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Pay for a Day and Play at Busch Gardens Europe All Spring and Summer

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February 19, 2008

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (Feb. 19, 2008) – Seventeen nights of concerts, two full gardening weekends and four days with Busch Gardens’ celebrity animal ambassadors are just a few of the can’t-miss special events taking place at Busch Gardens Europe this season. With so much going on, Busch Gardens Europe offers something for everyone. And with the Busch Gardens Fun Card, Virginia residents can pay for a day and experience it all this spring and summer.

For the single-day admission price of $56.95, Virginia residents get unlimited visits to Busch Gardens Europe through Sept. 1 and admission to exciting concerts, special animal encounters and gardening weekends.

Virginia residents can purchase Fun Cards online at or by calling (800) 343-7946. Busch Gardens Europe’s 2008 season begins March 21.

Busch Gardens Europe’s exciting event series for the spring and summer include:

•Ready, Set, GROW! (April 19 – 20, April 26 – 27) These interactive gardening weekends feature workshops, demonstrations, tips and tricks from top area landscapers. Guests can be a part of the grand opening celebration of a new landscaping shop, The Garden Gate, in the England section of the park. “Ready, Set, GROW!” is sponsored by Sta-Green ©.

• Glory at the Gardens (May 4, 11 & 18) Busch Gardens’ contemporary Christian concert series. Twelve Christian artists, including Third Day, Mark Schultz and Natalie Grant, will perform over three consecutive Sundays in May.

• Wild Days with Jack Hanna, Julie Scardina and Ginny Busch (May 31 – June 1, June 7 – 8) Interact with animals from Busch Gardens and SeaWorld parks and meet popular animal experts. Learn simple but important ways to protect wild animals and their habitats.

• Summer Nights Concert Series (July 19 – 20, 26 – 27, Aug. 2 – 3, 9 – 10, 16 – 17) This popular concert series is back and better than ever with an amazing lineup of musicians, including performances by Peter Frampton, The Charlie Daniels Band and Rick Springfield.

• Sock Hop Nights (Aug. 23 – 24, Aug. 30 – 31) Guests can take a trip back to the golden age of rock and roll and watch the King of Twist, Chubby Checker, perform at the Royal Palace Theatre. The following weekend, The Four Tops will sing their classic songs.

With more than 1.4 million riders in just six months, Griffon has taken Busch Gardens Europe by storm. Guests can experience the rush and adrenaline of riding the world’s tallest and first floorless dive coaster when Busch Gardens’ season begins March 21.

Busch Gardens Europe and Water Country USA are Worlds of Discovery parks. Other Worlds of Discovery parks include SeaWorld parks in Orlando, Fla., San Diego, Calif. and San Antonio, Texas; Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa, Fla.; Discovery Cove in Orlando, Fla.; Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa. near Philadelphia; Aquatica, SeaWorld’s water park in Orlando; and Adventure Island water park in Tampa, Fla.

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