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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Discount Tickets!

TOP Internet Source for Busch Gardens Williamsburg Discount Tickets! Active Promo Codes Save You $20, 2-Park Summer Flex Deal, Free Preschool Pass, Ways to Save

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Groupon Deal Kicks Off Busch Gardens Season

Just in time for the Busch Gardens Williamsburg's spring season, Groupon is offering a limited time deal that will save you 41% off a single-day ticket (you pay $49.99 instead of the regular $84.99).

This is one of the better (perhaps the best) deals you're likely to find as the park opens its doors for the season on March 23.

But act fast, because sometimes Groupon deals like this only last a few days or a week. (If the deal doesn't come up immediately, just type "Busch Gardens" in the Groupon search bar.)

And remember, Fun Cards don't include parking. You can save $2 (you'll pay $18 per day instead of $20) if you purchase your parking in advance online.)

For more Busch Gardens deals, such as their 2-Park Fun Card Deal, click here.

Busch Garden Coupon Codes

Busch Garden Coupon Codes: Deals & Promo Codes to Save You Over 40%, 2-Park Fun Card Deal, Military, First Responder, and Student Discounts, and more ways to save

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Pass Member Preview

Only 11 more days until Busch Gardens Williamsburg opens for the season-- that is, if you're a pass member.

Pass members can take advantage of Pass Member Preview Day on March 16. You'll get to enjoy the park a full one week before the general public, plus take advantage of a free concert by the Deloreans, a St. Patrick's Day celebration, and a member town hall.

Pass member plans start at just $9.99 a month (or, for $2 a month extra, you can include Water Country USA in your membership). If you haven't been to the park for awhile, remember that annual membership now gives you access to both Howl-O-Scream and Christmas Town as well.

Membership plans range from the Basic Plan, a no-frills deal with certain blackout dates, to their Unlimited, Premier, and Platinum plans.

I've got the details on the plans so you can see which one may be best for you.

Busch Garden Discount Ticket Deals for Season Passes

Busch Garden Discount Ticket Deals: Fun Cards & Season Pass Deals-- Four Tips Plus a Freebie - Best Deals

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Busch Gardens Hours & 2019 Operating Schedule

Busch Gardens Hours & 2019 Operating Schedule & Discount Ticket Secrets, Coupon Codes, Howl-O-Scream, Water Country USA & Christmas Town

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Busch Gardens Virginia Admission Deals

Busch Gardens Virginia Admission Info -- Prices, Fun Card Deals, 2-3 Day Deals, Active Promo Codes, New Annual Pass Deals, Free Kids Pass, Park Hours and More

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Last Day for 30% Off Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Today, Jan. 20, is the last day to take advantage of Busch Gardens Williamsburg's New Year's deal, offering 30% off single or multi-day tickets to the park when it opens in March.

Buy today, and you'll pay just $59.49 for single day tickets (compared to $84.99 full price) and $77 for a two-day ticket (compared to $109.99 full price), and $83.99 for a three-day ticket (compared to $119.99 for a full price ticket).

The tickets are good all spring/summer season, and the multi-day tickets include admission to Water Country USA as well.

To get the deal, click here.

Is Discount Carrier Allegiant Worth it?

Normally, I'm a DC-to-parts-unknown kind of girl. But I wanted to save our family money on a recent trip to Florida, so I decided to give discount airline Allegiant a go (with some trepidation).

Was it worth it?

The process began months before when I was trying to get a decent fare to Orlando at Christmas time -- not an easy task! I like to use the Hopper app to keep me posted on when fares were going up or down, but I wasn't thrilled with the prices I was seeing, or with the fact that the best fares seemed to be for mujlti-leg flights.

Then I remembered that my hubby's friend had recommended Allegiant Airlines, a discount airline that files to limited locations on select days, and generally out of smaller airports. To my happy surprise, they had a good fare from Roanoke, VA, to Sanford Airport just north of Orlando.

Here were our pluses and minuses of the experience.

Kings Dominion Winterfest

Kings Dominion Winterfest Adds Holiday Fun to the Park

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Cyber Monday Pass Deal for Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Busch Gardens Williamsburg has extended their annual pass deal through Cyber Monday.

Buy your 2019 2-Park Fun Card by midnight tonight and you'll save 50% on your pass for unlimited admission to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. You'll pay $69.99 for the pass which is good March 23 through Sept. 8.

In addition, if you buy by midnight tonight, you can 40% off Christmas Town tours, including the Festive, All-Access, and Elite VIP tours.

As for Christmas Town tickets, you can purchase an unlimited admission Fun Card for $59.99, or get a one-day ticket starting at $30. You'll save money if you buy tickets in advance.

For details on Christmas Town tickets and deals, click here.

You Won't Believe this Admission Deal

When I saw this admission deal for Newport News' Mariner's Museum, I did a double-take. What I'd read couldn't possibly be accurate.

But it's true. Starting Nov. 18, Newport News' Mariners Museum will charge just $1 for admission. And it's not just for a short time, either. According to their website, it's that way permanently.

Since this is a pretty amazing museum, filled with lots of interactive exhibits, movies, and hands-on things for adults and kids, I don't know how they are doing it (maybe they got a really rich donor?). But hey, I'm just glad it's free!

Here's why you'll find--more than ever-- a visit to the Mariners Museum is so worth your while.

The Mariners Museum Provides Maritime Magic

The Mariners Museum in Newport News - $1 Admission Deal, Free Concerts, 3D Movies, USS Monitor turret, 35,000 maritime items & interactive videos...

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Holiday Lights at the Beach

Holiday Lights at the Beach - See Dazzling Virginia Beach Boardwalk - Save $5 on Tickets, Military Discount - See Surfing Santas in a Fanta-Sea of Lights...

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Celebrate Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg!

Celebrate Christmas Town at Busch Gardens - Flash Sale Tickets for $20, 2018 Dates, Promo Codes, Dine w/ Santa, What to See and Skip, and More

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Limited Time Halloween Haunt Deal

Just two days left to take advantage of a $39 deal for Kings Dominion's Halloween Haunt.

Normally, tickets for all-day admission on Saturdays at the Halloween-themed event runs $57 for adults. But if you take advantage of this promo code, you can get all-day admission for Saturday, Oct. 13 for just $39.

If you're looking for discounts to Howl-O-Scream, Busch Gardens' Halloween-themed event, you'll find them here.

Halloween Haunt Student Discount

Students can get Friday night admission to Kings Dominion's Halloween Haunt now through Oct. 28 for just $36 when they show their student ID. That's a savings of almost $4 per ticket.

The park is also offering significant discounts to a variety of groups, including the military and first responders. For details on those discounts, as well as hours, operating schedule, and parking discounts, check out this page.

Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion!

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Howl-O-Scream for 50% Off

Groupon is offering 50% off a single-day admission to Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream for a limited time.

This means that you'll pay $45 instead of the regular $90. The deal is good for any operating day between now and Oct. 28.

Keep in mind that these Groupon deals can sell out fast, so don't wait if you want to take advantage of it. In the meantime, you can get the Howl-O-Scream facts you need, like hours, operating dates, and other ticket deals here.

Or, if you'd prefer to get your scares at Kings Dominion's Halloween Haunt, I have the details you need here.


Fall Fun in Virginia

Fall Fun in Virginia - Howl-O-Scream & Halloween Haunt Discount Tickets, Fall Foliage Guide & Itineraries, Corn Mazes & Pumpkin Patches, Free Museum & Parks Days

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Free Admission to Kings Dominion Halloween Haunt

Kings Dominion's Halloween Haunt is underway for the season, and if you want to visit for free, one way to do so is to buy your 2019 season pass now. By doing so, you'll lock in your 2019 season pass at 2018 rates, plus get unlimited admission to Halloween Haunt on all operating days now through Oct. 28.

In addition, you'll get free parking, plus unlimited admission to Winter Fest, their new holiday-themed event for November and December. Season passes start at $99.

Here's all you need to know about Halloween Haunt, including hours, operating schedule, and getting discount tickets.

Howl-O-Scream Member Sneak Peek Rescheduled

Okay, that's a bit of a misleading headline. Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Howl-O-Scream had to cancel their Members' Sneak Peek night thanks to Hurricane Florence. They aren't exactly rescheduling, BUT they are making things up to members by announcing a special Members' Exclusive Night on Oct 4 from 5 pm to 11 pm.

No details have been shared yet, but expect to hear them soon from their Twitter @Busch GardensVA feed.

In the meantime, you can get the Howl-O-Scream facts you need, like hours, operating dates, and ticket deals here.

First Howl-O-Scream Deals Announced

Busch Gardens Williamsburg has just announced the first ticket deals for Howl-O-Scream. These include a 50% off kids' deal, and a 50% off adults deal for two specific dates.

I've got the details here, as well as park hours, info on this year's "terror-tories" and haunted houses, and few surprises, like their new escape room.

Check it out before the haunting begins Sept. 15.

Howl-O-Scream Haunts Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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Free Admission to Montpelier Estate

James Madison's Montpelier estate is offering free admission on Saturday, Sept. 15 for their Constitution Day Celebration.

James Madison is considered the father of the US Constitution, so this day remembers his work on that amazing document. But it also gives you a chance to save $22 for adults and $9 for kids on their house tour.

Besides free house tours, they'll also be offering live music and family-friendly activities throughout the day, a "We the People" trail walk at 9 am and 11 am, and food for purchase from Gordonville's fabulous BBQ Exchange from 11 am to 4 pm. It'll be quite possibly the best BBQ you've ever had.

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