Busch Gardens Williamsburg announces new Membership Program

Busch Gardens introduced a new way for their annual passholders to enjoy the parks during the season today. The park will now offer what they are calling a “Membership Program” along with the regular annual passes.

Here is what the new Membership Program levels entitle:

  • Flexibility equals savings with the Basic Membership plan. Benefits feature park admission with select blockout dates throughout the year, half-price general parking, special offers, exclusive events, in-park discounts and guest ticket discounts. Introductory price is just $10 a month.
  • Members will enjoy limitless fun and perks in the Unlimited Membership, which features unlimited visits to both parks with no blockout dates, free general parking and two free guest tickets per year plus discounts on additional tickets, along with all other Membership events and benefits. Price: $15 a month
  • The Premier Membership plan is for ultimate theme park enthusiasts. It features unlimited visits to Busch Gardens, Water Country USA and nine other world-class theme and water parks in the SeaWorld family. Other enhanced benefits include free preferred parking and three free guest tickets per year plus discounts on additional tickets.Price: $20 per month.
Each level of benefits has different perks.

Each level of benefits has different perks.

Starting April 1, monthly rates will increase to $12, $17 and $22, respectively for the three plans.

As a special benefit for those who join the Membership program by March 17, Busch Gardens will offer its first Member Sneak Peek with a special St. Patrick’s Day celebration, exclusive time to enjoy park attractions, two special concerts, Irish-themed food and drinks, plus other surprises during the event.

Guests who have active Annual Passes have the option of keeping their passes with their current entitlements or converting to one of the new Membership Plans with the expanded benefits.

No word on whether or not we will see something like this added to the parks in other states.

For more details, guests can go online to buschgardens.com/joinBGW.

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