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  • Black Friday InvadR Update Today marked the opening night of this year’s Christmas Town, but it also brought something else as well: A new opportunity to check in on how InvadR is progressing. There will be plenty of formal Christmas Town content coming soon (in addition to ongoing Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram coverage), but tonight we’re going to focus on […]
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    November 26, 2016
  • Catching Up with InvadR Over the last few months, Howl-O-Scream’s Evil Encore has taken center stage in the minds of most Busch Gardens Williamsburg fans. Now that Mr. Karver and his dolls have seen their final curtain call, lets point the spotlight back on the park’s 2017 wooden roller coaster project, InvadR. Historically it has been difficult for BGWFans […]
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    November 1, 2016
  • Halloween 2016 Giveaway On a recent trip to Busch Gardens Tampa, Nicole and I stumbled upon a treasure trove of Unearthed: Scarlett’s Revenge trading cards. These cards were a massive hit up here in Williamsburg but, due to BGW selling out of both card packs and Unearthed boxes (which also contained a pack in each), many Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream […]
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    October 23, 2016
  • Leaking Project 2017 It’s the eleventh hour—the park is making their announcement on Saturday—and we know you all are chomping at the bit, anticipating the unveiling of Busch Gardens’s Project 2017. Though we don’t know everything the park is planning to reveal on the 19th, hopefully we can relieve a little bit of that intense suspense tonight. It’s time to leak BGW’s […]
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    March 18, 2016
  • Saving Le Scoot As many of you know, Busch Gardens Williamsburg has spent the last three years renovating the park’s 41 year-old Arrow log flume, Le Scoot. From the beginning of this project, BGWFans has expressed time and time again how impressed we are that the park is making the investments required to restore this 1975 park original. A […]
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    March 15, 2016
  • David Cromwell Returns to Virginia as Park President A mere two weeks after Carl Lum vacated the position of Busch Gardens Williamsburg Park President, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has officially announced his replacement: David Cromwell. If you have followed the Williamsburg SEAS parks for a couple years now, this name may ring a bell. Who is he? Before becoming the Vice President of Aquatica at SeaWorld […]
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    March 4, 2016
  • Project 2017 Site Plans It seems that Busch Gardens Williamsburg really doesn’t want a repeat of the Tempesto incident. So, for the first time ever, the park’s marketing department seems to be fighting aggressively to keep the spotlight squarely on their official Project 2017 information… and off of unofficial sources like the one you’re reading now. For the record, I’m not […]
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    February 4, 2016
  • Locating Project 2017 February 3rd, 2016 (11:10 AM) Update: Hours after finishing this post, Busch Gardens Williamsburg published a second video quite literally confirming the red area in the map below. I encourage you all to read the rest of the post, but know that we’re now dealing in park-confirmed fact instead of my assessment of small shreds of evidence. Deeper analysis into the […]
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    February 3, 2016
  • Howl-O-Scream: Unearthed Disclaimer: Ultimately, everything presented below is still technically best described as a rumor. Though right now I’m very confident in the information I’m presenting, I have been wrong before. Furthermore, given the length of time we have till the event begins, the park may still be finalizing their plans. We will do our best to keep […]
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    August 3, 2015
  • Howl-O-Scream Unearthed: Full “Woods Maze” Layout On July 15th we published a story summarizing our thoughts on what appears to be a major shift in direction for Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s annual Howl-O-Scream event. If you have yet to read our last post, I highly recommend you do so before continuing. Within that article we reported on a permit filed for the construction […]
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    July 30, 2015
  • First Howl-O-Scream 2015 Details Begin to Emerge It may only be mid-July but Busch Gardens Williamsburg has already begun promoting Howl-O-Scream’s seventeenth season across its social media channels. Anyone who has made an annual habit out of following the event will likely recognize it to be an uncharacteristically early start to Howl-O-Scream promotion. In the past the park has often waited until mid-August or later […]
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    July 15, 2015
  • Tempesto Construction Update #4 It has been nearly a month since guests were last able to see what has been happening at the construction site for Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s new, still unannounced coaster, Tempesto. Turns out that during that time, the park has made a ton of progress. What all is done? Well, both massive support towers have begun […]
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    November 25, 2014
  • October Line of Sight Test While Tempesto is certainly the park’s major ongoing construction endeavor right now, there are a few other projects in the works around the park as well. These include, Christmas Town 2014 setup, continuing last year’s Le Scoot renovations, and more. We’ll get to covering some of those other, smaller projects soon, but today we have something a […]
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    October 9, 2014
  • Tempesto Construction Update #3 [iconbox title=”Previous Tempesto Update” icon=”info”]If you missed our September 23rd update, you can check it out here![/iconbox] After a bit of a delay (mainly caused by helping out with KDFans), it’s finally time for another Tempesto construction update! Today we bring some rather massive news: We have footers! In addition to the sudden appearance of […]
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    October 8, 2014
  • Tempesto Construction Update #2 [iconbox title=”Previous Tempesto Update” icon=”info”]If you missed our September 6th update, you can check it out here![/iconbox] First off, I guess I should point this out so the title makes a bit more sense to everyone… Official #BGWProject2015 name: Tempesto. More info coming soon. — BGWFans.com (@BGWFans) September 18, 2014 That’s right! According to the information […]
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    September 23, 2014
  • BGW Loses Its Noggin; Cuts Severed Heads from Howl-O-Scream Well, apparently this is happening… Today we’re seeing an absurd protest from an incredibly small number of people, triggering what may very well be one of the largest overreactions by BGW in recent memory. Busch Gardens Williamsburg staff have spent the past 24 hours removing all the severed heads from the park. This bowdlerization is a problem because, […]
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    September 16, 2014
  • Project 2015 & Howl-O-Scream 2014 Construction Update It has been far too long since we last did a photo update. Lets fix that. Today we have a rather impressive number of Project 2015 pictures from some incredibly unique angles in addition to a massive collection of Howl-O-Scream 2015 construction photos. Enjoy! [hr] Project 2015 Despite the fact that Project 2015 track has […]
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    September 11, 2014
  • Pass Member Appreciation Weekend 2014 Presentation On September 6th Busch Gardens Williamsburg held their annual Pass Member Appreciation Weekend announcement event. Historically this has always been the event at which the park announces their Howl-O-Scream and Christmas Town plans for the year in addition to unveiling any attractions they’re working on for the following season. In the past we’ve always seen large, elaborate, forty-five plus […]
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    September 8, 2014
  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Project 2015 Revealed: Part II [iconbox title=”UPDATE: Images Removed” icon=”warning”]This wave of leaked plans has been redacted in response to a formal legal request sent by the park. If you’d like to see the other set of more basic site plans that we leaked previously, you can still check those out, here. That said, the information in this post is still […]
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    August 1, 2014
  • Howl-O-Scream 2014: The Lineup We’re coming to the end of July and year after year that always means one thing for BGWFans: It’s Howl-O-Scream leaks season! Though we’ve been letting some information trickle out onto the forum over the last few weeks, it seems that Busch Gardens Williamsburg has decided to unveil the bulk of the event rather early this year […]
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    July 25, 2014