Just a little forewarning: This is a strange update.
A few days ago Busch Gardens Williamsburg filed for a 90 foot height waiver near Killarney. Some great initial analysis of this filing can be found on our forum, here.
Following Kingadam’s first post on the subject, we got our hands on the full package of “Killarney Expansion” documents submitted to James City County. I published some highlights from that collection of documents, here.
A full site plan of the park was included in the submission in order to show the distance from the newly proposed Killarney structure to various important points around the park. As Thomas initially pointed out when we were looking through the material, something very interesting seems to taken up residence in Festa Field…
To my untrained eyes (and to the eyes of others I’ve shared the image above with privately), this appears to be some sort of large, new, circular-sector-shaped structure. Most people (myself included) see a huge, semi-circular theater.
So, why is there a not-yet-existing structure in a filing for a seemingly unrelated height waiver? Truthfully, we have no idea. This could simply be a remnant of a previously cancelled Festa Field project from months or years ago. Alternatively, this could be a new, not-yet-filed-with-the-county project that could currently be in the works.
Whatever it is, we can say one thing with complete confidence: We are thoroughly baffled.