Water Country USA rides wave of new shows

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Water Country USA, which features rides, slides, entertainment, dining and shopping set in a '50s and '60s surf theme, added two attractions for this season.

"Rockin' Boppin' Birds" debuted at Caban-A-Rama Theater during the park's May 5 opening.

The show features a variety of birds, from parrots and macaws to ducks and storks.

A highlight of the show is a free-flying condor, one of only a handful in the U.S, according to the park's Web site.

Scheduled to debut June 16, also at the Caban-A-Rama Theater, is "Jump, Dive and Splash," a high-dive and gymnastics show.

The park, which has been open on weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. since its opening day, will open for daily business on May 28.

The park will keep the same hours on a daily basis until June 16, when the hours of operation will be extended to 8 p.m. Those hours will be in effect through Aug. 12. From Aug. 13 to 26, the park will stay open until 7 p.m. It will return to the 6 p.m. close Aug. 27.

A one-day admission to Water Country USA is priced at $28.99 for adults and $21.99 for children ages 3 to 6.

The park also offers the following ticket plans:

  • The Summer Sizzler Passport, priced at $59.99 per person. The passport includes unlimited admission to Water Country USA through Aug. 31.
  • The 3Day/2Park Flex Ticket, at $64.99 per person, is valid for any three days during the season. This includes admission to Water Country USA and Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
  • The 2Day/2Park Flex Ticket, at $49.99 per person. This also includes admission to Water Country USA and Busch Gardens Williamsburg and is valid any two days within a 14-day period.
  • For details, call (757) 253-3350 or visit the park's Web site at www.watercountryusa.com.

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