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February 9, 2017

Spring Break: “Bounce” between Centuries for Fun and Thrills

This Spring Break, “Bounce” between Centuries with Fun and Thrills for all ages at Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens Williamsburg

New Historic Area programming brings families face-to-face and hands-on with 18th- century life; guests can enjoy a Spring Getaway stay with a Williamsburg Bounce Ticket featuring multiday admission to Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens Williamsburg

This Spring Break, families are invited to travel through time to the 18th-century city and enjoy an enriched Colonial Williamsburg experience, then “bounce” into modern thrills at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

The popular spring Williamsburg Bounce Ticket offers admission to Busch Gardens Williamsburg in addition to Colonial Williamsburg sites, programs and the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, plus parking for seven consecutive days March 25 through May 14.

The Bounce Ticket is included in the Spring Getaway package for guests who book their stay at a Colonial Williamsburg hotel, including Colonial Houses, the Williamsburg Lodge, the Griffin Hotel, and the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites. The package also includes free breakfast daily with rates starting at $159/night. The Bounce Ticket is also available online for $99 and $79 for youths ages 6-12.

This year Colonial Williamsburg unveils new, multifaceted programming at sites including the Geddy, Wythe and Randolph houses and Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury. Along with other shops and sites like the historic Raleigh Tavern, guests of all ages can meet the nation’s founders, enjoy period stories, music or military drill, and even try their hands at historic trades and games, with a focus on fun for young revolutionaries.

“Colonial Williamsburg offers a setting like no other for families to immerse themselves in our shared history,” said Colonial Williamsburg Actor-interpreter Michelle Smith. “We admire, and even envy, the ease with which kids transport themselves into this 18th-century world we craft. To watch them play along as they learn never ceases to be rewarding, and we hope new and returning guests will join us this spring for new, fun experiences in the Revolutionary City.”

Busch Gardens Williamsburg opens March 25 and 26, March 31-April 23, then Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 21 before opening seven days a week May 26 through Labor Day. Colonial Williamsburg is open seven days a week.

Tickets, reservations and additional information are available at Colonial Williamsburg ticketing locations, online at and for the Williamsburg Lodge, which is a member of the Marriott Autograph Collection, at, by calling 855-296-6627 toll-free or by visiting Colonial Williamsburg on Facebook and @colonialwmsburg on Twitter and Instagram. Additional information on Busch Gardens Williamsburg is available at

Media Contact:
Joe Straw