Busch Gardens would open for Christmas festivities when I move away from the tidewater. BUT, in 2014 I finally got to go!
After an awesome time getting to meet a penguin, we explored Williamsburg, and then returned to the park.
I’d read to get there early, and I would definitely agree with this. The rides have shorter lines, and the air is slightly less chilly for the wind in your face rides.
It was sad to not revisit my roller coaster favs of Apollo’s Chariot and Loch Ness Monster, but it was great all the same.
We purposely took our time, and I enjoyed having a photographer to take pictures since he didn’t enjoy the rides as much.
The best time to photograph the lights is during the golden hour when the sun sets but there is still some light. However, husband and I ended up catching the Scrooge, No More show at this time, so whoops.
The lights were pretty, even if challenging to photograph.
I’m glad to say that we did the park trip up right. We took our time, circled the park once in daylight and another in the dark. We sat down and people watched over wassail, funnel cake, hot prezels, and hot chocolate. For the record, they sell hot chocolate everywhere at kiosks around the park, but if you want more options get your hot chocolate from the Cocoa Cafe in Holiday Hills.
A fun date night, but somehow I neglected to get a picture of the both of us :-/.