Taste of Busch Gardens
By now you have probably heard about the Busch Gardens Williamsburg ALL-NEW special event – Taste of Busch Gardens. Guests can taste delicious Food & Wine Festival fan favorites plus wine tastings and specialty beverages not normally served in the park. But do you know if your Fun Card, Preschool Pass, Membership etc can get you a free reservation or if you need to purchase a ticket?
Here is the answer:
All Memberships, Annual Pass, Military Pass, Fun Cards, Preschool Pass & Friends and Family Pass are valid for free admission to Tastes of Busch Garden with a reservation. 2020 Fun Cards and Preschool Passes will be valid through Nov. 1. So make your reservations today!
Busch Gardens® Williamsburg will launch an ALL-NEW special event – Taste of Busch Gardens. Guests will have plenty of outdoor space to stroll through the park’s 150 acres and get to taste Food & Wine Festival fan favorites, this is not your traditional park entrées, plus wine tastings and specialty beverages. This special event will also feature four iconic roller coasters, a log flume ride, and a high flying Screamin’ Swing, that will add to the fun for friends and families.
Taste of Busch Gardens will run Sept. 2 – 27, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 5 – 9 p.m., and Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5 – 9 p.m. Purchase tickets
The Taste of Busch Gardens special event will offer all-new experiences for everyone including:
- FOOD AND DRINKS: 15 specialty foods and 30+ wines, beers and specialty beverages
- VILLAGES: Oktoberfest & Rhinefeld
- COASTERS: Alpengeist® & Verbolten®
- RIDES: Der Wirblewind, Le Scoot and Kinder Karussel
Tastes of Busch Gardens will offer guests a taste of the world when they visit six of the park’s villages including newly added Rhinefeld and Oktoberfest, in addition to Scotland, Ireland, France and New France.
Guests can embark on a flavor-filled journey to choose from 10 food and beverage kiosks. 15 specialty foods and desserts, more than 30 beers from around the world, and 10 specialty drink specials will be spread out throughout six of the park’s themed villages. A sampling of the event will include offerings like:
Best of Food & Wine Festival – Offerings include Bangers & Colcannon, Gamba Fritters, Mushi-Gyoza and Hibiscus Lemonade
The Brew Bar – A variety of beers and a delicious Charcuterie plate will be on tap at this location.
‘Old Country’ Fries – Menu includes an array of golden French fry servings from around the world complete with Italian, English and Irish toppings complemented with cold draft beer selections.
Decadent Delights – Sweet offerings include Beignets, a Cookie Dough Cone, Cannoli’s, alcoholic and non-alcoholic specialty drinks..
Chef’s Choice – The menu is set with a variety of favorites including Steak Chimichurri, Jerk Chicken Slider, Risotto and specialty drinks.
NEW BEVERAGE AND DESSERT OFFERINGS – Loukamades fried donuts, wine tastings, craft beers and a Sangria Garden featuring flavors like Red, Citrus Moscato and Strawberry. Tastings require an additional fee.
Thrill seekers can also enjoy the park’s other iconic coasters and rides, with physically distant seating, including Finnegan’s Flyer®, Griffon®, InvadR® and much more. And after soaring through the air, guests can continue their experience by visiting Busch Garden’s famous Clydesdales, wolves and eagles, and indulging in an amazing array of specialty food and wine offerings, and barbeque fare with outdoor seating at Trapper’s Smokehouse.
“Coming off of our very successful Coasters & Craft Brews event, the Taste of Busch Gardens is another way for us to provide our guests with a unique experience sure to create long-lasting memories, while operating with enhanced health and safety measures in place,” said Kevin Lembke, president of Busch Gardens Williamsburg. “We’re adding even more coasters and rides for the entire family. The combination of world class coasters and rides paired with a menu of brand new culinary offerings will make for an amazing experience that only Busch Gardens can provide.”
In compliance with Virginia’s phase 3 safety guidelines for reopening businesses, Taste of Busch Gardens will operate with enhanced health and safety protocols for cleaning and sanitizing, physical distancing, face covering requirements and temperature screenings. Special event capacity will be extremely limited to create ample space for guests to enjoy their experience, while maintaining physical distancing in a safe environment. Reservations can be made by visiting the park’s website.
This special event admission starts at $44.99. Consumers can bundle admission and a tasting card for $68.99 (includes five menu items) or $92.99 (includes 10 menu items). For best value, guests have the option to purchase a Membership for as low as $10.99 per month, with no down payment. Members receive 12 months of unlimited visitation and park benefits and rewards including FREE parking*, in-park discounts and much more. Admission is included for active Members, Annual Pass Holders and Fun Card holders. Reservations can be made by visiting the park’s website.