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    Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion are two of the world's most spectacular theme parks. Stretch your stay and enjoy both!

    Busch Gardens® 

    Alpengeist Make Busch Gardens a key destination this year as the park celebrates its 40th anniversary and a brand new roller coaster!

    The European setting of Busch Gardens® has been voted "The World's Most Beautiful Theme Park" every year since 1990, and proves to be a delight for adults. But it's the rides that thrill the kids and give it another distinction, "The World's Favorite Theme Park!"

    Visit England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy without the hassle of passports, customs and language barriers. Every country at Busch Gardens showcases popular foods, landmarks, gardens, shops and entertainment that put you in the middle of a particular European village. Hit the roller coasters of each country, too. Two of Busch Gardens' five coasters are rated in the Top 25 in the World!

    Tempesto Ride  Brand new for 2015 is Tempesto, a new roller coaster that recreates the signature stunt of the classic Italian daredevil for which it is named. Tight turns are entered at 63 miles per hour only to complete inversions at 154 feet. Three launches create the signature loop-the-loop in this invigorating 55-second ride. 

    Howl-O-Scream®

    Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream® offers chills and thrills to guests brave enough to venture into this cursed park. Navigate through Wendigo Woods™, one of five Terror-tories™; brave a darkly entertaining show like Monster Stomp™ on Ripper Row™ or explore six haunted houses waiting for those daring enough to enter the park after dark. Be warned, at 6 p.m. Busch Gardens® becomes a seriously scary place and may not be suitable for little ones. Please use discretion when bringing children into the park at this time. The curse spreads September 25 and continues weekends through November 1.

     

    Kings Dominion

    Kings Dominion has renamed their water park for 2015. Visit Soak City, a 20-acre reprieve with brand new attractions -- Hurricane Heights slide complex and Splash Island young family play area.

    Anaconda A 400-acre theme and water park, Kings Dominion, is home to more than 60 rides and attractions, including 15 world-class roller coasters known to international coaster enthusiasts. Located just 20 miles north of Richmond and 75 miles south of Washington, D.C., this Central Virginia theme park opens its gates to more than 13 million visitors a year.

    DominatorHop aboard any one of the 15 roller coasters for a thrilling time, and then explore Planet Snoopy, where even the littlest ones in the family become big thrill-seekers!

    Halloween HAUNT

    This year the horror of Halloween HAUNT grows to epic proportions with the addition of new attractions. Test your fears in the all-new Maze of Madness, or check out three new live shows throughout the night. No matter what you decide, we know you will be screaming for more! Frights are happening weekends September 25 through October 31.

    Last Updated: 10/07/2015

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