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Sat, Oct 05


Busch Gardens

Virginia Catholic Youth Day

Join us for roller coasters, food, and Mass with the Bishop!

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Virginia Catholic Youth Day
Virginia Catholic Youth Day

Time & Location

Oct 05, 2019, 10:00 AM – Oct 06, 2019, 12:00 AM

Busch Gardens, 1 Busch Gardens Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

About the event

Known as an ongoing tradition in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond,  the Catholic youth of our Diocese gather at Busch Gardens in  Williamsburg to join in community and fellowship. The day includes  admission to the park all day long, Sunday Vigil Mass, and dinner as a  Diocese

  • All ticket purchases will be made online through our online registration system.
  • All tickets will be picked up onsite on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Busch Gardens at the tram drop off location.
  • All individuals who purchase tickets for the all-you-can-eat dinner  will have a wrist band. The wrist band will get individuals into the  all-you-can eat dinner.
  • Howl-O-Scream begins around 6:00 pm and may not be suitable for children under the age of 13.
  • The all-you-can eat dinner includes Pulled Pork BBQ, Chicken Fajita  Wraps, Mixed Green Salad, Macaroni & Cheese, Dessert, Soft Drinks.  There are vegetarian and gluten-free options available for those who  request it in advance.
  • Any individual can enter the park without purchasing tickets  through the Diocese. In addition, the Sunday Vigil Mass does NOT  require ticketing or a cost.
  • There is a $5 late fee per ticket purchased after Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11:59pm. We will not take purchases over the phone or email; they must be processed using the online system.
  • There are no refunds for cancellations.
  • There is no fee for substitutions.
What are the costs?
  1. All-inclusive ($65 per individual): Includes admission to the park (including Howl-O-Scream), Sunday Vigil Mass, and All-You-Can Eat Dinner Buffet
  2. Single-Day Admission Ticket ($57 per individual): Includes admission to the park (including Howl-O-Scream) and Sunday Vigil Mass
  3. All-You Can Eat Dinner Buffet ONLY ($13 per individual): Includes Sunday Vigil Mass, and All-You-Can Eat Dinner Buffet
How do I register and what are the registration deadlines?

All registrations must be done by parish and will be done online. Registration opens in September 2019.

In order to register, you will need to know the parish name, parish  youth contact, on-site coordinator, on-site coordinator contact  information, number of tickets for each option. We do not need to collect individual names during registration or on-site.

All payments are due prior to receipt of your tickets on Saturday,  October 5, 2019. Payments should be made by check payable to the  Catholic Diocese of Richmond and mailed to the Office for  Evangelization.

How do I get my tickets? Can I make exchanges?

Tickets are not mailed to each parish. Instead, the  on-site coordinator will need to pick-up all the tickets for his/her  parish near ticket sales which is prior to the turn-styles to enter the  park. Ticket pick-up will be available from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Any  tickets not picked up by 12:00 noon will be turned into the Busch  Gardens Will Call office.

We will not release tickets to individual members of  your parish without prior authorization in writing from the parish  youth coordinator OR on-site coordinator.

If you arrive on-site and have additional tickets that you do not  need, we will attempt to sell them to other parishes as they arrive.  Your tickets will be sold prior to our Diocesan supply  of extra tickets. We cannot guarantee that your ticket(s) can be sold,  but if it is sold, you will be reimbursed the full cost of the ticket  option you purchased. If your ticket(s) cannot be resold, the parish  will still responsible for the full cost of the ticket(s).

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