When does BGW close for season?

Thursday, August 30, 2001 8:33 PM
Im heading out to Annapolis in the near future to check out the Naval Academy, and am trying to talk my parents into making a trip to Williamsburg on the other day we will be there.  When, if it hasn't already, does it close for the season?  Also, how long does it take to do the good stuff in the park?
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Thursday, August 30, 2001 8:47 PM
Weekdays will end on Monday I believe, but the park will continue to be open fri-sun through the end of October (Howl-O-Scream). Time will depend a lot on the crowds in the park. But to get on each of the major coasters just once and hit maybe a couple of your favorite flats and maybe Corkscrew Hill (simulator)or Escape from Pompei would probably take a minumum of 4 hours. If you haven't visited before though I would definitely take some extratime to take in the beauty of this park. Take the train ride (especially useful for getting the glimpse of Drachen Fire) and the airtrams, go through the animal areas, or a show. And besides I'm sure you will want some rerides, especially on AC, its a blast.
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Thursday, August 30, 2001 8:48 PM
Check out Busch Gardens website to find out. I think the park is open on Labor Day weekend, including Friday until 6 and on the weekends in September the park is open until 7. In October, the park is open on weekends until 10 I think. Here's the link to check the dates.

 http://buschgardens.com/buschgardens/va/parkinfo/hours_sep.html

 If you honestly want to enjoy BGW as a whole you must stay the whole day. BGW is the most beautiful park (voted most beautiful park for 8 consecutive years by NAPHA according to BGW's website) in the country. There are rivers, trees, wildlife, very nicely themed areas to countries in Europe, such as the new Ireland section with a Riverdance type of show. There are great shows and amazing coasters. The key word at BGW is QUALITY not Quantity. AC is great, and so is Lochness Monster, and Alpengeist. Big Bad Wolf is pretty good and if only Drachen Fire was actually open, BGW would be amazing, but it still is amazing without Drachen anyway. You will love BGW. If you just want to get in all of the coasters and not much then stay about 5 hours. But to truely experience how great BGW is, stay the whole day. Your parents will enjoy the park because there are so many great shows and nice landscape and you can experience all of the different countries which is always fun. Your parents will have fun and hopefully that will mean that you can stay the whole day. Enjoy yourself.

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Thursday, August 30, 2001 9:10 PM
thanks a lot.  I know I should have checked out the closing date myself, but I wasn't thinking.  However, I was just planning on riding the rides, but nnow I may try to stay the whole day.  The whole park itself sounds great, i love parks that don't only care about big rides.  Anyway, thancks for the info. 
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Saturday, September 1, 2001 6:44 PM
Yeah I am going down october I hope. septenber fell though so now I am planning farther in the future I hope to get a few pics of drachenfire. if you;re going in october let me know when you'll be down there Id love to have another enthusiast go on the coasters with at the park and start a comotion on the train when drachefnire comes into view. it would be cool if it coudl work out and yeah BGW is awesome make all the effort you can to get your parents to take you there!
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Saturday, September 1, 2001 11:38 PM
Tolian:
Im not sure exactly when I'll be getting out to Annapolis/possibly Williamsburg. I'll be going when my dad has to take a buisness trip out there. If I do get to to before it closes, I'll let you know when so we could maybe we could work it out.

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