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My Virginia Beach Family Vacation Blog is your source for daily deals and breaking news on travel and ticket discounts in Virginia Beach, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Washington, DC, and beyond.


I'll give you the latest deals-- from hotel stays for 1 cent per night, to free admission days at Virginia attractions-- as well as secrets for visiting the top spots for less.

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Kings Dominion Hours at a Glance

I'm kinda surprised that my Kings Dominion Hours page is so popular-- that is, until I remembered that my Kings Dominion Hours page lets you see park hours and operating schedule at a glance. No muss, no fuss-- unlike the official Kings Dominion site which isn't the easiest place to to search when you just want to know what time the park opens on a particular day!

So check out my Hours page, and while you're at it, check out no less than 14 ways to get Kings Dominion ticket discounts here.

Paramounts Kings Dominion for as Little as $32!

Paramounts Kings Dominion - Get Tickets for as little as $32! Early Saver Deals, 7 Current Promo Codes, Season Pass Deals, and Money-Saving Tips...

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Military Admitted Free to Colonial Williamsburg

In honor of Memorial Day, members of the military and their dependents will be admitted free to Colonial Williamsburg May 22-25. The deal extends to all active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their dependents.

According to Colonial Williamsburg, service members do not need to be present for the dependents to get the “Honoring Service to America” passes. Note the following:

- passes will be given "to dependents of currently deployed troops, with appropriate identification."
- "Military veterans who separated before retirement can bring a copy of their honorable discharge paperwork, DD Form 214, as identification of service."

The free tickets will be available only at Colonial Williamsburg on-site ticket sales locations, including the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center. For more information call(888) 965-7254.

20% Off Groupon Local Deal

Groupon is offering 20% off up to three local deals for the next two days (expires May 20). The promo code is "FUN20". Keep in mind that there are certain exclusions, such as the current 50% off Busch Gardens/Water Country USA deal (I know, I tried). But it can still save you up to $50 on the right deal, so it's worth trying on another local deal!

If you still want the Busch Gardens/Water Country USA deal (just $47.50 for up to 7 days of consecutive visits to both parks) you can get the deal by going to Groupon now.

Water Country USA Opens May 16 - Discounts Here

Water Country USA opens tomorrow, and just in time, you can take advantage of a great Groupon deal offering 50% off admission. For a limited time, get 50% off the Summer Flex pass-- giving you 7 days admission to both Busch Gardens and Water Country USA-- for just $47.50. Get the link here.

I also have Water Country USA's full hours and operating schedule laid out in an easy-to-use view which you can see here.

New: Busch Gardens and Water Country USA Groupon Deal

This just posted: Groupon is offering a deal good for 50% off a Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA pass. Normally $95, you can get the pass for $47.50, which will give you up to 7 consecutive days of visits to either park. Visit two parks in one day, or alternate...it's up to you!

The deal is supposedly being offered for the next two weeks, but if they reach their limit they might cut it off earlier, so don't wait-- get the deal by going to Groupon now. (If you don't see the deal immediately, enter "Busch Gardens" in the search box.)

Looking for more amusement park deals and info? Check out these links:

- Busch Gardens Williamsburg
- Kings Dominion

Spring Events at Virginia Beach & Beyond

Spring Events at Virginia Beach & Beyond, from Monster Trucks to Pirate Parties, from Gospelfest to the Atlantic Coast Kite Festival, There's a Family Adventure for Everyone...

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Military Deals at Virginia Theme Parks

Members of the military have reason to rejoice at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Kings Dominion thanks to military tickets discounts and freebies.

Busch Gardens is continuing their "Waves of Honor" program (a successor to their "Here's to the Heroes" program) offering a single-day admission ticket for up to three persons to Busch Gardens Williamsburg or Water Country USA. Click here for the free ticket deal or go to my dedicated Busch Gardens pages to find more about park hours, operating schedule, and more ticket deals.

As for Kings Dominion, they offer military members a discounted rate of $37.50 on tickets, plus offer free military admission on Memorial Day and July 4th. For more Kings Dominion deals and hours, click here.

Mother's Day Kings Dominion Deal - Just $18!

In honor of Mother's Day, Kings Dominion season pass holders can order up to 6 Bring-A-Friend tickets for just $18 each. (Plus taxes and fees.) Tickets are valid on two dates - May 10 and June 21, which (in case you've forgotten) is Father's Day, so you can make Dad happy too.

Normally, King Dominion's Bring-A-Friend deal isn't so generous (those tickets are usually $40). So if you're already a season pass holder, now's the time to make Mom, Dad, and a friend very happy. And if you're not a season pass holder but know one, now's the time to give them a call and nicely ask if you can be their friend for the day.


New Virginia Thrills Ticket Package

Theme park groupies will thrill to these just announced deals:

- The Virginia Thrills Ticket - For $106, get a single-day admission each to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Kings Dominion within seven consecutive days. You'll save $34 off the combined retail price of purchasing both separately.


- The Virginia Thrills Ticket Plus - For $135 you'll get two single-day admission tickets to Busch Gardens and/or Water Country USA® and two single-day admission tickets to Kings Dominion for seven consecutive days. The ticket saves you $121 off what you'd pay separately.

The good news is that these combo tickets are great deals. The bad news is that-- as of May 7-- they are not on sale yet, so keep checking back. I'll post the link for ordering them as soon as it becomes available.

Until then, these pages will give you other options for discount tickets:

- Water Country USA deals- Busch Gardens Williamsburg deals
- Kings Dominion deals

Free Summer Fun in Virginia!

Free Summer Fun Activities - Free Spring & Summer Events, Bowling, Reading Programs, Fireworks, $1 Movies, Free Fireworks, Concerts, Crafts...Things to Do for Free or Almost Free...

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Latest Busch Gardens Williamsburg Hours & Deals

Now that May is in full swing you're probably thinking of summer, and where better to do that than at Busch Gardens. But the park won't be open daily until June, so be sure to check my Hours and Operating Schedule page before planning you visit in May.

And whatever you do, don't pay full price for your tickets when you can save up to $65 on a Busch Gardens Williamsburg ticket right now by taking advantage of five promo codes I've found (particularly if the words "free ticket" tickle your fancy).

Check out my Busch Gardens Coupon Code page to get these active promo codes.


7 Current Promo Codes for Kings Dominion

Ready to save some cash? I've got 7 current promo codes you can use to get Kings Dominion admission for as little as $32 for a single-day ticket. With these little-known promo codes, you could save as much as $33 per ticket!

To get the codes, and learn about park hours and operating schedule, go to my Kings Dominion single-day admission discounts page.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Promo Codes - Save Up to $65!

It's not a typo. You can save up to $65 on a Busch Gardens Williamsburg ticket right now by taking advantage of some new promo codes I've found (do the words "free ticket" sound good to you?).

Check out my Busch Gardens Coupon Code page to get started on getting your deal.

Busch Garden Coupon Codes

Busch Garden Coupon Codes: Save up to $65! 5 Current Deals & Promo Codes - Preschool Pass, 2-Park Fun Card, Bounce Ticket Deals, Teacher Discount, Fun Card discounts and more ways to save at the park.

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International Spy Museum

International Spy Museum - Washington's Hands-on Museum for Spies and James Bond-Lovers - Review, Admission, Hours, and Tips for Visiting With Kids

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Fords Theatre

Fords Theatre - Tour the Theatre Where Lincoln was Assassinated - How to Not Pay More Than You Have To!

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Virginia Historic Garden Week

Garden lovers, check this out: April 18-25 is the annual Virginia Historic Garden Week, and it's your chance to view sometimes rarely seen homes, ooh and ahh over beautiful gardens, and generally pretend (for a few moments) you're in your own personal Downton Abbey.

Sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia, it's often referred to as "the oldest and largest statewide house and garden tour event in the nation." Tours range from $15-$40 and range from such well-known estates as Mount Vernon, to rarely-seen homes like Westover.

For details and the schedule, go to my Historic Garden Week page.

Latest Busch Gardens Williamsburg Deals Plus Tempesto Video

I've got a link to a video of Tempesto, Busch Gardens Williamsburg's latest roller coaster and WOW, it looks like quite a ride! I've also got the latest info on current deals you can take advantage of right now. Just click here to get started...

Free Washington DC Attractions!

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Find a Virginia Beach Campground

Best Virginia Beach Campground? Top Spots, Amenities, RV Parks, Marshmallow Roasts and Hayrides, Nearby Attractions and More...

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Free Busch Gardens Williamsburg ticket deal!

Are you 40? Born in 1975? Busch Gardens Williamsburg just announced an amazing deal in honor of their 40th anniversary: Get free admission to Busch Gardens March 27-29 if you were born in the year 1975 - it’s true!

Just go to the gate opening weekend and show some form of ID to prove that you were born in 1975.

If you weren't born in 1975, don't despair: I have some great discount deals that you can still take advantage of.

Air Travel Tips to Save You Money

Air Travel Tips - How I Saved $500 on Airfare, Cheap Fares, Best Travel Credit Cards, Airfare Alerts, Best Way to Sleep on Flights, Carry-On Rules, and More

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The ACM Reciprocal Program Lets You Visit Kids Museums for Free

The ACM Reciprocal Program - Get in Free to Dozens of Museums Nationwide!

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Latest Busch Gardens Coupons & News

Latest Busch Gardens Coupons, News, Deals & Discounts...Fun Card & FREE Preschool Pass, Quick Queue Ticket, and Ways to Save $$$ at the Park...

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Recent Articles

  1. Kings Dominion Hours at a Glance

    May 27, 15 04:42 PM

    I'm kinda surprised that my Kings Dominion Hours page is so popular-- that is, until I remembered that my Kings Dominion Hours page lets you see park hours and operating schedule at a glance. No muss…

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  2. Paramounts Kings Dominion for as Little as $32!

    May 24, 15 08:20 PM

    Paramounts Kings Dominion - Get Tickets for as little as $32! Early Saver Deals, 7 Current Promo Codes, Season Pass Deals, and Money-Saving Tips...

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  3. Military Admitted Free to Colonial Williamsburg

    May 19, 15 07:46 PM

    In honor of Memorial Day, members of the military and their dependents will be admitted free to Colonial Williamsburg May 22-25. The deal extends to all active duty military, reservists, retirees, vet…

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Recent Articles

  1. Kings Dominion Hours at a Glance

    May 27, 15 04:42 PM

    I'm kinda surprised that my Kings Dominion Hours page is so popular-- that is, until I remembered that my Kings Dominion Hours page lets you see park hours and operating schedule at a glance. No muss…

    Read More

  2. Paramounts Kings Dominion for as Little as $32!

    May 24, 15 08:20 PM

    Paramounts Kings Dominion - Get Tickets for as little as $32! Early Saver Deals, 7 Current Promo Codes, Season Pass Deals, and Money-Saving Tips...

    Read More

  3. Military Admitted Free to Colonial Williamsburg

    May 19, 15 07:46 PM

    In honor of Memorial Day, members of the military and their dependents will be admitted free to Colonial Williamsburg May 22-25. The deal extends to all active duty military, reservists, retirees, vet…

    Read More

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