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Postby fergusonat » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:56 pm

Just as a general update, the area where Sesame Street will be built has been completely cleared. You can see the update here:

http://www.bgescape.com/Gallery/index.php?cat=10713
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BGW - Major Announcement

Postby bgeguy » Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:00 pm

It's been rumored for a while that BGW would be announcing a Christmas fest or event. Well, it may be coming.
http://www.vagazette.com/news/local/va- ... 0569.story

They've also anounced it on the park's Facebook page.
http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?re ... 483&ref=mf

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Postby cfc » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:40 pm

Screamscape mentioned that BGE might be planning some sort of "hard ticket" Christmas event for 2009--we shall see. I've always thought that the park should take a crack at this. Colonial Williamsburg's big Christmas event, the "Grand Illumination," is this Sunday.
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Postby cfc » Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:35 pm

Well, it's on the BGE Web site, so I guess we can call it "official." BGE will be holding "Christmas Town" in 2009.

The press release is a little light on the details, but tickets for this event, which will run on weekends in November and December, will be $19.95.
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Postby Ziggy Stardust » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:06 pm

I think it would be neat if Busch displayed the different holiday traditions of each of the countries in the park.

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Postby Clint Novak » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:22 pm

We were at the event today and grabbed some pictures and video.

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We have more pictures at the Coaster Crew website.

We also have the announcement video in editing right now and should be up in the next few hours. It will be on the In the Loop's Guide to the Midway podcast

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Postby bgeguy » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:41 pm

Griffon will be running, weather permitting, according to the fact sheet.

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Postby Clint Novak » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:46 pm

They said all coasters will run. I know to run Alpi it has to be 40 or above.

Also if you have a season pass, it will NOT get you in to this event. The event is cheap to get in to, and platinum pass members are half off, but you still have to pay.

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Postby cfc » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:59 pm

They've added quite a bit of stuff to the announcement on the Web site since I checked it out earlier this afternoon. The event also looks a bit more extensive than I had first heard (that is, more of the park will be open).
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Postby carolinacaniac » Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:16 pm

If this turns out to be anything like the Smokey Mountain Christmas Festival at Dollywood, then it shuld be pretty cool to see! Even if you have to pay each time, $19.99 is a good deal for getting into BGE. I could see it being a bummer for those who may visit the park on a more frequent basis, but for someone like me, who will probably go around once a month at the most, it isn't bad. I also like the idea of having the holiday traditions for each country, that would be pretty cool, and could make for a good field trip for a social studies class of the nearby schools.

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