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Too Pretty to be Overlooked

“Forgot this was a thing.” — @thatcoasternerd That was a comment in response to our Instagram post Thursday about Water Country USA’s Cutback Water Coaster, and it was hardly out of the norm. Busch Gardens Williamsburg is currently building and designing two thrill rides—Finnegan’s Flyer and Project 2020—that are large enough to overshadow Cutback, their sister […]

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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 […]

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Permit Filed for Dedicated Entertainment Facility

According to a new special use permit filed with James City County late last month, Busch Gardens Williamsburg appears to be giving their entertainment department something they have needed for decades now: dedicated, non-theater space inside the park. The Plans So, what is the permit for exactly? A 15,500 square foot rectangular building located behind […]

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Sesame Place Williamsburg: Pros & Cons

Yesterday, Zachary reported on a recent survey soliciting feedback on a new, proposed SEAS theme park in Virginia, which we are calling “Sesame Place Williamsburg.” While his extensive analysis of the included site plan and concept art focused on the How, When, Where, and What in depth, we decided to address the Why separately, because it is such a complex […]

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Sesame Place Williamsburg

This morning we rode Battle for Eire, Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s brand new, first-of-its-kind VR attraction. If you are looking for Battle for Eire content, for now, check out the most recent posts in this thread on ParkFans.net or our social media channels (particularly Instagram). Anyway, you’d think that something that noteworthy would be monopolizing the BGW news […]

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Battle For Eire Plans Reveal Secrets from The Otherworld

Spoiler Alert This article contains drawings and concept art that reveal thematic details of Battle For Eire that have not yet been made public by Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Anyone wishing to avoid Project 2018 spoilers should turn back now. You have been warned. Disclaimer The documents and information presented below reflect the park’s plans for Battle […]

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Entertainment's 2017 Plans

The other day we spoke to Jennifer Thomas, a show production manager and casting director at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, about the Entertainment department’s plans for 2017. In addition to refining two of the park’s popular returning offerings and renovating another, the they are debuting two new shows in the first half of this season: Britmania & OktoberZest. We’ll spend the first sections of […]

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Les Frites, La Cucina & More

On Tuesday Zachary and I had the opportunity to speak with representatives from the Culinary and Entertainment Departments at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Although there has been a lot of attention focused recently on InvadR, the park’s new wooden roller coaster, BGW has also been working on new restaurants and shows in the off-season. Our first […]

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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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Christmas Town 2016 Discount Tickets

On Wednesday I spoke with Dan Dipiazzo, Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Vice President of Marketing, about the new dynamic ticket pricing structure for Christmas Town. It was clear that the park is making real changes in an attempt to address the extremely high crowd levels we have all experienced in recent years. Since its inception in […]

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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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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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Going Behind-the-Scenes at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

As you all know, last Thursday Zachary, Luke, and I spent a few hours touring around the Most Beautiful Theme Park. While we were there, we tried to get answers to everyone’s questions, and to aim Luke’s camera at the most interesting things we could find. So, here is the second of three reports on […]

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The Resurgence of the Zoology Department

Busch Gardens Williamsburg opens in just eight days, and we are getting very excited. There are a number of changes and upgrades coming that everyone wants to see. Well guess what? Yesterday, the fabulous Emily Phillips gave Zachary, Luke, and me a sneak peek at what is happening inside the park. We want to thank everyone […]

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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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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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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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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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Taste of Asia Food & Wine Preview Menu Review

On September 6th Zachary, Applesauce, Tony, and I (Nicole) ventured to Busch Gardens Williamsburg for Pass Member Appreciation Day. Although the speech itself was short, we enjoyed the breakfast and the lines for the rides were practically nonexistent. After meeting up with several other ParkFans Forum members, and enjoying most of the park, we decided to head […]

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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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