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Aquazoid's Slide Tower is Gone

Featuring... Incredible Destruction! Amazing Adventures! Certain Cosmic Doom!

Ok, so maybe the subtitle of this article is slightly clickbait-y. I’m sure you’ll forgive that though in light of the amazingly niche Aquazoid billboard reference. It even features a tower being destroyed! This is peak Water Country USA comedy guys! Anyway, there may not be any CERTAIN COSMIC DOOM! involved here, but we have […]

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Late January Pantheon Aerial Construction Update

Our First-Ever Aerial Photo Report Puts All of Pantheon's Major Elements in the Limelight

We believe that BGWFans has a responsibility to our readers to be as transparent as possible regarding our relationship with Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Despite being a relatively uncomfortable and inconvenient topic to address in a public setting like this, we believe there’s a moral imperative to do so. This is particularly true when the status […]

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Leaked Electrical Plan Depicts Busch Gardens Williamsburg's 2021 Roller Coaster in Detail

A Newly-Obtained Electrical Schematic Puts Project 2021's Track & Structure on Full Display

If there’s a god, he’s up there laughing this afternoon. Why? Because BGWFans just had one of those classic sitcom moments. Yesterday, we published our painstakingly detailed analysis of the footer plan for what we believe is Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s 2021 roller coaster—seemingly a huge, multi-launched, giga shuttle coaster slated for construction behind Verbolten in […]

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Multi-Launched Shuttle Giga Coaster Planned for 2021 Debut at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Official County Records Finally Reveal the Full Layout for Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Next Major Coaster

January 21st Update: Many of the questions left unanswered by this article were solved one day after its publication thanks to a leaked schematic that clearly depicts the track and supports for Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s 2021 roller coaster! We are proud of the article below and encourage you to give it a read if you […]

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Germany Expansion Site Plans

Newly-Filed Documents Reveal More Details About Busch Gardens Williamsburg's 2021 Roller Coaster

After the resource protection area impacts map was filed earlier this month, we weren’t expecting to see any additional BGW Project 2021 information hit the James City County Planning Department till after the new year. Much to our surprise, that expectation seems to have been misguided. Today Busch Gardens Williamsburg filed an incredible new packet […]

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Partial Project 2021 Site Plan

Newly-Filed RPA Impacts Map Depicts a Section of Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Unannounced 2021 Roller Coaster

I spent the morning promising “2020 news” on Twitter and ParkFans. Well, I must admit that was slightly (intentionally) misleading. While there was Pantheon news today (track is on site!), the “2020 news” I’m writing about today is probably more accurately described as “news from 2020“—specifically news that we expect will be announced in 2020 […]

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Howl-O-Scream 2019: First Impressions

A Long-Form Manifesto on the Current State of Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Annual Halloween Event

Prologue Last week we experimented with reviving a classic form of BGWFans content, the comprehensive, in-depth photo update. This week, I want to give a relatively new-for-BGWFans format a try: An editorial-style first impressions article revolving around a new or updated park offering. In the early years of BGWFans, we published comprehensive reviews of each […]

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Mid-September Photo Update: Gods, Dragons, and Monsters

A Comprehensive Look at Everything Happening at Busch Gardens Williamsburg & Water Country USA

Prologue I have been feeling nostalgic lately and, with so much happening at Busch Gardens Williamsburg (and Water Country USA) right now, I thought I’d hold some content back from our social media channels for a bit and take the time to write a longform, in-depth photo update. Somehow, that idea ballooned into this absolutely […]

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Newly-Leaked Document Depicts Project 2021's Station

Leaked Floor Plan Supposedly Depicts Plans for a New Roller Coaster Station in Festhaus Park

This is not a normal BGWFans leak. Typically, our coverage of unannounced attractions proceeds fairly formulaically—we identify internal park activities and patterns that suggest an upcoming attraction is on the way, we track public filings, and then, if the stars align, we leak as many actual, legitimate, confirmable documents as we possibly can from sources […]

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Pantheon Cheat Sheet

Everything We Know About Busch Gardens Williamsburg's 2020 Roller Coaster

Pantheon Basics Pantheon is a new Roman-god-themed, Intamin-made, steel roller coaster which is slated to open in the Spring of 2020. Notable features of the ride include four launch experiences (three forward, one backwards), a fast-track switch which will change the layout of the coaster while the train is in motion, a 180 foot, 95° […]

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Test Review; Please Ignore

💭 This is, quite literally, the worst thing I’ve ever done… That said, I promised I’d do it… So here goes nothing… 📖 As we were planning for our annual, comprehensive Food & Wine Festival tasting, one of our tasters made a joke about how no one actually reads our painstakingly-crafted and incredibly-expensive-to-create reviews. That […]

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Project 2021 Height Waiver Vote Happens Tomorrow

James City County's Board of Supervisors is Slated to Consider BGW's 355ft Height Waiver (Again)

June 11th, 2019 Update: At tonight’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting, James City County approved the 355 foot height waiver Busch Gardens Williamsburg requested! Now that Project 2021 can move forward, we have launched a new page dedicated to tracking the progress on BGW Project 2021. If you’d like to catch up on information you may […]

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Early June BGW Update

It has been a long time since BGWFans published a basic, barebones, in-park construction update to its frontpage. Instead, progress photos for new rides, shows, etc have been largely relegated to our various social media channels for the past few years. That said, now that we have a major new roller coaster to keep tabs on […]

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Born From the Ashes

A few weeks ago, Busch Gardens Williamsburg opened Finnegan’s Flyer, the park’s new S&S Screamin’ Swing, to near-universal acclaim. This weekend, Water Country USA will be allowing membership holders the opportunity to preview their brand new, incredible-looking water coaster, Cutback. In 2020, as we recently exposed through a collection of leaked internal documents, Busch Gardens […]

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BGW Project 2021

Busch Gardens Williamsburg has filed for a new height waiver requesting permission to construct a structure of up to 355 feet above finished grade. This planned structure is to be located in the Oktoberfest area and is currently labeled as “Busch Gardens Project 2021” in James City County’s permitting system. This new height waiver appears […]

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Solving for Y in MMXX

Important Note This article assumes a fair bit of knowledge regarding Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s 2020 addition. If you are not yet familiar with what Busch Gardens Williamsburg plans to build, please read this article before proceeding. We have been on top of Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s 2020 roller coaster for years now and, despite successfully leaking nearly […]

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Project 2020 Revealed

🎵  I think that, any leaks are good leaks, so I took what I could get🎵  Source looked at me with big brown eyes and said 🎵  You ain’t seen nothin’ yet🎵  Baby, you just ain’t seen n-n-n-nothin’ yet🎵  Here’s something, here’s something, here’s a leak you’ll never forget🎵  Baby, you just ain’t seen n-n-n-nothin’ […]

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Project Madrid Site Plans

DISCLAIMER This is still a breaking story. The article below should be considered a work in progress for as long as this disclaimer is present. In its current state, this post is not up to BGWFans’ typical quality standards but, in the interest of getting it published before anyone signs off for the night, we […]

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2019 Projects: Revisited

“But y’all already leaked what Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA are building next year! Why y’all writin’ another article?!” Well, dear reader, a closer look at either of the articles you’re referencing (BGW’s, WCUSA’s) would reveal that those were theories. Pretty good theories in my honest opinion, but theories nonetheless. This article is […]

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Railroad Fire Shuts Down Part of Busch Gardens

Here we are again. Following the New Years Eve forest fire and the Escape from Pompeii roof fire, we have a third major fire event at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. This afternoon, one of Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s trains burst into flames behind the Caribou Train Station injuring one person. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, […]

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