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  • 2016 Food & Wine Festival: The Comprehensive Review Over Memorial Day weekend my friend Renee and ParkFans Forum members Tony, Username, Zachary, and I (Nicole) went to Busch Gardens Williamsburg for the 2016 Food & Wine Festival. As has become our custom, we tried all of the food items and a limited sampling of the drinks. This year we have decided to split […]
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    June 1, 2016
  • Marco Polo’s Marketplace Sunday, Zachary, Luke, Thomas, Tony, and I braved the cold and rain to try the food at Marco Polo’s Marketplace, which replaced Ristorante della Piazza this year. As we have reported previously, San Marco’s new eatery has a variety of stations, including Mediterranean Market, Italian Kitchen, Stone Hearth Oven, Asian Grill, Garden Favorites, and Desserts. […]
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    April 1, 2016
  • Going Behind-the-Scenes at Busch Gardens Williamsburg As you all know, last Thursday Zachary, Luke, and I spent a few hours touring around the Most Beautiful Theme Park. While we were there, we tried to get answers to everyone’s questions, and to aim Luke’s camera at the most interesting things we could find. So, here is the second of three reports on […]
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    March 13, 2016
  • The Resurgence of the Zoology Department Busch Gardens Williamsburg opens in just eight days, and we are getting very excited. There are a number of changes and upgrades coming that everyone wants to see. Well guess what? Yesterday, the fabulous Emily Phillips gave Zachary, Luke, and me a sneak peek at what is happening inside the park. We want to thank everyone […]
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    March 11, 2016
  • Spring Admission Options The selection of Busch Gardens Williamsburg tickets, memberships, and vacation packages continues to change in both benefits and structure for the 2016 season. To help our readers decide which option is best for them, we have summarized all of them below. Please be sure to note that some offers expire this month and some are only […]
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    March 3, 2016
  • 2016 Map & Fun Tracker Today both the 2016 Busch Gardens Williamsburg map and this year’s new pass member Fun Tracker have been posted. We are going to tackle the Fun Tracker first, but if you’d like to skip down to the new map instead, feel free to click here. Fun Tracker We at BGWFans thought we’d help out our […]
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    March 1, 2016
  • Colonial Pipeline Clearing As many of you know the Colonial Pipeline runs through Busch Gardens Williamsburg. For those who are unfamiliar with its purpose, according to the Colonial Pipeline Company’s website: We safely and reliably transport refined petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, home heating oil and fuels for the U.S. military. Our pipeline system […]
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    February 23, 2016
  • Unity Comes to Williamsburg As we reported yesterday, we have been seeing some big changes in how Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s marketing department does business. Today we learned of a new partnership between BGW and Colonial Williamsburg that has us very excited! We have obtained a copy of an internal CW email, which describes how the two parks plan to […]
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    February 12, 2016
  • Marketing Project 2017 So, anyone who hasn’t read Dan Dipiazzo’s blog post, “Taking a Risk — Project 2017,” should do so immediately. It seems that the park has been as smart and daring in their marketing as we have always hoped they could be. As all y’all probably know, I am relatively new to BGWFans. What you may […]
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    February 12, 2016
  • Project 2017 is Real 2017! That’s the year, guys! It has been rumored for a while now that 2017 would be Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s next “coaster year.” There were many questions, when we leaked Tempesto’s plans in 2014, about why BGW would pick a clone for their next e-ticket attraction.  In fact, during construction, it was rumored that the […]
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    January 31, 2016