If you live in or will be visiting Virginia in the near future, there are two of the world's most spectacular theme parks you might want to consider visiting. Busch Gardens in Colonial Williamsburg and Kings Dominion, which is 20 miles north of Richmond and 75 miles south of Washington D.C. Each one has a number of activities that are sure to please the entire family. From toddlers to grandparents, everyone should be able to find something that will entertain and bring loads of fun. Both parks will be opening in March, which is just in time for spring and the Easter holiday.

This is the ideal time to take advantage of all that is offered at these theme parks before the weather becomes too hot.

Busch Gardens has much to offer

Busch Gardens has much to offer and has been voted the most beautiful theme park in the world every year since 1990. The thrill rides have caused children to deem it the world's most fun theme park. The biggest draw is the European setting where visitors can tour France, Scotland, Ireland, and England. Each location has its own roller coaster, as well as food that is representative of the country it is named for. Two of the roller coasters have been listed in the top 25 worldwide.

Bush Gardens Williamsburg is debuting a new virtual reality ride for spring 2018.

This latest attraction is called Battle for Eire action ER ride. It is located in the Ireland section of the park and is a combination of motion based theater simulator and 360-degree virtual reality headsets. Riders become totally immersed in the story and will be able to feel, see, and hear, everything that is taking place around them.

This experience is supposed to unlike any other in theme park history. You may want to check out the Spring Fever and Ultimate Spring Escape discount packages.

Kings Dominion is the place to be this spring

Kings Dominion has more than 60 rides and attractions which includes 12 world class roller coasters. This 400-acre theme and water park, in central Virginia, has more than 13 million visitors each year.

There is live entertainment geared toward everyone in the family and this year, Planet Snoopy is expanding and will be a treat for "Peanuts" lovers. This spring will be a great time to visit and enjoy the changes.

If you love water you may want to visit Soak City, which covers 20 acres and has brand new attractions for Spring 2018. Hurricane Heights slide complex and Splash Island young family play area are sure to please. This year will mark 44 seasons for Kings Dominion, which indicates how beloved this center for fun and entertainment has become to the masses. Both theme parks open Saturday, March 24, so make your plans now.