It can be most difficult to get out and have fun with a child on the spectrum. If this hasn’t been the case then it would be very fortunate for that family to have such a large support system, or serendipitous synchrony with going out, this is most likely not the situation. So you probably have had to keep trying and finding the right fit for your family.
Car travel therefore may not always be the option, but if you have been able to find ways to endure this, you may wish to pack up the kids for a journey to historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Busch Gardens Williamsburg has been one of the best places to take our son with autism for the past 6 years for numerous reasons. Besides it being as close to a vacation as it gets, it is very affordable.
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For young ones you can get a free Preschool Pass for children 3-5 (proof of age is required) unlimited admission to both parks through September 5th, you have until May 31st to get this pass. (Children 3-5 at time of purchase, children under 3 are always free) You can register here. You can only do this online, fill out form and print E ticket. Once registered you will take it to the front gate on your first/next visit and provide proof of age through birth certificate or passport. You do not need to be a Virginia resident to take advantage of this offer.
Other savings you can find are Meal deals, where you get both lunch and dinner for $24 a person. You also have the option to add $5 and get a refillable souvenir cup for .99 refills. This may not be necessary for everyone in your party; we generally bring 1-2 cups for the 3 of us.
The Park is also offering the Funcard for adults for $77, which allows unlimited admission to both parks through September 5, 2016.
Neither pass gives complimentary parking nor discounts, for those you would need at least one season pass for your family.
The best deal is always the season pass. For either $120 one-time fee, or $10 a month, you get free parking, unlimited visits all year and discounts on merchandise, food and Christmas Town Tickets.(which is a separate ticketed event) . All passes can be purchased with EZ-pay, where you are billed monthly for no additional charge. Busch Gardens is open from mid-March-the end of October. Then reopens for Christmas town just around Thanksgiving.
You can call (800) 343-7946. For more details about the Preschool Pass or Funcard.
Busch Gardens offers a mobility pass for all kids and adults with special needs. you sign up for that at guest services. For more information on this see here.
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