Busch Gardens’ ‘Coasters and Craft Brews’ special event extended

Williamsburg

Busch Gardens Coasters and Craft Brews (Photo courtesy: Busch Gardens)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — Although the general park at Busch Gardens remains closed, a new outdoor event will be open to ticket holders showcasing the different villages while enjoying local brews and fresh cuisine.

As of Friday afternoon, Busch Gardens announced that due to popular demand, the event will be extended by one week until August 23. Reservations for the limited-capacity festivities opens August 8 at 10 a.m.

“Be sure to stay tuned because we are working on more ways to keep the fun going!” the park wrote on social media.

Here are the details:

Beginning Thursday, August 6 until Sunday, August 23, guests will have the opportunity to visit select areas of the park for a pairing of roller coasters and more than 20 local and craft brews.

Reservations are required to enter the park.

The event marks the first time the park has opened its doors since the pandemic began in March. Busch Gardens said the festivities will align with the new executive order and updated phase 3 restrictions that Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Tuesday for Hampton Roads — including James City County.

As per the order, alcohol sales stop at 10 p.m., restaurants close by midnight at 50% capacity, and indoor and outdoor gatherings are limited to 50 people.

“Guests can enjoy plenty of open space as they explore the charm of select villages including Ireland, Scotland, France and New France before they take in the thrills of their favorite iconic coasters,” said park officials in a statement released. “A variety of craft and local brews, savory BBQ cuisine, and more food and beverage options will be available for purchase at select dining locations.”

To enter the park, guests will go through the toll plaza — including Platinum & Premier Memberships and Platinum Annual Passes — and will be directed towards the England parking lot for special event entry.

For more information visit buschgardens.com.


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