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Nighttime Coaster Tours Information & A Trip Report

The parks has added another tour to their popular lineup of insider and behind the scenes excursions. This one allows guests to have the same experience as the coaster tours given in the morning, but will begin at 7:30 pm. This tour does include a walk at the top of Griffon which means that you’ll […]

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NASA Exploration Day This Weekend

Former NASA astronaut Roger Crouch will be at the park this Friday and Saturday signing souvenir photos and giving presentations about the space program. You’ll also have the chance to experience the past, present and future of space travel thanks to NASA’s Exploration Experience interactive trailer. Get a chance to touch a real moon rock […]

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Riders Injured On Griffon During Storm

Local news station WVEC has reported that several passengers were injured last night just before a thunderstorm blew through the area when an inflatable prop blew onto the track in the path of one of the trains. JAMES CITY COUNTY — Several guests at Busch Gardens were treated at the park or taken to the […]

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BGW Project 2011 Scuttlebutt

Some information from a forum member that has been historically reliable in regards to happenings at BGW, vaughanvt24, has been provided in our forums. Obviously this is unconfirmed information but it sounds like a reasonable plan for the Oktoberfest expansion. Apparently the tower is going roughly in the spot Katapult is currently located, with Katapult […]

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More Markings Found For Project 2011

Thanks to one of our regular contributors, Nora, we now have a better understanding of the scope of construction that will be taking place soon for the expansion of Oktoberfest and addition of the drop tower. [singlepic id=1699 w=320 h=240 float=center] This image shows the locations of markings as noted by their numbers. “X” represents […]

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Surveying On The Big Bad Wolf Site

On the back of the reports and pictures of markings in the area of the new drop tower, it is being reported that some surveying took place today at the old Big Bad Wolf site. I’m still in the group thinking that the drop tower will be located on the side of the path that […]

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Katapult Will Be On The Move Soon

Multiple people have reported that there are white markings around and under Katapult in advance of the work that should begin relatively shortly on the new drop tower and expansion of the area near the San Marco bridge. Rumors and deductive reasoning had made it seem early on that Katapult would be moved to make […]

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The Park Has Applied For 2011 Expansion To Germany [Updated]

We’ve expected this was coming for some time, so it’s not a huge surprise, but the park has made it official by applying for construction permits to expand the “German Village” to include new food buildings, walkway modifications and major ride and ride locations. [singlepic id=1694 w=320 h=240 float=center] Click To Enlarge So, what can […]

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Some Pictures From The Illuminights Preview

We’re lucky enough to have gotten our hands on some pictures from the Illuminights Preview held tonight. So, if you can’t wait until tomorrow night when the celebration opens to the general public, here you go:

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Complete Illuminights Information

Thanks to one of our forum members, we have complete info for Illuminights 2010. Make sure you check it out here and plan your trip to the park during this new special event!

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Private Cabanas Will Be Available This Summer [Updated]

At the beginning of the month I came across a permit request to build four cabanas in the Wild Reserve area of the park. I wasn’t sure what the cabanas would be used for, but today I have that answer. It looks like these cabanas will be similar to the cabanas recently added to Water […]

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New Details About The Drop Tower

The Board of Supervisors held their June meeting tonight, officially awarding Busch Gardens the height waiver they requested back on April 28. The county recognizes that the park is in a highly competitive industry and does not require them to give specifics about new attractions but I was able to gain a few bits of […]

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Small Expansion Of The Wild Preserve On The Way

According to permits filed with James City County, the park will be adding four cabanas to the Wild Preserve as well as path access to them. I’m not sure exactly where the cabanas will be located or what they will be used for, but the fact that path access is specifically mentioned in the application […]

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Memorial Day Fireworks

FlyerMiles posted a video he took of the Memorial Day Fireworks in our forums. So, if you didn’t get a chance to get out to the park this past weekend, here you go: <p Join the discussion in our FORUMS

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Le Mans Cars Are Waiting For A New Life

Our forum members have come through again. This time around Fur Dozy pointed out that if you look closely at an updated Google Maps image, you can see a bunch of Le Mans cars lined up nicely, seemingly waiting to be brought back out at some point. [singlepic id=1607 w=320 h=240 float=center] Rumor has it […]

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New Show Going Into The Canadian Palladium

The park has announced that a new show will be going into the Canadian Palladium this season after all as noted by Swiftman in our forums. The benches have apparently been removed from the theater and have been replaced by tables and benches. The new show will feature the “New France Folk Trio” and the […]

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Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks

The park has announced that for the first time in the park’s history, they will be adding to the celebration of Memorial Day with the addition of nightly fireworks at 9:30 on May 29 & May 30. The best place to see the fireworks will be Germany & Italy, with a white balloon acting as […]

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More Information About IllumiNights

One of our forum members, FlyerMiles, posted a little blurb about some new info he had come across on the park’s website. Basically what his post says is that IllumiNights is going to be awesome. Between June 28 & August 22, the park will transform nightly into a celebration like nothing we’ve seen at BGW […]

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Line Of Sight Tests Conducted At The Park

I drove over to the park today, obviously not to go in, but rather because today the park was conducting line of sight tests using a balloon to determine how visible the new tower will be from different areas surrounding the park. I did see some of the testing, it appeared multiple locations were being […]

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More Info About The New Drop Tower

I’ve come across some more information regarding the new drop tower. It would appear the park has made preliminary plans with the tower being in different locations. The James City County Planning Commission has made it clear that one of the sites submitted by the park is preferred due to it being located behind Griffon […]

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