This is me back in I believe must be 1978 when I was three during my VERY FIRST trip to what was called back then as Busch Gardens, The Old Country in Williamsburg, VA. I don’t remember too much from that initial visit except for being so infatuated with Loch Ness (in the picture?). I think I had a thing for the story of Pete’s Dragon at the same time frame and Loch Ness reminded me of him!
There were other costumed characters to Busch Gardens, The Old Country which I found endearing at that time. I’m not sure who the parrot or the mouse is, but would love a Busch Gardens historian to remind me! It looks like these pictures were taken in the Globe Theater/England area of the park!
What I do know for sure is that this visit was the beginning of many visits I would take in my lifetime to the “world’s most beautiful theme park”!
Flash forward to me now, 2015, and about to turn 40 next week. I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been selected to be a Busch Gardens Thrill Chaser for 2015! What does this mean? I will serve as a blog ambassador for the upcoming year, attending events, and helping showcase all that Busch Gardens® and Water Country USA® have to offer families, guests, and travelers alike! There are so many awesome events in store for this year and I can’t wait to experience them, share, and hopefully encourage your families to join in the fun!
Special Offer on Opening Weekend March 27-29!!
What’s even more exciting is that this year marks the 40th anniversary of Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA! Yup, I was born the year it opened (1975…ahem!). To help celebrate these 40 Years of Fun, Busch Gardens will be offering all guests born in the year 1975 a free single-day ticket during opening weekend on March 27-29! Just bring an ID with your date of birth and you can enjoy an awesome day at the park!
Exciting Preview Weekend for Annual Pass Holders on Saturday, March 21st!
There are also a exciting changes in store for 2015! If you are an annual pass holder, you’ll have a chance to attend the Member Preview Day on Saturday, March 21, from 10AM – 6PM of all that Busch Gardens has in store for the upcoming year. There is a new #DotheLoop campaign that I’m so curious about! I’ll share all of these updates as soon as I find out!
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Hope you join me on the fun this year! It’s going to be a great one!