsburg Pass holder it means that you get to make a decision; stay in the program you are in or opt for the new Memberships. The Memberships have one big advantage and that is they include Christmas Town. And Busch Gardens has said that the Christmas Town tickets will go up in price this year so you may save some money by moving to the new Memberships if you plan on going to Christmas Town. Also, they are all 2 park passes so you get both Busch Gardens & Water Country USA admission. But make sure to read the details of each plan as some offer parking, some only offer a parking discount and have black out dates.
The good news is that to help move you over to the new Memberships from the Busch Gardens Season Passes they are offering special pricing until March 31 for each of the three Membership Plans. Right now Basic Membership is $10/mo, Unlimited Membership $15/mo, Premier Membership $20/mo. But don’t wait if you know you are going to switch to membership because starting April 1, monthly rates will increase to $12, $17 and $22, respectively for the three plans.
But what if you don’t want to switch? You don’t have to. According to Busch Gardens “You do not have to switch to a Membership Plan, nor will you automatically be assigned into a new plan or a new rate…There will be a point in the future that (they will) no longer honor Passes purchased years ago, continuing monthly payments…(but they) have not put a timeline on that yet.” And they will notify Busch Gardens Williamsburg Pass holders at that time and let them know.
But if you want the discounts they are running for those who sign up now or roll Annual Passes over here are the 3 Membership Plan:
This is the lowest monthly cost plan but there are a few reasons for the low price. Parking is only discounted, not free. And although you get Busch Gardens (including Christmas Town) and Water Country USA admission you will have block out dates. So this pass is really good for those with flexible schedules and then maybe the drivers in the family could get the Unlimited Pass for the parking. To help you decide below are the block out dates:
Starting April 1, monthly rates will increase to $12, $17 and $22, respectively for the three plans.Have more questions? Here is the FAQ section on moving from Annual Pass Holder to Membership Plans:
Got more questions about Busch Gardens Passes and Memberships? Here are some frequently asked questions straight from Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s website!
If I purchase a Basic Membership and want to visit the park on a blockout date, do I have to purchase a full-priced admission ticket?
We have a special discounted rate for Basic Members to visit on blockout dates. You can purchase a $25 ticket on the day of your visit.
Do I get free guest tickets with the Membership program?
Members on the Unlimited Plan receive two free guest tickets per year and those with a Premier Membership receive three each year. The Member must be with the guest to receive the tickets and they can be used at either Busch Gardens or Water Country USA. Free guest tickets will be distributed during select months and may not be available at the time of purchase.
If I decide to keep my Pass, will I still receive free parking?
You will continue to get free parking with your 1-park or 2-park Pass. Platinum Pass holders will get free preferred parking (guaranteed before noon at the Virginia parks; based on availability after 12 p.m.).
How do I convert to the new Membership program?
You can visit the park before it opens for the season on March 1–4 or 8–11 from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. to take advantage of early redemption days. You can also call (757) 229-4386 to enroll by phone or visit the parks’ ticket windows on any regular operating day to make the change. This transaction is not available online and must be handled in person or by telephone.
If I currently have an active Pass on the EZpay monthly payment plan, can I cancel without penalty and become a Member?
Yes. On your next visit, simply stop by any park ticket window or call our customer service line at (757) 229-4386 to enroll by phone. For your convenience, we are providing early redemption days on March 1–4 or 8–11 from 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Where can I switch my Pass to Membership while I’m at the park?
You can visit any guest ticket window at the front entrance or at Guest Relations.
I have a 2018 Fun Card and would like to join the Membership Program. Do I have to buy a new Membership at full price? Can the Fun Card price be applied to the Membership?
No, you will simply pay the difference between the prorated Fun Card and the Membership Plan of choice. We will prorate the difference based on how long you have had your Fun Card.
Ready to become a Member or learn more? Visit Busch Gardens website for details! If you are looking for the FREE 2-Park Preschool Pass or the Summer Fun Card (that includes Spring too) visit Busch Gardens website. For AWESOME Military Busch Gardens FREE Passes
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