Here's the Busch Gardens hours and operating schedule for summer season, Howl-O-Scream, and Christmas Town!
In the past, park hours almost always started at 10 am regardless of the month or day of the week. (Exceptions: certain days in April and during Christmas Town.)
But for 2014, they've shaken things up a bit and hours vary quite a bit more by date. So make sure you double check the date you're planning to go by looking at my detailed chart below!
In general, during March through May, and Sept.-Oct., the park is only open on Fridays, weekends, and select holiday or Spring Break weekdays. June and July, it's open every day.
And if you're looking for special events (like Glory in the Gardens) go to my Busch Gardens Events page.
***When you're done looking at the operating schedule, be sure to check out my Busch Gardens Williamsburg discount ticket secrets and deals page.)
March Busch Hours
Pass Member Preview Day - To be announced
Opening day - March 16 - 10 am to 6:00 pm
March 21 and 23 - 10 am to 7:00 pm
March 24 - 10 am to 8:00 pm
March 28 and 30 - 10 am to 7:00 pm
March 29 and 31 - 10 am to 8:00 pm
April Busch Hours
The park is open April 4-21 and the last weekend of the month, April 25-27.
Open April 4 & 6 - 10 am to 7 pm
Open April 5-11, April 13-18, April 21 & 25 - 10 am to 8 pm
Open Fridays, April 12, 19, and 26 - 10 am to 10 pm
Closed April 1-3, 22-24, and 28-30
The park is open Fri, Sat, and Sun all month, and closed Mon-Thursdays.
Open all Fridays May 2, 9, 16 (10 am - 8 pm) and May 23 and 30 (10 am to 9 pm)
Open Saturdays, May 3, 17, 24 & 31 (10 am to 10 pm) and May 10 (10 am to 8 pm)
Open Sundays, May 4, 11, 18, & 25 - 10 am - 8 pm
Open Monday, May 26 and Tuesday, May 27 - 10 am - 9 pm
Open Wed, May 28 and Thurs, May 29 - 10 am - 6 pm
Busch Gardens hours in June - open every day
Open all Sundays and Fridays - 10 am-9 pm
Open weekdays June 2-5, 10 am-6 pm
Open weekdays June 8-12, 10 am-7 pm
Open weekdays June 16-19, 23-26 and June 30, 10 am-9 pm
Busch Gardens hours in July - open every day
Park is open 10 am-10 pm everyday EXCEPT for July 3-4, when it closes at 11 pm
and June 1-2 when it closes at 9 pm.
Busch Gardens hours in August - open every day
August 1-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 - open 10 am -10 pm
Open weekdays, August 11-15 - 10 am-9 pm
Open weekdays, August 18-22 - 10 am-8 pm
Open weekdays, August 25-29 - 10 am-7 pm
Busch Gardens hours in September - open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only (exception: Open on Labor Day too; closed Friday, Sept. 6).
Open September 1 - 10 am to 7 pm
Open September 6-7 - 10 am to 6 pm
Open weekends, Sept. 12-14, 19-21, 26-28 - 10 am to 10 pm
Howl-0-Scream begins Sept. 12!
October Hours - "Howl-O-Scream"!
Fridays and Sundays - Open 10 am to 10 pm (closed Friday, Oct. 3)
Saturdays - Open 10 am to 11 pm. Last day is Oct. 26.
Click here for Howl-O-Scream facts, ticket deals & coupons.
November-December Hours - "Christmas Town"
***Note that Christmas Town & Howl-O-Scream are separate ticketed events, and NOT included in season passes or Fun Cards!
Open 3 pm to 10 pm November 21-22 and 28-29 and 30 plus December 5-6, 12-13, 15-23, and 26-31
Open 3 pm to 9 pm November 23 and 30, and December 7, 14, and 24 (Closed Christmas Day)
Note: The operating schedule is always open to change, so if you want to be completely sure, check the hours on the Busch Gardens Williamsburg website or call the Busch Gardens Williamsburg phone number: 800-343-7946.
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Tonight's musical guest is "Slapnation." Don't forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket! Here's the remaining schedule for the summer:
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August 13 - TRADOC Bahia Caliente Salsa Band
August 20 - TRADOC Rock Ensemble
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