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Mach Tower Construction Update

The park posted some pictures of the progress being made on the construction of Mach Tower, the park’s newest thrill attraction set to open early in the 2011 season. Nothing coming out of the ground quite yet, but the actual tower won’t take long to put up. To check out the pictures, head over to […]

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James City County Planning Commission Reveals More Coaster Details

The JCC Planning Commission met tonight, with one of the items being discussed being the multi-launch coaster set to open in 2012. The meeting provided more details about the coaster. The Big Bad Wolf station will be used again as the station for the new ride. The first launch will apparently send the train into […]

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Survey From Park Indicates Possible Multi-Launch Coaster Names

The park sent an email out this morning to people that had requested to receive marketing information from the park. The survey is solely focused on the new multi-launch coaster going into the Oktoberfest section of the park in the location once inhabited by the Big Bad Wolf. Specifically, the survey asks the user to […]

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JCC Comment Letter Provides Insight Into 2012 Coaster

Forum user vaughanvt24 pointed out earlier today that a comment letter haas been posted regarding the “multi-launch” coaster slated to be opened during the 2012 season. The letter follows the balloon test that was conducted to determine whether or not the new ride would be visible from different locations surrounding the park. According to the […]

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Christmas Town: A Review

Review By Noreen Lambert On Friday, November 26th, 2010, Christmas Town, a Busch Gardens Celebration opened. This was their second year putting on such a celebration. I had been anticipating attending for the last three months and the day finally came. [singlepic id=2146 w=320 h=240 float=left] I loaded up my family and my parents along […]

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New Permit Requests Give Some Information About Multi-Launch Coaster

The park has applied for some additional permits related to the construction of the new multi-launch coaster slated to open in 2012 on the former site of the Big Bad Wolf. The permits indicate the new attraction will include a 25,300 sq. ft. building, that, according the The Virginia Gazette will stand 8 stories high. […]

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Carl Lum Named President of Busch Gardens & Water Country USA

Following the news that John Reilly is headed out to run SeaWorld San Diego comes word that Carl Lum has been promoted to the position of President of Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. According to the Virginia Gazette, Lum has served as VP of Finance for Busch Gardens since 2001. He has held various […]

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Rumor: GM John Reilly To Head Out West

Coming out of the rumor mill today is word that John Reilly, GM of Busch Gardens Williamsburg, will be headed to SeaWorld San Diego in the near future. The exact time of departure is unknown, but since the information is known (if actually true), it would suggest that the change could take place prior to […]

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The Scare Is (Almost) Everywhere

[singlepic id=1918 w=320 h=240 float=right]For the 2010 Howl-O-Scream, Busch Gardens made a point to advertise that no place in the park would be safe. For the most part, the theming and scares have indeed been ramped up this season, but there are still some areas of the park that haven’t quite measured up. That being […]

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Howl-O-Scream 2010 Begins

Today is the first day of Howl-O-Scream 2010. This year the park has made clear that the scares will be ramped up and no place in the park is safe. This morning I went down to the park to get a peak at what we can expect to see (and not see). Here are some […]

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Park Makes Official 2011/2012 Expansion Details

Today at 11 am, the park released details of the 2011/2012 expansion of Oktoberfest to a packed Festhaus. After doing some quick housekeeping, including talking about Europe in the Air and mentioning that Celtic Fyre would be returning in 2011, they moved on to make five major announcements. The first announcement covered the opening of […]

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New Information About The 2011/2012 Expansion

The park has updated their “Big News” page to include information about the new attractions going into the park. The new drop tower will be 250 ft. tall and named “Mach Tower”.[singlepic id=1748 w=320 h=240 float=right] They also announce that they will be building a multi-launch coaster in 2012. It could be very similar to […]

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Details About The 2011/2012 Expansion Leak Out

This information comes via an extremely reliable source with knowledge of the project plans, but is obviously not going to be confirmed until this Saturday. We all know that there is a drop tower on the way. The questions have been, what will it look like, where exactly will it be and what has to […]

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The Park Is Going Mobile

If you’re like me, then you have wanted a Busch Gardens app on your phone for the longest time. Well, as it turns out, the wait for that app is almost over. I’m hearing that an official app will be released for the park by early next year. Not sure on the details, but you […]

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2010 Howl-O-Scream Construction

I’ll be updating this thread often to include new Howl-O-Scream (Wiki) construction photos and videos as I take them or as they come in on the forums. When updates are made this article will be linked to, or you can bookmark this page and check back regularly. Latest Visit – 9/18/10: View larger versions of […]

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Drop Tower To Open Late Spring 2011?

Busch Gardens has announced on their Facebook profile that they will be at Hampton Bay Days with their “What’s Dropping in 2011?” Kid’s Contest on Saturday. The important part of their post is that they say the winners of the contest will be able to take place in a Kid’s Bash in late spring of […]

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The 2010 Howl-O-Scream Site Is Now Live

You can now check out all the details for the 2010 Howl-O-Scream on the official website. As you can see, the mazes are the same as last year as well as shows. It would appear that the, barring any unexpected changes to the mazes themselves, the park has concentrated on turning the entire park into […]

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New Attraction Announcement Coming Sept. 18th

On the heels of the park releasing a teaser for the new projects for Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, they have released a video and confirmed that there will be an announcement made regarding the plans for the next 2 years on September 18, 2010. This is a Saturday during the Pass Member Appreciation […]

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Park Puts Up Teaser For New Attraction

Today the park posted a teaser for 2011 attractions at both Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. Not a whole lot can be gained from the teaser that we don’t already know. For example, we’re all aware that the attraction will be in Oktoberfest, and the picture shows a person dressed in a traditional German […]

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2010 HOS Information Starts Coming In

As we all know, confirmed information regarding the 2010 Howl-O-Scream attractions has been slow coming, but now we’re getting the first confirmed reports of some of the attractions. Before I get into what the attractions are, I’d like to point out how the event will be covered this season. Last season, we used the main […]

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