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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:07 pm
by CPSFMMCW
Just to add on to those photos, I shot a construction update video at the park this Labor Day weekend. I know I normally don't post links to my own videos, but if anyone is interested in checking it out, here ya go. http://youtu.be/gdTWb9nKZdc

Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:48 am
by cfc
No announcement regarding the new ride for 2015 at today's passholder event. But I can confirm the existence of construction walls near Apollo's Chariot.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:53 am
by zachclarke2
Pretty uneventful pass member presentation. A few notes:

-Monster Stomp will be returning. It's in the Globe Theater and will be called 'Monster Stomp on Ripper Row.' It features Jack the Ripper.
-Fiends is back in Ireland.
-Globe Theater will house a new show featuring Scrooge during Christmas Town. He didn't release any details about it.
-Not even a mention of the new ride. When I asked Carl about it afterwards he replied "What coaster?", so clearly they're not ready to give out any official info yet.
-They were selling food items in the Festhaus that will apparently be released next year, but I didn't see what they had available.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:01 pm
by cfc
Passholder Appreciation Day, Blue Walls, & More Howl-o-Scream Prep

Busch Gardens held its annual "Passholder Appreciation Event" today, which included ERT on the rides in Oktoberfest, muffins galore, and a brief speech from park president Carl Lum in front of the Festhaus. Before discussing what was said there today, let's mention what wasn't said. Carl's remarks did not mention the new attraction for 2015 or address just what is going on behind the construction walls near Apollo's Chariot. The park is still playing this hand "close to the vest," and the only responses you're likely to get regarding any new ride for 2015 range from "Attraction? What new attraction?" to "It could be big."

So much for that. Here's what Carl did mention in his remarks:

    BGW will be celebrating its 40th anniversary next year, starting with a "founder's event" in May--no details yet.

    Howl-o-Scream 2014 will feature a new "Terror-tory"--Wendigo Woods--in New France, and Monster Stomp on Ripper Row in the Globe Theatre. This new version of a classic HOS show will, of course, star Jack the Ripper and use all the capabilities of the theatre, which received substantial upgrades in sound, lighting, and projection systems for London Rocks. Being as the theatre's "4D" seats are still functional, this could make for a very startling Halloween show, indeed. HOS starts on Friday, September 12.

    Christmas Town 2014 will also receive a new show in the Globe Theatre: Scrooge No More. This updating of Charles Dickens's classic story "A Christmas Carol" substitutes a bitter, washed-up rock star for Ebeneezer Scrooge. The $25 Christmas Town pass, which gives passholders unlimited access to the event, will be back, as well.

Carl also thanked the passholders for their support, citing the online poll that helped determine the new menus for this year's Food and Wine Festival, which led to the new Carribbean and American Southwest booths. "I think I gained about ten pounds from those hush puppies [in the Caribbean booth]," he said.

That's it for the announcements. Let's take a walk around the park and see what else is happening.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:14 pm
by jedimaster1227
Looks like the Vampire Point Hotel is almost ready to check you in. Checking out is your problem.


You can check anytime you like but you can never leave. :devil:

Looks like another fun event at Busch Gardens Chuck! I really miss this park and your awesome reports aren't helping me in dealing with my six year withdrawal!

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:55 pm
by cfc
^Those bloodsuckers serve pretty tasty tri tip, too.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:32 pm
by Double0Kevin
Glad to see nothing has changed with Mach Tower since I last visited in 2011... still not quite ready.

I need to go back, I miss BGW. Great report!

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:53 am
by cfc
^It's more dependable now than it was back then.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:41 pm
by Jaykethekid
Mach was only down one evening when I was there, so it doesn't seem all that unreliable. Outlaw run breaks down at least twice a day here at silver dollar city haha

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:53 pm
by cfc
^I'd still trade Mach Tower for Outlaw Run. ;)