Learn how to get a FREE Busch Gardens Preschool Pass for Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia. It’s one of our favorite family theme parks!
*Updated for 2023*
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How to get a Busch Gardens Preschool Pass for 2023
Register online by May 31, 2023, to get unlimited FREE admission to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA for your preschool-aged child.
The Preschool Pass is good through October 31, 2023, and works for kids no matter where they live. You do not have to be a Virginia resident.
A one-day admission ticket to Busch Gardens is $47.50, so this is big savings!
Print out the Preschool Pass and bring it to the park to redeem it on your visit. You must make your first visit by May 31st to activate the pass. Be sure to bring proof of your child’s age–either a birth certificate or travel passport.
Children must be ages 3-5 when you apply for the pass online. If your child turns 6 over the summer, they are still eligible!
For parents and siblings accompanying preschoolers to the park, there are many options this year. Fun Cards start at $113 for a one-park pass with no blackout dates and no parking passes. It’s just $20 more to add the second park. The Williamsburg Fun Card works from January 6 – September 4 and does not include the fall and winter holiday events.
If you do plan to visit multiple times in 2023, you are better off with a membership that includes parking. The membership cards not only offer admission for a full 12 months, they include Howl-O-Scream and Christmas Town. Some even give you guest passes which are great to include friends or grandparents.
Preschool Pass for Florida Kids
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island has the same Preschool Pass offer for Florida residents ages 5 and under, good through December 31, 2023. You do need to register online by February 26 and activate the pass by visiting the park by that date.
They’re also offering a free Preschool Pass for Seaworld and Aquatica Orlando for kids ages 3-5 who are Florida residents. You must register by February 3, 2023. Learn more ways to get free admission to Seaworld.
More free tickets to Busch parks
Free Admission for Teachers
Get a FREE SeaWorld Florida Teacher Card that provides admission through September 7, 2023. Register online (be sure and read the fine print!). This offer is eligible to Florida teachers only.
Get a FREE SeaWorld San Diego Teacher Card if you are a credentialed teacher in California or Arizona. Read the FAQ and register online by June 30, 2023.
Free Admission for Military Families
Remember Busch parks also offer the Waves of Honor program to active military families. The program changes every year, so be sure to read the fine print for each park you are interested in visiting.
This year, they are offering one complimentary admission to either SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place for military personnel and up to three direct dependents.
They are no longer offering the purchase of up to six discounted tickets to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. They suggest you purchase those tickets on base.
More about theme parks
- All 12 of these parks offer Preschool Passes for free–find one near you.
- Theme park visits can be expensive, so use my Strategies to Save at Theme Parks.
- Save on the rest of the family’s tickets when you buy theme park tickets at a group rate.
- You can also get a free Preschool Pass to Kings Dominion in Virginia.