Busch Gardens Williamsburg "revitalization"

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 11:18 AM

From their Facebook page,

The wait is almost over until we announce our plans for what’s new at the parks. We’ve got big news to share with all of you on Sept. 18 about what we have planned for Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. It’s a two-year plan that revitalizes both parks. This is the first time we’ve announced so many projects this early. Here’s a video to whet your appetite …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KDMa0VUWZM&feature=player_embedded

Thoughts?

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 11:20 AM

Well, I definitely think the parks are nice enough not to need a 'revitalization'...but I welcome it. Interesting video, looks like the next 2 years will be good. I suspect a new country and some rides at BGW.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 11:20 AM

I think that pretty much confirms the drop tower?

Did they get planning for it in the end?

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 11:24 AM

That's what I figued too, with all of the looking up and such.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 11:29 AM

I totally forgot about the drop tower.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 3:14 PM

But why not a Windseeker? I hear they are cheaper by the dozen :)

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 3:42 PM

I think this really points out the difference between being on the "inside" and being on the "outside".

Honestly, now, who of us on the "outside" really had any idea that Busch Gardens needed to be "revitalized"?

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 3:42 PM

Not me. We had a fantastic week in Wmbg this summer.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 4:18 PM

I wouldn't put too much stock in that term. It's marketing at its finest, especially after the company was bought out.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 5:11 PM

Well, from everything I have heard, for the "insiders" it may well be a "revitalization". That the rest of us are ignorant of that is a testament to an awful lot of effort on the part of the staff in that park.

But then, it's all hearsay. I am, after all, as previously noted, an "outsider".

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 5:57 PM

Stay gold, Pony Boy. Stay gold. ;)

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 5:57 PM

I am glad that the new owners are willing to spend some money on the parks, rather than just sitting back.

But I agree with others on here. The park looks great as is.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 10:15 PM

Yeah, it's too bad that they have such a crappy deal on their season pass. They really should copy Six Flags. ;)

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 11:26 PM

The only thing that I got out of that video was that you will be able to see a attraction when you look up.

Hot air balloon rides, perhaps?

Just kidding. Everyone already knows that it'll be a drop tower at BG, but now we can assume that there will be more than just that.

The real mystery for me is what is going on at WC? A really tall waterslide?

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Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:26 AM

I was at BGW this past Monday (Labor Day) and the place was not busy at all. Multiple rides on all the coasters and Alpie was running with lots of empty seats.
The park was immaculate but the area around the former Big Bad Wolf was deserted. I expect a new, major attraction there, hopefully as part of the revitalization. The "Fabio" pond at the base of AC's first drop was filled with trash which really shocked me. All in all, one of the best theme parks in the USA.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:27 AM

Maybe they will rebuild the wolf since i was never able to ride it. :)

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Thursday, September 9, 2010 8:49 AM

the place was not busy at all

Same with Great Adventure. I wonder if Labor day is just not a busy day at parks?

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Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:37 AM

The real mystery is what's going on at BGT.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:06 AM

They really should copy Six Flags.

...or Maverick.

I wonder if Labor day is just not a busy day at parks?

Cedar Point always used to list it as one of the better days to come. Makes sense. The kids start school the next day---they are already wound up enough as it is, adding some major outing to that would only make them worse.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:13 AM

Kennywood was packed Saturday and Sunday during Labor Day weekend.

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