Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Kings Dominion to offer “Virginia Thrills” like never before


Virginia is for lovers of all types, including coaster lovers. Two of the biggest fan attractions in Virginia announced Tuesday that they are teaming up for a very special partnership,  and it’s the first time in 15 years that the parks have done so. It’s all in an effort to not only bring more tourism to Virginia, but also to keep families in the state, and enjoying the thrills and family fun that the two parks have to offer.


The “Virginia Thrills” ticket was announced this morning,  as a joint venture between Kings Dominion in Doswell,  VA and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The new ticket option will give guests a huge discounted price on daily tickets for both parks.

“The friendly competition between Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion has created two world-class theme parks,” president and CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation Rita McClenny said. “Combining their resources with the state’s grant program, creates a unique opportunity to market the corridor from Richmond to Williamsburg to families who may not otherwise consider Virginia as a thrill vacation destination.”

The tickets will run $106 dollars, and is valid for one single-day admission each to Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion (Soak City included) within seven consecutive days. There is also the Virginia Thrills Ticket Plus costs $135 and adds each venue’s water parks to the package. The Virginia Thrills Ticket Plus is valid for two single-day admission tickets to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA® and two single-day admission tickets to Kings Dominion (Soak City included) within seven consecutive days.

The savings is about $34 dollars for the single day tickets,  and over $120 dollars for the two day ticket.  Passholders at both parks will not be affected, and there is no additional savings.

Both parks will celebrate 40 years in 2015, and both are rolling out some very special events. Busch Gardens Williamsburg just opened the parks 7th coaster with Tempesto, as well as an all new show.
Fun facts:

Combined Park Thrills

-Nearly 600 acres of rides, shows and attractions
-21 rollercoasters, featuring Intimidator-305, one of the world’s tallest and fastest giga-coasters, and Tempesto™, Busch Gardens thrilling new launch coaster with three launch experiences and slow-roll inversion.
-3 kid areas featuring more than 20 rides designed for families to enjoy together.
-63 acres of water parks, including Soak City at King’s Dominion and Water Country USA® in Williamsburg, Virginia

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For more information about the Virginia Thrills ticket,  visit the official website by clicking here!