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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:07 am

rspeck77 wrote:My parents are heading to the park next week. They have never been there and are wondering where the best food is in the park. Any suggestions?

Thirding the suggestion for the Festhaus. That sausage sampler is my go-to meal every time I go. But be sure to have them check out all the offerings at the Food & Wine Festival too because they are usually pretty solid. I haven't been there for this year's festival but check back a few posts and you can see pics of what's on the menu.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:39 am

thrillrider wrote:Hey guys...
We are getting excited about our trip to Bush gardens next month(July 3rd and 4th). This park is part of a multi park trip, and those dates are unfortunately the only dates that will work for us.
Since we are planning on hitting the Florida parks next spring, we are buying the membership that gets us into all of the property's.
A few questions though...

1. How are the crowds on the 3-4th of July? I assume they will be packed for the fireworks, but how are the ride lines durring those days?
2. We are thinking of getting the all day dinning plan , but the description only says that you can eat every 90 min. It only says 1 entree and 1 side or desert. What is considered an entree in the fest house for example?
3. Over the course of 2 days, we would like to hit all the coasters once or twice. Not really concerned about power riding coasters "multiple" times. Would we still need to purchase a skip the line pass to make that possible? And do they offer a parent swap type program?
4. What's a good plan of attack for this park? I seem to remember that they open the park in sections. Is this still the case?
5. Since we will have memberships, what type of discounts do you get in the park? Tried looking for this, but you must sign into the pass holder website to see. Being that we don't have our passes yet, we can't access the site.
6. Last question....We like to check out a few shows at parks we visit. What shows can you guys recommend, and what shows should we pass on? Also, is seating limited?

Thanks for any help!


Expect July 3 to be fairly quiet and July 4 to be a bit nuts. As for Quick Queue, I'd recommend it for July 4.

They still open in sections sometimes, but not every day (being a local, I usually go on Friday nights or on Sundays, though). France should open first, follwed by Germany and Italy. Passholders get discounts on food, merchandise, and Quick Queue (usually 10 percent). Celtic Fyre is the best show, and More Pet Shenanigans is cute. The Coexist show at Wolf Haven is worth seeing, too.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:53 am

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby VACoasterdude » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:02 am

New Groupon for BGW & WC:

$50 gets you unlimited admission to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA for up to 3 Days within 7 consecutive calendar days from first visit . Valid through Labor Day weekend! No blackout dates. You can purchase up to 10 per person! Pretty good deal, considering a 1-day ticket is $70 and the same 3-day ticket is $90 on BGW's website currently.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:26 am

According the the Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg's local paper), the James City County Board of Supervisors has approved a height waiver for "an attraction not to exceed 115 feet above finished grade or not to exceed 155 feet above sea level" in Ireland: http://www.vagazette.com/news/va-vg-james-city-supervisors-busch-gardens-expansion-0613-story.html.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:34 am

BGW Fans had a story and some blueprints suggesting that it's a Screamin' Swing.

I could definitely get on board with that. The only thing Busch Gardens lacks is a strong flat collection and this would be a start to amend that.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby SLCHeadache » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:42 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:BGW Fans had a story and some blueprints suggesting that it's a Screamin' Swing.

I could definitely get on board with that. The only thing Busch Gardens lacks is a strong flat collection and this would be a start to amend that.

BGW has quite a few flats, but they're all milder flats, Mach Tower being the only thrilling one among them. Likewise, their coaster lineup is pretty top-heavy in intensity. This and InvadR are steps in the right direction.

I enjoyed the Screamin' Swing at Valleyfair, so I'd be happy to have one closer to home. Knowing that Dollywood themed theirs decently, I'm confident BGW should be able to too.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:45 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:BGW Fans had a story and some blueprints suggesting that it's a Screamin' Swing.

I could definitely get on board with that. The only thing Busch Gardens lacks is a strong flat collection and this would be a start to amend that.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Rai Fox » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:58 am

A Screamin' Swing in Ireland. Alright! Good fit for the park, but I'm wondering now what they'll theme it to.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:19 am

Rai Fox wrote:A Screamin' Swing in Ireland. Alright! Good fit for the park, but I'm wondering now what they'll theme it to.


if they go this way? most obvious is something Banshee related (screaming Banshee)?
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