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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby sfkk » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:39 pm

This comes from the FAQ on Busch Gardens website.


"Will there be a limited-time sale for discounted tickets this year?
Yes, we will have a discounted Christmas Town Single-Day Ticket ONLINE-ONLY offer from November 4-17, 2019 with prices as low as $22.99.
After the limited-time sale ends, prices will be available starting as low as $24.99 and will continue to increase each day up to a maximum of $54.99 online."

The day I want to visit is currently listed at $34.99. Should I buy the tickets now or should I wait? I was a bit confused by the "After the limited-time sale ends, prices will be available starting as low as $24.99 and will continue to increase each day up to a maximum of $54.99 online."
I just want to be sure I won't be able to get that $24.99 price for ANY day once the sale is over. Any help would be appreciated!

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:55 pm

A Quick Look at Pantheon

I went to Busch Gardens on Sunday, November 3 1) to hit the "last day" of Howl-o-Scream and 2) to check out what's happening with Pantheon.

As for the former, it was sort "Half-o-Scream." The park's staff is working hard to get ready for Christmas Town, which opens on November 16. So, there were no Terror-tories, no "Night Beats" show in the Festhaus, and five mazes out of six open (augmented with some Terror-Tory scareactors).

As for the latter, I shot some photos, mostly from the train. I hope you're ready for plenty of shots of golden Intamin track. I got a few shots from the Germany-Italy bridge and through the fence in Italy.

Let's go in.
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The golden spike of "Neptune's Trident" towers over the parking lot.
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Let's try Festa Italia first.
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Oops! Let's try the train, instead. (So, no Cirquo Sinistro today. I noticed they were putting up a lot of Christmas stuff back there, too.)
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Behold the track of gold!
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I really like the color they chose--and that element is going to be fun.
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A closer look at the spike. I wonder if they'll mount a trident in top.
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I imagine there'll be some nice air heading backward down that spike.
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This was just a big gap in the hill the last time I checked. Not sure what it's going to be--maybe part of the entrance?
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A view of the site through some Christmas Town stuff.
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Sorry about the sun glitch, but that track is solid gold!
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I have no idea if you'll be traveling up or down this part.
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There's still quite a bit of track to be installed, but it's coming along nicely.
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Looking back from the Rhine River Trestle.
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Christmas is coming, It requires a lot of balls.
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"Help! If those deer find their way through our maze of balls, they'll eat us!"
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The spike from the bridge between Germany and Italy.
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Another view of the supports from the far side of the river.
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As I've said earlier, I really like this color for the track.
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Even the Dead like Pantheon.
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I'll leave you with this shot of the train and fall foliage.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:00 pm

Great shots, Chuck. And as for...

A closer look at the spoke. I wonder if they'll mount a trident in top.


Ha! That was my exact thought when I first saw that track! Would be cool if they did.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:50 pm

gotta wonder if that big concrete block is going to be a base for a giant statue (of a God/Gods)..that would fit in with the theming for the entrance to the ride, right?
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:54 am

^Yep--that could be. The ride's elements are named for four different gods.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby sfkk » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:04 am

Does a SeaWorld FLORIDA Platinum Annual Pass get me into Christmas Town at BGW? I know the Williamsburg platinum memberships do, but I couldn't find anything significant about other states Platinum Passes.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:27 am

Thanks for the photos!! This coaster sure is looking awesome! Can’t wait to give it a go! :br

cfc wrote: There's still quite a bit of track to be installed, but it's coming along nicely.


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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:00 pm

sfkk wrote:Does a SeaWorld FLORIDA Platinum Annual Pass get me into Christmas Town at BGW? I know the Williamsburg platinum memberships do, but I couldn't find anything significant about other states Platinum Passes.

Last year, my Sesame Place platinum passes did, but this may have changed this year. It's kind of hard to keep track of the exclusions and restrictions from park to park. It would be great if there was one single platinum pass/membership that granted the same benefits no matter what your home park was.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby sfkk » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:53 pm

^Thank you! Gives me confidence to know that it at least worked for you. I think since they started allowing memberships to have access it probably does. If I understand correctly BGT Halloscream is the only true hard ticket event left in the chain.

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