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Busch Gardens Review
Busch Gardens in Williamsburg has been voted the world's most beautiful theme park for 19 consecutive years, and features more than 50 rides and attractions, including five of the world's best roller coasters. Six beautifully landscaped European "countries" re-create the look and feel of France, Germany, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Italy. New for 2009, Sesame Street Forest of Fun brings Elmo and his Sesame Street friends to life. Grover's Alpine Express, the park's newest roller coaster, is one of four new rides designed for children and parents to enjoy together, and is among Busch Gardens' most popular KIDsiderate attractions. Busch Gardens also hosts popular song-and-dance shows (country, Americana, Irish, German folk) in several theaters.
- Address: U.S. 60, 3 mi east of Williamsburg, Colonial Williamsburg, VA | Map It
- Phone: 800/343–7946
- Cost: $59.95, child $49.95 (Prices vary according to ticket package. Check the Web site for deals); parking $13
- Hours: Late Mar.–mid-May, open weekends; mid-May–Labor Day, open daily; early Sept.–Oct., open weekends; late-Nov.–Dec., open weekends. Check Web site or call for exact hrs.
- Website: www.buschgardens.com/va
- Location: Colonial Williamsburg
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