Busch Gardens has earned the title of “World’s Most Beautiful Park” from the National Amusement Park Historical Association once again.
Busch Gardens is the defending champion of the title, and 2019 is the 29th consecutive year the park has won the honor in a streak stretching back to 1990, according to a Busch Gardens news release.
“This award exemplifies Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s longstanding commitment to ensuring a world-class guest experience in a beautiful setting,” park president Kevin Lembke said in the release. “I’m so proud of our entire team. They all play a role in achieving this honor.”
The award was given as part of the 33rd annual National Amusement Park Historical Association’s amusement park and attractions survey. The National Amusement Park Historical Association is an international group focused on the documentation, preservation and enjoyment of the amusement park industry, the release states.
Part of the park’s appeal is the use of the area’s existing topography. That, along with the hard work of staff and thrill of park rides, come together to create a special atmosphere, Jason Ingram, landscaping leader at Busch Gardens, said in the release.
“You could be strolling along a beautifully shaded, lush pathway and then out of nowhere, a roller coaster can rush overhead. Our landscape really creates ‘wow’ moments for our guests,” he said.