We’ve all seen parks honor one million guests. But 100 million? That’s a feat that took Busch Gardens Williamsburg 42 years to do. On Friday, the park welcomed Reggie Henderson as their 100 millionth guest. Reggie also had a huge gift basket for being lucky enough to walk in at the right time.
“Busch Gardens boasts a rich history,” said President David Cromwell. “This is truly a significant milestone for our park. This occasion marks an exciting time for our honored guests as well as our team members.”
The prize package includes:
- Admission to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA® for 5 years
- Invitation to VR 2018 Opening Day to be among the first-to-ride
- Summer Dining Plan
- Ultimate Thrills Quick Queues
- Elite VIP Tour
- Reserved Seating for all remaining 2017 concerts
- Annual Photo Key for the family
- Huge gift basket filled with park merchandise
“I was just back for a family vacation and decided to come to Busch Gardens,” said Henderson, a Henderson, North Carolina, native. “The last time I was here, I was in the seventh grade, which was in 1977. It was amazing and quite an honor.”
Busch Gardens Williamsburg opened on May 10, 1975. Back then, it was called, “The Old Country.” Former Gov. Mills E. Godwin, Jr. and television personality Ed McMahon were among the dignitaries on hand as more than 6,000 guests attended the park’s officially opening.
Today, it’s an action-packed European-themed adventure park with more than 50 thrilling rides, shows and attractions. The park is home to nine landscaped villages inspired by six countries for guests to explore.
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