Busch Gardens Named Most Beautiful Park for the 22nd Time
Previous Verbolten Update (April 28th)
Howl-O-Scream news already?! Shocking, I know. A few day ago we leaked on our forums that Monster Stomp would not be returning for 2012’s Howl-O-Scream event. Due to the outrage the leak caused amongst the general public, the park was forced to come out and confirm the rumor in a blog post which can be found here. Why remove Howl-O-Scream’s most popular show ever? Well it sounds as though Fiends will be moved into the Abbey Stone this year. Why? More than likely to appease a large group of people who were strongly opposed to having a show with the notoriously controversial nurses in the park’s largest eatery. Where does this leave Das Festhaus? Well according to what we’re hearing, Jack will actually end up with a show there this year. Jack is Back has always been the park’s most family friendly Howl-O-Scream show so it does make sense to have it in a family eatery like Das Festhaus. So now we have two shows but we’re still down one from last year. Correct. If you followed our forums and leaks from last year’s event you may remember a little show called Dig It Up which was planned for Ristorante Della Piazza. Last year it was pulled at the last-minute due to budget constraints, but we’ve been told that it’s back on the roster again for this year. Basically, it is confirmed that Monster Stomp Revamped is gone and we’re hearing rumors that Fiends will be moved to the Abbey Stone Theater, Jack is Back is being moved to Das Festhaus, and Dig It Up is actually coming this year.
We have quite an impressive Verbolten update for you today. Over 120 pictures all of which have captions. First, a few things worth noting:
[li]Employee rides were planned for the 3rd (Thursday) but were cancelled at the last-minute for unknown reasons.[/li]
[li]There wasn’t any testing going on all day Friday. The trains never even left the storage track. I’m not sure if it was testing today (the 5th) or not. I’ll update this if I’m able to confirm either way. Update: Testing has resumed as of Sunday with all trains except for the yellow one (see below).[/li]
[li]The yellow train (aka: the one that crashed) is still sitting in the maintenance area in the same place it has been since the day following the initial crash a few weeks ago. It’s also worth noting that it’s not actually all the way inside the maintenance bay. It’s actually pushed out slightly passed the door which inhibits the maintenance bay door from closing. A picture of the back car of the yellow train is included in the update below. Just as the reports indicated, the back of the train is spotless.[/li]
Because of the lack of testing, if you’re looking for testing video, you’ll have to check out last week’s update. Anyway, enjoy the pictures!