Busch Gardens, Water Country launch new membership plans

Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are offering three new membership plans ahead of Busch Gardens' March 24 opening, according to a news release.

The plans include access to Busch Gardens, Water County USA and Busch Gardens Christmas Town. Each plan also includes exclusive parking benefits, guest tickets and discounts inside the parks. Memberships are on sale now through March 31, according to the release. Plans go up in price beginning April 1.

Plans:

Basic Membership: $10 a month. Includes park admission benefits with select black-out dates, half-off general parking, guest discounts, in-park discounts and other special offers including exclusive event access.

Unlimited Membership: $15 a month. Includes park admission benefits with no black-out dates, free parking, two free guest tickets a year, guest ticket discounts, in-park discounts and other special offers including exclusive event access.

Premier Membership: $20 a month. Includes unlimited visits to Busch Gardens, Water Country USA and nine other SeaWorld parks, free preferred parking, three free guest tickets a year and additional exclusive discounts included in both the basic and unlimited plans.

Monthly rates will increase beginning April 1 to $12 (basic), $17 (unlimited) and $22 (premier) for the plans. Anyone who buys a membership plan before March 17 will receive an invite to a members sneak peek featuring access to park attractions, two concerts, food, drinks and more, according the news release.

“More than a pass, membership means more access and more benefits,” said Dan Dipiazzo, vice president of marketing at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA said in the news release. “We’re listening to our guests who say they want more value and simpler choices. Membership allows our guests to take full advantage of the parks’ amenities including all of our seasonal events. It’s what consumers are asking for.”

Annual pass holders will be given the option to keep their pass or change to a membership plan.

To join a membership plan visit buschgardens.com/joinBGW, call 757-229-4386, or visit the Busch Gardens ticket windows March 1-4, 8-11 or normal park hours once Busch Gardens opens for the season March 24.

Military rates

Busch Gardens also offers a Military Passport for $99. The pass includes unlimited admission to Busch Gardens, Water Country and Christmas Town. It also includes free general parking. This offer is available to anyone with a valid active duty I.D, according to Military Bridge founder Jennifer Borgstrom in a post on her website. For more Busch Gardens military rates and discounts visit, militarybridge.com.

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