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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:29 pm

Busch Gardens has announced their summer entertainment lineup for this year.

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BUSCH GARDENS® ANNOUNCES EXCITING LINE-UP OF SUMMER PERFORMERS
America’s and Britain’s Got Talent Stars Set to Take the Stage During Summer Nights


WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia (March 16, 2019) – Summer is just around the corner and Busch Gardens® is already heating things up with the announcement of a star-studded line-up of entertainment for Summer Nights.

Summer Nights Live – performances from NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent” and Britain’s Got Talent include:


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LIGHT BALANCE – JUNE 28 - JULY 7 (DAILY PERFORMANCES)
Hailing from Ukraine, Light Balance is hi-tech neon and LED dance group comprised of talented young dancers, designers, programmers and choreographers. Melding their creative and engineer backgrounds, the group provides their audience with a unique show that unifies all of the senses. Their colorful images create a high-energy atmosphere of magic, light, dance and music. Light Balance's imaginative performance led to Tyra Banks hitting her Golden Buzzer during season 12 of America’s Got Talent.

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BOOGIE STORM: JULY 8 - 14 (DAILY PERFORMANCES)
Dressed head to toe in iconic white outfits, the six members of Boogie Storm are a dance force to be reckoned with. Performing crushing dance routines, the group has accumulated over 50 million YouTube hits to date, and there seems to be no sign of slowing down. Having reached the live finale and finished third in Britain’s Got Talent’s 10th anniversary in 2016, the troop have been nominated for the best performance of 2016 at the National Reality Television Awards, as the accolades just keep on coming.

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THE PASSING ZONE: JULY 15 - 21 (DAILY PERFORMANCES)
Juggling is tough enough with scarves, balls or pins, but this dynamic duo takes juggling to the next level and they have been doing that for more than 20 years. The Passing Zone is one of the most inventive, successful and funny duos working today. You’ll have a difficult time deciding whether to hang onto your chair as chainsaws fly through the air, hold your breath as they perform world-class skills or grab your stomach as you double over with laughter. Prepare to be amazed, as Jon and Owen redefine juggling, and take it to new heights. You won’t believe your eyes.

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WILLIAM CLOSE & THE EARTH HARP COLLECTIVE: JULY 22 – 28 (DAILY PERFORMANCES)
William’s work explores the connection between architecture and music. Inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright quote “architecture is frozen music,” Close creates musical installations that use the architecture as part of the instrument. The Earth Harp is the largest stringed instrument on the planet and was developed by William Close in 1999. This talented ensemble have pushed the boundaries of the performance experience over the last several years finishing third on NBC’s hit talent competition “America’s Got Talent.”

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FIGHTING GRAVITY: JULY 29 - AUGUST 4 (DAILY PERFORMANCES)
What started out as an idea for a local talent show at Virginia Tech quickly transformed into an Internet sensation, garnering more than 10 million views on YouTube. Fighting Gravity’s play on light and levitation quickly gained worldwide attention thanks to their third place finish on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Following their success on AGT, Fighting Gravity has become one of the most sought-after live performance groups in the country — performing with platinum-selling recording artists like Will.i.am and Jennifer Lopez.

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FRECKLED SKY: AUG. 5 - 11 (DAILY PERFORMANCES)
Freckled Sky is a team of multimedia artists dedicated to the design of interactive shows and events. They tell stories and bring immersive experiences to the viewer. Freckled Sky blends projection, lightning, interactive solutions and special effects to create new forms of entertainment. This America’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer artist is sure to leave audiences wanting more.

For more information about Summer Nights Live, please visit buschgardens.com/bgwsummernights.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby anonymouscactus » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:49 pm

Sometimes hate to admit that I watch AGT, but those are some pretty cool acts coming to the park. Wish I lived closer.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:54 am

We're going to the park the first weekend of the Food and Wine Festival. Will the park be slammed? We usually get Quick Queue passes, but I also don't want to purchase them if it's one of those events where people focus very little on rides. I hate looking like an idiot and using Fast Pass Lines when there are only a few people in line. More importantly... will Le Scoot be open that early in the year?

I asked before, but I don't think anyone got around to answering my questions. Plenty of other topics to get side tracked on, so I understand.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:16 pm

^Saturday will probably be busy. Friday and Sunday, not so much. LeScoot should be running by then (they were testing it last Sunday).
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Satans Hockey » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:32 pm

I've gone early on during food and wine and don't think I've waited more than 20-30 mins for most rides unless it was a new one that just opened that year.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby capsfan » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:38 am

hi all. my family (wife and 2 kids aged 8 and 11) are trying to figure out what day to go to the park during spring break.

we are trying to decide between going a weekday or the weekend.

generally, we would normally lean towards a weekday for the smaller lines, but a couple years back we went to Kings Dominion on a weekday in early spring, and we were disappointed because while all of the major rides were running, many of the restaurants and snack stands were closed, including Country Kitchen and all of the Dippin' Dots stands.

my question is would we find a similar situation at BGW on a mid-April weekday, or is it more of a fully up and running affair?

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:29 am

I hate to be that guy, but like... when is that swing opening? Hopefully by mid-April? ;) :lol:

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby defrocker » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:52 am

prozach626 wrote:I asked before, but I don't think anyone got around to answering my questions. Plenty of other topics to get side tracked on, so I understand.


I guess I'm chopped liver then... lol. I didn't get into any specifics regarding opening weekend though.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby djcoastermark » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:25 am

Capsfan, I guess it boils down to priorities. I go to the parks for the rides, and smaller lines always makes it for me. But I guess, if you really have to have all the dippy dot stands open..... I can get dippy dots at my local mall, I can't get good rides at the mall. Sorry to be so snarky, but c'mon now.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:12 am

boldikus wrote:I hate to be that guy, but like... when is that swing opening? Hopefully by mid-April? ;) :lol:


The park said May during the construction tour earlier this month.

Capsfan, all the major restaurants (such as the Festhaus and Smokehouse) should be open, although O'Tators's (baked-potato joint) in Ireland might not.
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