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Virginia theme park giants Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion to join forces this summer

Posted at 1:45 PM, May 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-01 13:45:29-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens will not let 75 miles of interstate keep them apart. The Virginia theme parks plan to partner this summer, according to identical media advisories sent out by each theme park and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

“Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion are joining forces for the first time in 15 years to increase Virginia’s voice in the crowded Northeast tourism market,” the advisory read. “In partnership with the Virginia Tourism Corporation, Richmond Region Tourism and the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance, the parks will outline the plan for marketing the 75-mile corridor from Richmond to Greater Williamsburg as Virginia’s Gateway to Family Thrills.”

Details about what the partnership will mean for Virginia families this summer will officially be announced Tuesday, May 5. Both Kings Dominion, in Doswell, and Busch Gardens, in Williamsburg, open in 1975.