I went to the park today expecting to get a few pictures for a 2012 coaster update but came back with a whole lot more. Curious to read more about any of the things you find in this post? Check out the BGWFans Forums! News shows up there a whole lot faster than it does here.
When I arrived at the park today, I knew I’d find some changes, but they’ve really kicked it into high gear now. A new construction fence is up around the whole area and footers are being poured at an alarming rate inside of the soon-to-be event building. Enjoy the pictures!
With still more than a month till the event begins, Howl-O-Scream construction is in full swing. If you haven’t been keeping an eye on the BGWFans Forums (you should be), you may not know that we’ve been keeping a list of the rumored and confirmed Howl-O-Scream houses, shows, and scarezones for this year. Well, as of a few days ago, we fully completed the list of this year’s 13 Howl-O-Scream attractions. You can see the list here. Anyway, while at the park today, I noticed construction going on at both Fear Fair (a confirmed house) and Bitten (which is rumored to return again this year). I apologize for the bad pictures of the Fear Fair construction- I rode the train around the park 3 times and these where the best I could get.
Germany Train Station
It has been rumored for a long time now that the park would eventually add another train station to the Busch Gardens Railway. Currently getting to Germany, which will soon to be the home to a new coaster, has required a fairly large amount of walking no matter how you get there- by Skyride or by train. It looks like Busch Gardens might be trying to fix that in 2012 or 2013. A few weeks ago, AmusementPics.com discovered stakes in Festhaus Park labeled “Train Station”- this has given new life to this old rumor. Unfortunately, the picture that AmusementPics posted was too close up to really tell where in Festhaus Park the picture was taken from. Well here are new pictures of the stakes. The first one supposedly marks the beginning of the new station and the second one is said to mark the end.