Here's the Busch Gardens hours and operating schedule for the spring/summer season, Howl-O-Scream, and Christmas Town!
In the past, park opening hours varied widely by date, which made it hard to keep track of when you needed to arrive to get the most out of the park.
But in recent years, they've settled down and park hours now start at 10 am each open day, although closing times still vary quite a bit. 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.)
The park is open everyday April 1-8, then weekends the rest of the month.
The park is open Fri, Sat, and Sun all month, and closed Mon-Thurs. until May 28. It is open everyday starting May 27.
Busch Gardens hours in June - open every day
Busch Gardens hours in July - open every day
Busch Gardens hours in August - open every day
Busch Gardens hours in September - open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only (exception: Open on Labor Day too; closed Friday, Sept. 6).
October Hours - "Howl-O-Scream"
***Note that Howl-O-Scream is a separate ticketed event, and NOT included in summer Fun Cards. However, it is now included in season passes.
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November-December Hours - "Christmas Town"
***Note that Christmas Town is a separate ticketed event, and NOT included in summer Fun Cards. However, it is now included in season passes.
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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