Busch Gardens Williamsburg will open the gates tomorrow for it’s 2010 season.Among the new attractions hitting this season are the Highland Stables which will include an all new group of Clydesdales, black face sheep and Border Collie Pups. This comes after the parks parent company Anheuser Busch sold the park to Blackstone Entertainment at the last part of 2009. Many wondered what would become of the parks signature horses after sister parks Busch Gardens Tampa and Sea World Orlando discontinued use of the horses due to contractual obligations.
Other attractions new to the park this year include “Europe in the Air” which replaces the “Corkscrew Hill” attraction, and Celtic Fyre which replaces the show Emerald Beat. Other plans for the season include more concerts in the various ongoing concert series, and more nights to it’s Holiday Event, Christmastown after many nights sold out last year.
The full press release from Busch Gardens Europe
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (March 25, 2010) – Busch Gardens kicks off its 2010 season Friday, March 26, and will open daily through April 11 to coincide with spring break.
Join the fun with the park’s all new Highland Stables attraction, featuring the park’s own team of Clydesdales as well as a flock of Scottish Blackface sheep and two Border collie puppies. The barn itself also is getting a facelift. The gleaming white fencing and polished brass tack gave way to a more rustic look and feel akin to barns found on farms dotting the Scottish countryside.
Of course, all the traditional favorites are back this year as well. With a host of KIDsiderate opportunities, the thrill of Griffon and the great dining options, Busch Gardens offers something for the whole family.
Busch Gardens is offering a new way to save in 2010.
All season long, guests can save $5 on each single-day ticket by making the purchase at http://www.buschgardens.com/va. Busch Gardens also is retaining its 2009 pass prices, so a new 2010 one-year pass still costs just $99.95. Guests renewing their 2009 passes will receive additional cost savings. All passes include access to all of the park’s concerts, Howl-O-Scream, free parking, discounts on food and merchandise, and unlimited visits to the park. A single-day ticket costs $61.95. Residents of Virginia can still purchase the Fun Card, which also costs $61.95 and is valid for admission all spring and summer.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment operates 10 parks across the U.S. including SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio; Busch Gardens parks in Tampa, Fla. and Williamsburg; Discovery Cove and Aquatica in Orlando; Sesame Place near Philadelphia, Pa.; and water parks Adventure Island in Tampa and Water Country USA in Williamsburg.
The 10 parks play host to 25 million guests each year and employ 26,000 people nationwide. To learn more, visit http://www.SeaWorldParksandEntertainment.com or call toll-free (888) 800-5447. Additionally, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment created the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, a non-profit, private charitable foundation committed to supporting wildlife and habitat conservation, research, education and animal rescue programs worldwide. Learn more at SWBG-ConservationFund.org