Busch Gardens wins 'World's Most Beautiful Amusement Park' award

Published: Aug. 5, 2016 at 6:09 PM EDT
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Busch Gardens® Williamsburg has earned the distinction of “World’s Most Beautiful Amusement Park” for the 26th consecutive year.

In an annual tradition that dates back to 1990, the National Amusement Park Historical Association recently bestowed the honor upon Busch Gardens.

“This is a great honor for Busch Gardens and the team members who work so hard to ensure that our park is looking beautiful for our guests every day,” said Busch Gardens® Williamsburg President David Cromwell. “To continue the tradition of being recognized for this honor is something we’re very proud of.”

The award was part of the 30th annual NAPHA Amusement Park and Attractions Survey, the oldest of its type.

The NAPHA is an international organization dedicated to the preservation, documentation and enjoyment of the amusement and theme park industry—past, present and future.

NAPHA Historian Jim Futrell says, “Members have long praised Busch Gardens Williamsburg for its amazing setting with its world class thrill rides and attractions surrounded by detailed European theming all nestled into a lush, rolling, forested landscape. As demonstrated by the survey results, it’s an atmosphere that is hard to duplicate anywhere else.”

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg is owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., and is one of two Busch Gardens locations, the other being in Tampa, Florida.

Below is a video produced by Busch Gardens to celebrate this award when it was received in 2013.