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
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
Virginia residents can purchase Fun Cards online at
buschgardens.com/va 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
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.