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  • Verbolten Update – 10/21/11 I wanted to give everyone a quick update on what’s going on with Verbolten, today we got a couple pictures of the construction site and a link to a new teaser video put out by the park. While we know quite a bit about the ride including the basic theme, we don’t know exactly what […]
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    October 21, 2011
  • Verbolten Track & Supports Going Up It should come as no surprise after seeing the drop track section of the coaster up last weekend, that the supports and track of the indoor section of the ride have started to go up. The goal is to get the inside portion of the coaster built as soon as possible and enclose it. With […]
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    October 16, 2011
  • New Video Shows Off Verbolten Track The park has released a new video to market Verbolten which shows off the new track that’s arrived on site. As you know if you visit the site regularly, the drop track section (which hasn’t been officially announced) has been built and according to sources, the next week will be a fast paced one for […]
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    October 9, 2011
  • Verbolten Track On Site A series of confirmations from multiple sources (all believable and at least one very solid) have stated at least some of the track for the new coaster, Verbolten, is on Busch property and is painted black. There have been a number of people who have assumed the black track is only for the inside portion […]
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    October 5, 2011
  • Mäch Tower Opens After a long delay due to manufacturer issues/testing, Mäch Tower, Busch Gardens’ newest attraction has finally opened. Today’s activity should be considered a soft opening and people should be mindful that the park can shut it down at any time today if they need/want to. There’s no word on an official opening date and the […]
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    August 18, 2011
  • 2012 Coaster Construction Timetable One of our forum members has posted a rough timetable for completion of the 2012 coaster. I’ll include a link for you to download the document yourself, but I’ll go ahead and also go over some of the important dates for you in this post. We’ll start with the most important part, the opening. The […]
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    August 15, 2011
  • All 2011 Howl-O-Scream Houses & Themes With over one month left to go until Howl-O-Scream 2011 kicks off, we’ve been able to gather up the names and themes of all of the houses that will be featured at the parks annual event this season. Two of the houses have already been confirmed by the park, “13: Your Number’s Up“, which will […]
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    August 11, 2011
  • Mäch Tower Opening In Sight According to reliable sources, Moser has signed over Mäch Tower to the Busch Gardens Maintenance Department, signaling the ride is working perfectly. Employee training is scheduled to begin on Monday (8/1). Employees have stated they have been scheduled to work at Mäch Tower this coming Saturday (8/6). It’s not clear what the actual opening date […]
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    July 31, 2011
  • A Look At Mäch Tower Going Full Speed I had heard earlier this morning that Mäch Tower would be testing at full speed with spinning seats on the way up. One of our regular contributors @aaroncorasdad was there to grab some footage for us. This is obviously a good sign regarding the progress for the ride. While there may be some small kinks […]
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    July 26, 2011
  • 2012 Coaster Update (July 14th) One of our forum mods and regular contributors Swiftman took a trip out to the park tonight to get a photo/video update of the progress being made on the 2012 coaster. I’ll get out of the way and let you check out the stuff he got. As you can see, the park is wasting no […]
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    July 14, 2011
  • Howl-O-Scream 2011 Information Starts Coming In We aren’t even halfway into summer and already Howl-O-Scream information is starting to come in. According to multiple sources, the ground floor of Escape From Pompeii has been completely gutted to make way for an entirely new house. No word yet on what the exact theme of the house will be, but a revamp of […]
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    July 13, 2011
  • Another Mäch Tower Setback? According to a member of our forums, Mäch Tower has encountered yet another setback, this time involving the actual car. From what we’ve been able to gather, the previous issues involved defective parts and a bad motor, but this issue has been substantial enough to cause the entire car to be taken off the tower. […]
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    June 5, 2011
  • Board Meeting Shows 2012 Coaster Layout A forum member has pointed out that the entire layout of the 2012 coaster (excluding interior sections) is visible during this recent James City County board meeting. The video is quite informative and shows the layout is very similar to the Big Bad Wolf path. Image by Zachary Strader Image by Vaughan Crittenden According to […]
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    May 3, 2011
  • Sad News From The Park Last night at 8:30, the park’s new Clydesdale colt, Tristan, died from a highly resistant bacterial infection. According to the park, the foal was responding well to treatment early on Thursday, but the condition became worse as the day progressed. According to Jay Tacey, Manager of Zoological Operations at the park, “Tristan was under veterinarian […]
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    April 30, 2011
  • Mäch Tower On Schedule Despite some rumors about damage that may or may not have occurred to parts of what will become Mäch Tower during its overseas voyage, it appears the ride will be set to go on May 27th. Multiple sources have confirmed that the parts will all be on site on May 1st, take about two weeks […]
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    April 8, 2011
  • Help People In Need With Theme Park Change We’re happy to announce that we will be participating in a very worthy charity event called Theme Park Change. Theme Park Change is a program designed to let theme park fans donate the cost of items they would normally buy during their visit to Project Angel Food, which provides free and nutritious meals to persons […]
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    April 2, 2011
  • Park Files Trademark For Verbolten One of our forum users, Newsie, has posted a link to the trademark filing made by the park for the name, “Verbolten”. While this may not necessarily be the name of the coaster, it is obviously legitimately in the running. Several names were trademarked for what would become Griffon and Cheetah Hunt was seemingly renamed […]
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    March 22, 2011
  • New Construction Images & Video For Mach Tower Over in the ThemeParkReview forums, member jedimaster1227 has made a nice post with updates about the construction going on at both Mach Tower and Vanish Point. The post includes a short video tour of the Mach Tower construction which shows a new building that is just about complete as well as the foundation of the […]
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    February 21, 2011
  • New Information About The 2012 Coaster We’ve heard from multiple independent sources that the 2012 multi-launch will have a very unique start to the ride. According to the sources the train will back on to a platform, rotate 90 degrees up, launch straight up to a vertical turntable, turn the train around so the riders are facing down, then drop and […]
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    February 20, 2011
  • New Seaworld Coaster A Peak At Our Future? Seaworld San Diego announced their iteration of Manta today, and it is clearly not aiming for a hardcore thrill seeker fan base. The coaster does have elements that we have been hearing our coaster here in Williamsburg will have, multiple launches, low to the ground. The ride is also a Mack, one of the manufacturers […]
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    February 9, 2011