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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby CPSFMMCW » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:16 pm

I didn't realize how much work was being done with Howl o scream this early. The attention to detail is awesome, and it's not even done yet! Love the pirates theming in festa Italia.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:39 pm

^Howl-o-Scream starts on September 12, so it's nor surprising that they've done a lot of decorating already. It seems to come a little earlier each year.
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Postby CPSFMMCW » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:41 pm

Now why would it start so early? People aren't thinking about Halloween that early! C'mon Busch!
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Postby cfc » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:54 pm

^HOS is a big draw for the park; naturally, they want to get it started as soon as they can (although this does seem a bit early). Heck, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando start just a week later.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby CPSFMMCW » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:41 pm

Fair enough. I guess they want to maximize their opportunity for people to come in and experience it. I still think its too early though. You know what this reminds me of? Christmas. The stores start advertising it wayyy in advance before anyone is even thinking about it yet.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Coasterguy21 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:57 pm

CPSFMMCW wrote:Now why would it start so early? People aren't thinking about Halloween that early! C'mon Busch!


You do realize they aren't the only ones right? Halloween events, as pointed out, are very successful at parks, especially BGW. HalloWeekends begins at Cedar Point on September 12th as well.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:40 am

Not to mention that HoS pushes Busch to capacity as it gets closer to the end of October - makes sense to a) try to spread those crowds out a little by starting as early as possible and b) try to make even more money by getting more new/repeat visitors in the gates.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:43 am

HOS is one of the reasons they expanded the auxillary parking lot. It's not unusual for them to run out of parking on Saturday nights during the event.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby zachclarke2 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:23 pm

I have some pictures of the Diavolo/Tempesto/Pasta/whatever construction I got later last week. I went again today, but the only noticeable differences I saw were the tree stumps had been removed and the Deere was digging a rectangle hole; for what I am not sure.
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A couple of new Apollo views were opened up by the removal of the trees.
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Hopefully this will be temporary, however. I believe the mesh in Oktoberfest is meant to more or less block Verbolten's show house, which imo is one of the ugliest structures in the park, if not the ugliest.
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All of these tree stumps have since been removed.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:01 pm

Should be interesting to see transpire once vertical construction starts and footers are placed.
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