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  • 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
  • Star Spangled Nights Construction & Highland Cattle As I’m sure many of you have noticed, it has been a while since we’ve had a photo update to share. Why? Well because, in all honesty, aside from dumping paint on The Globe Theatre, the park really hasn’t been up to all that much lately. Anyway, today’s post focuses on preparations for the park’s latest thematically-questionable […]
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    July 2, 2014
  • Banbury Cross Renovations, Food & Wine Festival Construction, and More It has been quite a while since our last construction update. I guess it’s about time I fix that… Today we have pictures of the rather shocking changes made to the front of the Globe Theatre, progress on the Banbury Coke Market which we leaked would be coming a while back, pictures of the ongoing Food & Wine Festival […]
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    May 12, 2014
  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Project 2015 Revealed It may only be April, but, as of today, we know what Busch Gardens Williamsburg is building in 2015 and, better yet, we have the plans to prove it. For months now we’ve known the park had a medium-sized attraction project of some kind on the way for 2015 but, until today, we really didn’t […]
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    April 25, 2014
  • Opening Weekend Photo Update Last Saturday, for the first time in months, guests got to walk back through Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s turnstiles to see what the park has spent the winter doing. Between the Banbury Cross renovations (shh, we’ll get there), the replacement of the bridge connecting Heatherdowns and Rhinefeld, two notable shop renovations and a new dining area […]
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    March 20, 2014
  • BGWFans Town Crier: February 22nd to 28th Well, judging by the feedback I got from the first edition of the BGWFans Town Crier, this is certainly a format you all want to see more of. Glad you all enjoyed it! Anyway, before I jump into this weeks Town Crier, I’ll take a moment to plug the BGWFans March Almanac that came out […]
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    March 1, 2014
  • The BGWFans Almanac: March 2014 After the overwhelmingly positive reception of the the first edition of the BGWFans Town Crier last week, I thought it may be a good time to try another post series I’ve been tempted to experiment with for a while now: A monthly list of important Busch Gardens Williamsburg dates and events. The goal is to provide […]
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    February 27, 2014
  • BGWFans Town Crier: February 15th to 21st Oyez, Oyez, Oyez! ‘Tis time for the inaugural edition of the BGWFans Town Crier! What is the BGWFans Town Crier you ask? Well, in its current form, it’s a round-up of the most of the interesting things from the Busch Gardens Williamsburg board on the ParkFans Forum over the last seven days. That’s not to say that […]
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    February 22, 2014
  • Colossal Curl On-Site & Bavaria Parking Lot Expansion If you follow BGWFans, this has been a very quiet off-season for us thus far. We’ve already posted about the ongoing Rhine River floating bridge replacement project and the continued Le Scott renovations, but aside from those things, we’ve been pretty silent thus far. There have been a few reasons for that, but I won’t […]
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    February 17, 2014
  • A Look Back at the Top Five Stories of 2013 As we wave goodbye to 2013, today seems like a perfect time to look back at some of the year’s most notable Busch Gardens Williamsburg-related news. Though there were a ton of stories that made their way out of the park this year, it would be a huge challenge to find any two people who […]
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    December 31, 2013
  • Le Scoot Fiberglass Replacement Around this time last year you may remember BGWFans reporting on the lift replacement happening on Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Arrow log flume, Le Scoot. Well, it turns out that was only step one of a multiyear Le Scoot refurbishment. What’s happening this year? It sounds as though the park is refurbishing and/or replacing much, if not […]
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    November 30, 2013
  • Floating Bridge Replacement We all know about London Rocks coming to the Globe Theater next season and Colossal Curl’s opening at Water Country USA in 2014, but that’s far from everything the park has on its plate over the off-season this year. In addition to those two at least moderately marketable projects, the park is also replacing the […]
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    November 14, 2013
  • Water Country USA Announces Colossal Curl Today Water Country USA announced the extensively leaked ProSlide WorldALLEY that we’ve been expecting to see unveiled for a few weeks now. Because the official plans have been leaked, there really isn’t much new information here aside from the colors, the name, and a few very minor details. That said, we’ve managed to collect basically […]
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    November 12, 2013
  • Water Country USA's 2014 Project Revealed Well, we certainly didn’t plan to share this stuff so early, but it seems someone else pulled the trigger before we were planning to do it ourselves. So, in light of that, we might as well have a bit of fun on an otherwise dull Friday afternoon. Enjoy! [hr] [iconbox title=”Update: Colossal Curl Has Been […]
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    November 8, 2013
  • Festa Italia Expansion & Large New Attraction It’s happening. It looks like after years of providing Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s visitors with the most subpar in-park experience possible, Festa Italia, the park’s neglected red-headed stepchild of a hamlet is finally going to receive some love. Today Busch Gardens Williamsburg filed a permit for a “new attraction with height of 156 feet” with the title […]
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    October 7, 2013
  • Public Service Announcement: Fright Feast is Awful The park has two exclusive dining opportunities for this year’s Howl-O-Scream: Fright Feast and Blood Banquet. I opted to experience the latter last weekend and, after reading people’s thoughts about Fright Feast on our forum, it seems I made the right choice. By all accounts, Fright Feast is, basically, awful and should be avoided at […]
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    September 17, 2013
  • Final Howl-O-Scream 2013 Construction Update As you may or may not know, Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s 14th Howl-O-Scream event starts tomorrow but, fortunately, tonight we have one final construction update for you all to check out before the official debut. Now, because there’s not really much to say that hasn’t been said already, the vast majority of this post will be […]
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    September 12, 2013
  • Pass Member Appreciation 2013: The Presentation Yesterday, August 7th, was the the first day of Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Pass Member Appreciation Weekend. As we’ve come to expect from the event, the park held an elaborate presentation inside Das Festhaus at which they announced the details for both of their upcoming seasonal events, Howl-O-Scream and Christmas Town, as well as teased the […]
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    September 8, 2013
  • Pass Member Appreciation 2013: What to Expect As you may or may not know, this Saturday and Sunday is Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s annual Pass Member Appreciation Weekend. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Pass Member Appreciation Weekend is an event that takes place every year the weekend before Howl-O-Scream. Historically the event has offered pass members exclusive discounts, giveaways, dining experiences, […]
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    September 5, 2013