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2024 Busch Gardens (Williamsburg) Parking Guide: Options Explained

When you arrive at the parking lot, you'll realize there are multiple options available when parking at the Busch Gardens Williamsburg park.

In this guide, we'll explain all of the available parking options, why you'd consider other parking options, and what to know to save money on parking.

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    Types of Parking Options at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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    There are four types of parking options available at Busch Gardens, including:

    1. General Parking: $30
    2. Preferred Parking: $40-$50
    3. VIP Parking: $50-$70
    4. Multi-Day Parking: $55

    1. General Parking at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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    General Parking allows you to park your vehicle in the regular parking lot on a first-come, first-served basis.

    The earlier you arrive at the park, the closer that you'll be able to park, as the crowd tends to arrive in the early afternoon.

    General Parking will be $30 consistently every day of the year, for one car, motorcycle, or RV/Camper.

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    2. Preferred Parking at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

    Preferred Parking provides you with a closer parking spot near the entrance of the park at the Preferred Parking lot.

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    The parking attendant will place a Preferred Parking paper on your windshield, and you'll then be instructed to drive through to the Preferred Parking Area near the entrance of the park.

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    The main reason why visitors purchase Preferred Parking is to ensure that they don't end up being parked at the back of the park on the busier days, resulting in a long walk to the entrance and back to their car at the end of the visit.

    General Parking Can Be Upgraded Preferred Parking

    If you decide to pre-pay for a General Parking Pass, but later on decide that you'd like to have Preferred Parking instead, you can do so at any parking toll booth.

    Parking Prices at Busch Gardens Will Change By Season

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    It's not uncommon for parking prices at Busch Gardens Williamsburg to fluctuate daily during the busier seasons.

    The parking options that fluctuate the most include:

    • Preferred Parking
    • VIP Parking

    In general, parking prices are more expensive during the weekends, the Summer season, as well as near the holidays.

    The Busch Gardens site provides a calendar that shows the differences in pricing before adding it to the cart.

    3. VIP Parking at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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    VIP parking provides your own reserved parking space for one day, as close to the entrance of the park as possible.

    VIP Parking also allows visitors access to an exclusive VIP entrance to enter, speeding up the parking process.

    VIP Parking Pass holders will enter through the Main Toll Plaza entrance and you will be directed to the England parking lot where you will be guided to a special screening area.

    4. Multi-Day Parking at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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    If you're planning to visit the park for several days, a Multi-Day Parking Pass allows one vehicle 7 consecutive days of General Parking access.

    A Multi-Day Parking Pass works for both Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA.

    Many guests who purchase 2-3 day tickets prefer this parking option as it ends up being a noticeably cheaper cost than paying for parking individually on each day of their visit.

    How to Purchase a Parking Pass For Busch Gardens Williamsburg

    You can pre-pay for parking directly from the Busch Gardens Williamsburg site, or the Busch Gardens Williamsburg app, or you can even wait until the day of your visit once you arrive at the parking toll booth.

    Although it varies by Season, generally purchasing a parking pass online will be cheaper than purchasing the parking pass in person.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How Much is Parking at Busch Gardens Williamsburg?

    Parking can vary in cost from $30 to $65 depending on which type of parking option you decide to purchase, as well as which day you are visiting. 

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