Bush Gardens Las Angelas???

Wednesday, January 22, 2003 2:08 PM

Noticed on www.themeparkbrochures.com that there was a Busch Gardens Los Angeles. I never knew bout this one. I have some questions if anybody can answer:

When did it open and close?

Why did it close?

What was the "theme", if any?

Is it just something else today?

I've never been to a Busch Park, definitly gonna hit BGW this year, and Hopefully BGT and Sea World in FL if I get to go as planned later in the year. Any info is appreciated. Thanx!

edit-Corrected my spelling on One word, sorry guys

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 2:16 PM

It wasn't much of a park, really. It had a monorail that took you on a tour of the brewery, a log flume, a bird show, beer gardens, and perhaps a few other flat rides.

While I'm not sure of the exact reasons I can tell you that the park was landlocked in the crowded San Fernando Valley without any room for expansion. I also suspect it did not achieve the attendance needed to support the park, especially with four other major parks in LA.

The only thing left is the brewery.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 2:17 PM
Well it's certainly been a while....

I can't recall opening/closing dates but...

It had somewhat of a tropical theme to it. I recall birds being the big "thing" for this park. Last time I was there, I was merely a little one so my recollection isn't the best.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 2:20 PM
Busch Gardens LA was a Bird Aviary more than anything. I think the park pulled out because the neighbors couldn't allowed it to expand. Just to let you know it's spelled Los Angeles.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 2:24 PM

Check out that 1982 Six Flags Atlanta Brochure. "Where family entertainment is rated GEE!"

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 2:29 PM

IIRC, the flat rides consisted of bumper cars and a pretty cool funhouse. The Log Ride had a cool layout and went thru a very lush greenhouse. The true highlight of the park however was the monorail trip around the brewery. The monorail went high up the side of the main brewery building and you could look in and see the whole operation. It went up really high and I remember it being kind of scary, at least for a little kid. You can still see the "tunnels" the monorail went thru on the sides of the main brewery building, which is still standing next to the 405 freeway on Roscoe Blvd. in the San Fernando Valley.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I sure wish Busch had brought land for a park out here, somewhere where they could have grown and become as big as the two east coast Busch parks. The site of the L.A. park, behind the brewery, was landlocked then and is even more so now...even if the park had stayed in business, they couldn't have put a lot of stuff in there.

I believe the park closed in the mid-70's.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 4:48 PM

Bush Gardens Las Angelas

BusCh Gardens LOs AngelEs

What are they teaching you kids?

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 5:00 PM
Well, that's not the only typo in this entire thread.
I live on Roscoe and DeSoto (well, very close by) and to think that I could have had a Busch park only 20 minutes away makes me feel fermented and gassy. But again, seeing pictures of the area in a historical society makes me wonder if it would be anything like it's eastcoast siblings. Well, maybe I'll know Busch theming one day :(

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 5:52 PM
Heh, you and me both Salvi. I'm pretty close by, right near Burbank & Kester, so a good park there would have also been pretty sweet for me.

Admittedly, SFMM isn't exactly far away (I can make it in 15 minutes on a good morning), but man, that'd be close!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:05 PM
Is it me, or is it coincidence that the flume was incorpprated into the 'Le Scoot' at BGW. They are similar.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:11 PM

Cool little park

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:35 PM

Geez, spacemountain, sorry, I've never been 2 California, and I knew it was spelt wrong when I posted, just wasn't for sure how. BTW, I'm not a kid, and I scored perfect in the English/Spelling part of the ACT, which was better than my entire graduating class. But we all have our off days

thanx everyone that posted real info, though, very informative!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 7:05 PM

I'm not trying to nitpick, but it seems to me that this is a large problem on CB.

Try the EDIT button next time.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 7:11 PM

yes, but u have to realize, some of us type very fast(i can go over 120wpm) and it's not hard to misspell a word, and not even realize it. Heck, it's not a bother to me, cause I understand that this is for fun, and as long as a post is legible, then i'm fine with it, since posts amount to nothing, and there is no spell checker. I wouldn't have responded to it with anything other than a thanx for correcting my spelling, but you added the "What are they teaching you kids" thing, and I feel that was uncalled for. Next time all you have to do is say hey Scorp, this is the correct spelling, and leave it at that. But please, if u post, include something about the topic...

BACK on topic now...it would have been cool to have a "Tropical" themed BGLA out there with some cool coasters and great themes, that would have been worth a trip alone. But alas, it wasn't ment to be...

BTW, was BGW(once called "Busch Gardens The Old Country) always a theme park, or was it like BGT and BGLA and started out as more of a Brewery/Garden/Zoolike park with some flats? And were there anymore Busch Gardens anywhere? Thanx!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 7:22 PM

spacemountain551 said:

Bush Gardens Las Angelas

BusCh Gardens LOs AngelEs

What are they teaching you kids?

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Busch Gardens Van Nuys

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 7:38 PM
is that true, or are u yankin my chain?

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 7:42 PM
The park was located in a suburb of LA named Van Nuys. I'm not sure if it was Bucsh Gardens Van Nuys or Busch Gardens Los Angeles?
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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 7:54 PM
It wasn't either. It was just Busch Gardens. Period.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2003 8:33 PM
Hate to be a slightly off-topic jerk, but I type about 135wpm, and can spell out "you" and "thanks".

Carry on!

(Sorry, that whole "u" and "thanx" are pet peeves of mine. If people want me to read what they write on the 'net, at least make it easy to read.)

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Thursday, January 23, 2003 4:18 AM

Just a few comments on the parks you want to visit: It all depends on what you're looking for in a park but....

If you like animals as well as rides Busch Gardens Tampa is cool. It's an attractive park with different kinds of theming in each little section. They have a wildlife part and some cool coasters. When I went the ride waits weren't long. I really liked their inverted coaster, the Montu? yes, I think that's the right name.

Sea World of Florida is a gorgeous park. Everywhere you look is beautiful. Make sure to visit their Polar Bears and shark encounter. Oh, the stingray pool is a must too. They let you pet them and feed them. They are actually very cool animals (in captivity anyway) and.... if you like a little silly fun and you go on a hot day, go into the "kiddie" area and visit the water balloon catapult (sp) thingy. Me and my boyfriend at the time bought a bucket of balloons each, I think it was like 5$ a bucket. You stand in these little hut-like things across from each other and slingshot water balloons at each other. It's a good way to cool off and have some fun too. They have the Bud Clydesdales too, not to mention, free beer samples (2) per person I believe.

BGW, I have never been to but would love to this summer. If you go be sure to include it in your trip report. I've been having a hard time getting any info from anyone who has been there.

Have fun on your trips!

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