Getting out with a child on the spectrum is no easy task. There are few places that extend the adequate amount of empathy or accommodations to make it a more even field of enjoyment. One of the places we have adopted as our home away from home is Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. There are a few others, but as far as affordability, location and practicality for our lives -this is our number one choice. And for some of those reasons, plus a host of others, it is a top choice for many other park goers around the world. Whether it’s for the great cuisine, park ambiance, entertainment or wild rides.
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Busch Gardens in Williamsburg recently received more well deserved awards for the amazing job they do running the park. The park has been properly distinguished as “America’s Most Beautiful Park” for more than 25 years and continues to rake in the awards in other areas as well.
Trip Advisor recently awarded Busch Gardens as one of the Top Ten Amusement Parks in the world, and Water Country made the top 5.
Long running show Celtic Fry (in the Ireland section of the Williamsburg park) was ranked number one by amusement park enthusiasts for USA Today’s Top 10 Amusement Park Entertainment. Apollo’s Chariot took the number 6 spot for Top 10 best Rollercoasters and Das Festhaus took the number 4 spot for Best Theme Park Restaurants. Das Festhaus, can become very crowded which may not be sensory friendly, however you do get in there at the right time (like all amusement parks will tell you not prime eating hours)or you have noise canceling headphone/ear buds this is a great choice. It’s air-conditioned (or heated in the fall/winter) and there is a wide variety of food here. They have 3 separate areas, one for most of the roasted food (Mile high corn beef sandwiches, roast chicken, ribs) one for pizza, salads and wraps, and another in the café which makes paninis and such. All places also have beverages and desserts.
This year marks the 40th anniversary for the park, and even though it has changed ownership (from the Aneheuser Busch family to Discovery Parks) it is still running smoothly as ever.
As far as the rest of the summer is concerned, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from July through September 6th guests can enjoy “Star Spangled Nights”. The park is adorned with patriotic decorations, nightly fireworks and other American themed food and entertainment.