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Virginia Theme Parks

Beckoning families year after year, amusement parks in Virginia offer memories of a lifetime and yearly thrills.

Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion are two of the world's most spectacular and gorgeous parks. Stretch your stay and enjoy both! Or if the mega-parks aren't your cup of tea, there's all sorts of theme parks and zoos to experience in Virginia.

Kings Dominion

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A 400-acre theme and water park, Kings Dominion, is home to more than 60 rides and attractions, including 12 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. Soak City, the park's 20 acre waterpark, is the perfect destination for fun in sun!


Busch Gardens®

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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' six coasters are rated in the Top 25 in the World!


Water Country USA

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Cutback Water Coaster is the only RocketBLAST® coaster on the East Coast and Virginia’s first hybrid water coaster. This revolutionary water propulsion ride will merge two unique technologies – a water jet propulsion system and exhilarating saucer feature – to create a steep, smooth ride through more than 850 feet of slide. Learn More

Last Updated: 2/25/2020

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