Learn how to get a FREE Busch Gardens Preschool Pass for kids ages 3-5. It's one of our favorite family theme parks!
**Updated for 2022
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How to get a Busch Gardens Preschool Pass for 2022
Register online by May 31, 2022, 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, 2022, 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!
Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water County USA will fully open March 25th for the 2022 season. Right now, they are only open weekends for limited hours for special events.
For parents and siblings accompanying preschoolers to the park, there are many options this year. Fun Cards start at $102 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 8 – September 5 and does not include the fall and winter holiday events.
From there, the membership price increases but you get parking, guest passes and more. These membership cards offer admission for a full 12 months and include Howl-O-Scream and Christmas Town.
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, 2022. You do need to register online by February 27 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 and visit by February 28, 2002, to activate the pass. 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 August 31, 2022. 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, plus two FREE single-day admission tickets if you are a credentialed teacher in California or Arizona. Read the FAQ and register online by March 31, 2022. I love that you get the extra tickets to bring some of your family for free!
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.