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All reservations must be made at least one day in advance.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Keeper for a Day Tour

Learn what it's like to be an Animal Keeper for a Day during this 6 hour, in-depth program. Be escorted by a Busch Gardens® Animal Care Specialist as you learn how to clean, feed and train many of our animal ambassadors. You will visit the Animal Ambassador Team to learn how keepers care for and train animals such as reptiles, birds of prey and lemurs. Guests will visit Wolf Haven to learn in-depth training techniques used to work with this top predator. Finally, guests will experience the work it takes to be a part of the Highland Stables staff and learn how Busch Gardens is developing new training techniques with the majestic Clydesdale horses. Please come prepared to walk over multiple types of terrain and endure the outside elements during your tour. Lunch and a T-shirt will be provided. If animal allergies exist, please be sure to alert the Animal Care Specialist guiding the experience.

Guest (ages 12 and up) From $199.00 Qty

Monster Stomp on Ripper Row VIP Reserved Seating

So close - it’s scary! Get reserved VIP seating to Monster Stomp at the Globe Theater.

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg London Rocks Reserved Seating

Get up-close reserved seating at our new, rockin’ show in the Globe Theatre.

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Ultimate Busch Gardens Insider Tour

Think you’ve seen it all at Busch Gardens®? Think again. Go behind-the-scenes at the world's “Most Beautiful Park” on this remarkable tour.
Party size must be two or more.

Guest (Ages 3 & Up) From $80.00 Qty
Children Under 3
are free but reservation required
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Roller Coaster Insider (Participant)

Get some special ride time on five of our incredible roller coasters and go home with some behind-the-scenes perspective. Visit coaster maintenance areas and speak with our mechanics about everything they do to keep these amazing scream machines rolling.

Park admission and parking are required and not included.
Party size must be two or more.
Participants must be 14 years of age or older.

Guest (Ages 14 & Up) From $80.00 Qty

Roller Coaster Insider (Observer)

Are you ready to get in the loop? Our Roller Coaster Insider is the ultimate tour with a twist, taking you inside the world of Busch Gardens’® amazing roller coasters. Roller Coaster Insider is your chance to ride five of Busch Gardens’ roller coasters while learning about the history and mechanics of these thrilling rides.

Park admission and parking are not included and are required.
Participants must be 8 years of age or older.
Party size must be two or more.

Guest (Ages 3 & Up) From $60.00 Qty

Ultimate Animal Insider

If you are a true animal lover and want to take part in three of our Animal Adventure Tours, this is your chance. Purchase the Busch Gardens® Ultimate Animal Insider and save even more.

Guest (Ages 6 & Up) From $55.00 Qty

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Animals Up-Close Tour

Go behind the scenes with Busch Gardens®’ zoological team as they introduce you to the park’s animal ambassadors. Mtoro the African Serval, Pindari the Wallaroo, KC the sloth and Akisa the Lemur are among the animals you may meet as you learn about conservation efforts underway to protect animal habitats.

Guest From $27.00 Qty

Clydesdales & Collies Up-Close

Our Clydesdales & Collies Up-Close tour is your chance to learn more about the history of our Highland Stable as well as the animals that call the stable home. Get up close with our Scottish Blackface Sheep, Border Collies and Clydesdales as you learn how these lovely animals are utilized on traditional Scotland farms. Space is limited so sign up early.

Guest From $22.00 Qty

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Birds of Prey Up-Close Tour

Learn about amazing birds of prey during an up-close look at these masterful hunters. Explore the important role birds of prey play in the wild, and how humans have trained them to hunt on our behalf. Get face-to-face with various raptors and even see flight demonstrations.

Guest From $22.00 Qty

Wolf Training Up-Close

Learn the same techniques and behavioral principles used to train Busch Gardens’® world-famous wolves. A wolf trainer will teach you the basics and then let you try your new skills by asking a wolf to perform a behavior.

Guest From $27.00 Qty

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream Eerie Insider Tour

Experience the best of Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream® with no lines. Your tour includes priority access to every haunted house at the park and reserved seating at our most popular shows. Our Eerie Insider Tour showcases Howl-O-Scream at its finest (or scariest). Come join us for the fright of your life … if you dare.

This tour is recommended for ages 12 and older.

Guest (Ages 12 & Up) From $70.00 Qty

Monster Stomp on Ripper Row: A Backstage Experience

Get a frighteningly up-close look at Monster Stomp on Ripper Row in this behind-the-screams backstage tour. Get reserved seating for the spookiest show this side of the Thames before meeting the sinister citizens that call Ripper Row home. Then, prove that you lived to tell the tale with one (1) free photo with the cast of Monster Stomp on Ripper Row.

Party size must be two or more.

Guest (Ages 3 & Up) From $25.00 Qty
Children Under 3
are free, but reservation required
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Howl-O-Scream Elite VIP Tour

Have the ultimate Howl-O-Scream® experience with an Elite VIP Tour that includes your own personal tour guide.
The Howl-O-Scream Elite VIP Tour includes:
  • Preferred parking for the duration of your stay
  • Front of the line access to rides and haunted attractions
  • Reserved seating at all shows
  • A Quick Queue Unlimited Pass to use for one additional day
  • Complimentary meals and snacks on the day of your tour
  • Memories that will last a lifetime with a Photo CD of your experiences
  • Three of the following Behind-the-Scenes encounters
Behind-the-Scene encounters:
  • Verbolten® Insider Tour
  • Experience the Curse of DarKastle with a behind-the-scenes tour of the 3D visuals and special effects
  • Enjoy a customized version of the Busch Gardens' Roller Coaster Tour
  • Go behind-the-scenes on a specialized Animals Up-Close Tour
  • Go behind-the-scenes on a specialized Clydesdales and Collies Tour
  • Go behind-the-scenes of a haunted attraction
  • Meet the fabulous cast of one of our popular shows
  • Get an insider's look and experience how we apply the fantastic make-up to our scare squad performers

Guest (Ages 3 & Up) From $230.00 Qty