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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:33 pm

Just beautiful there.
Any park with such a lights layout
is ho-ho-ho in my books!

Food looks tasty, too. :smile:

Thanks for sharing opening day/night, Chuck!
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:55 pm

Still more Christmas Town--let's head to to 1940s America via Italy.
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The Polar Pathway is probably the park's single biggest light display.
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Oh, how very droll. They sell donuts with dipping sauces here during Christmas Town.
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"All will kneel before Claus!"
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The park has managed to make an empty water ride look great.
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"Silver and gold/Silver and gold . . ." This photo would drive Yukon Cornelius crazy.
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Shall we step back to a time when boys wanted a "Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock" for Christmas?
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My Mom like flocked Christmas trees. My Dad disliked paying for them.
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Apollo's Chariot and the Roman Rapids are closed, but Festa Italia's flats have been given holiday overlays. This is the "Peppermint Twist" tea-cup ride.
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"Kneel! Grovel! Doubt not my power!"
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Another Christmas Town dining opportunity--I like the sign when it's lit up.
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The brass band is a nice touch.
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Be sure to score some Coke while in Holiday Hills.
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"Behold as the tree behind me bursts into flames! Bow down, mortal fool!"
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The displays in Italy are a bit more "reverent."
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"Hi there! I'm Jesus. Enjoy 'ME'mas Town."
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Let's head to Oktoberfest.
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It is pretty peaceful on the Rhine tonight.
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Nice work, Gunther! If you can't get that car to run, you may as well use it as a decoration.
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The Feshaus is looking more festive than usual.
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Personally, I like the prime rib sandwich on the lower right--but you really can't eat it like a "sandwich."
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Even the Minions are festive today.
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No DarKastle--but you can buy some of Ludwig's Cursed Crafts!
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This joint was crawling with vampires a month ago--and they served tasty tri tip to their victims.
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Now it has a goofy elf infestation.
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All is peaceful and beautiful in Germany . . .
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. . . until you bump into Chucky from the "Child's Play" movies.
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Alepngiest is closed--but it's trying.
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Canada. We're all about moose, eh?
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The penguin exhibit is exactly the same as last year.
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"I had to fly on Southwest from San Antonio to Norfolk to get here."
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And the penguins weren't particularly active while I was there.
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Time to head home.
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What? Well played, Busch Gardens. Well played. ;)
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The carolers in England serenade you as you enter and exit.
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One last look at England.
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And here's the tree with the big balls all lit up. Happy Holidays! Thanks for reading.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:24 pm

Looks like this event keeps getting bigger and better each year...very nice to see!

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Postby Guy T. Koepp » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:53 pm

Tree with big balls huh? At least they're not low hanging big balls. That would be embarassing to see them drooping out from under it's branches. =)

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Postby jray21 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:31 pm

Another great report! It looks like they do a great job! The turkey did look very good. Can't wait to have some in a few days!
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby zachclarke2 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:17 pm

Isn't the Corkscrew Hill sign physically attached to the post, and all the other signs they've put there have just been over top of it? Would it be too much to ask that CH returns next year? Unfortunately I'm thinking yes...

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:43 pm

zachclarke2 wrote:Isn't the Corkscrew Hill sign physically attached to the post, and all the other signs they've put there have just been over top of it?



That was my thought, too. It was just funny that it was left uncovered for a big part of the day.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby netdvn » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:06 pm

Park is supposed to be dead tomorrow with the temps dipping below freezing. Pretty much this entire weekend was a ghost town.

- Park looks great decked out in llights. It's pretty much the same as last year with a few new Christmas trees here and there though.
- On my Festa walkthrough, I noticed half the lights were burnt out or turned off. It was strange. Oh and Busch, if you're reading this PLEASE put more effort into decorating Festa during HOS. It's a shame that the area looks amazing during CT but horrible during HOS.
- Oktoberfest's tree seems a bit smaller than last year. They added a few small ones at the base, but I preferred the one giant tree.
- Thay should bring back Catacombs for CT. Three penguin tanks doesn't really cut it for me.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:15 am

^Friday was very warm, and business was slow then, too. Even so, there was still a line to see the penguins. I think it's bit early for people to get into Christmas this weekend; I imagine it'll pick up after Thanksgiving.

Funny moment: When I was Holiday Hills, I noticed that the head of an "animatronic" snow man had been twisted backwards, so it looked like he had a broken neck. I passed Larry Giles on my way out. He was there taking notes. When I passed the snow man again, the head had been turned back the right way. So, I imagine the lighting problems in Holiday Hills will be fixed.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby ernierocker » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:47 am

This park has so many great seasonal events. Thanks for the report, Chuck!
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