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P. 443 - A Night at Busch Gardens' Christmas Celebration

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Halloween Harvest, or “Howl-o-Scream Lite.” Busch Gardens is sticking with its “reservations only/limited attendance” events with Halloween Harvest during October. This is sort of “Howl-o-Scream

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A Night at Busch Gardens' Christmas Celebration Busch Gardens Williamsburg is pushing on with its limited attendance/reservations-only events schedule with an abridged version of their extremely

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^The skyway "Flight of Lights" is nice--it's a round trip starting in the England station. The holiday food offerings, which are all over the park, are very good, too. If the line isn't too long, go ahead and see the penguins (they actually had a nice habitat for them last year).

 

The show in the Festhaus is like one of those corny TV specials from the 1970s, but well done (if you like that kind of stuff). There is a more "churchlike" show in Ireland, but they changed it this year, I think.

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^True enough. But at least you can get a prime rib sandwich or a nice turkey dinner. The park is also offering a buffet with reserved seating for the Festhaus show for $35 (the buffet offering sound pretty good).

 

I mainly go for the overall holiday atmosphere--the park does a good job with their decorations and ambient music.

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http://www.dailypress.com/news/york-county/dp-nws-york-water-country-1119-20111118,0,1508367.story

 

The Board of Supervisors Wednesday unanimously approved an application from Water Country USA to amend its master plan for expansion that was originally issued in 1996.

 

The original plan called for a total of 65 acres of attractions.

 

There is currently 41 acres of attractions at the water park. The new master plan calls for an addition of 43 more acres of attractions in five phases.

 

No one from Water Country spoke at the public hearing and no details were presented on a timeline for any expansion or what kind of new attractions may be built.

 

The supervisors also approved an agreement between York County, Newport News and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for a water project that would extend a water line from Hubbard Lane to Mooretown Road.

 

Colonial Williamsburg, which is seeking to extend water to property it owns on Bypass Road, will provide partially designed plans and a contribution of up to $125,000.

 

A 5.5-mile water line will provide water to around 400 customers, including homes and businesses that are currently on an aging well system that is operating at around 50 percent of its capacity.

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Hey Behind the Thrills has posted an article about Christmas Town!

 

It says:

 

Christmastown has added “Polar Pathway” to the mix, which is simply a pathway. Only they’ve converted Escape from Pompeii and covered it completely with thousands of lights.

 

Polar Pathway – Not really an attraction. It is the pathway around Pompeii decorated with polar bears, polar bear benches, icebergs, and trees. The main feature of this attraction is Pompeii, which is completely covered in bright white lights, the splash pools are covered in blue lights that have a water wave effect. The blue light also go up the lift hill into the ride. There is no walking into any special attraction. Also, the Pompeii Gift Shop is now a photo booth for you to take pictures with Shivers, the polar bear, or play a game where you pick a present and win the prize inside the box for $5.

 

Which by the picture they posted, looks interesting. I mean I am disappointed it isn't more, but with how Pompeii looks, I think that would just be fine.

 

Then there is Gloria!

 

Gloria! – A mix of old songs but new twists that make the show amazing. This show is the most technical show ever produced by the park and is mainly a technical wonder. The stage has been replaced with moving platforms. That mixed with wonderful imagery and lighting make an excellent show.

 

That sounds like this show is a must see when visiting.

 

Finally, they have a picture saying, "Your present is our future." With the Verbolten logo gift wrapped.

 

Also, here is a little spoiler (sorta) Verbolten's track is going to be green. Not a cartoony bright green. More of a pine tree green. More like this.

 

Here is the picture *Spoiler*

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Pompeii in Polar Pathway

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Hey Behind the Thrills has posted an article about Christmas Town!

 

It says:

 

Christmastown has added “Polar Pathway” to the mix, which is simply a pathway. Only they’ve converted Escape from Pompeii and covered it completely with thousands of lights.

 

Polar Pathway – Not really an attraction. It is the pathway around Pompeii decorated with polar bears, polar bear benches, icebergs, and trees. The main feature of this attraction is Pompeii, which is completely covered in bright white lights, the splash pools are covered in blue lights that have a water wave effect. The blue light also go up the lift hill into the ride. There is no walking into any special attraction. Also, the Pompeii Gift Shop is now a photo booth for you to take pictures with Shivers, the polar bear, or play a game where you pick a present and win the prize inside the box for $5.

 

Which by the picture they posted, looks interesting. I mean I am disappointed it isn't more, but with how Pompeii looks, I think that would just be fine.

 

Then there is Gloria!

 

Gloria! – A mix of old songs but new twists that make the show amazing. This show is the most technical show ever produced by the park and is mainly a technical wonder. The stage has been replaced with moving platforms. That mixed with wonderful imagery and lighting make an excellent show.

 

That sounds like this show is a must see when visiting.

 

Finally, they have a picture saying, "Your present is our future." With the Verbolten logo gift wrapped.

 

Also, here is a little spoiler (sorta) Verbolten's track is going to be green. Not a cartoony bright green. More of a pine tree green. More like this.

 

Here is the picture *Spoiler*

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Pompeii in Polar Pathway

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Yeah, a forest green, personally when I first heard green I thought it would look too out there. However, seeing the tracks, it doesn't look that bad at all. I think there was a roller coaster named after the Hulk and it is a worn out green, sorta like that.

 

But there was still a few pieces that looked wrapped up? I think the supports are black. The tracks just caught my eye.

 

Yeah I love this picture it is awesome.

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Ok so the report will come tomorrow. It took a REALLY long time to edit and upload the pics to facebook, so I'll just wake up tomorrow and get the report done on here. But I'm not totally leaving you guys hanging, here are a couple teaser photos to keep you interested till the A.M.

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Does anyone think Abby in the Sesame Street show ask if Christmas is someone's birthday and given the reply of no? Someone was complaining that it was an offensive line. I just don't think it was meant in the way she is taking it.

 

Also, look forward to Verbolten in April. I saw a video on Youtube where this guy from the company making the coaster that it will open in April 2012.

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Does anyone think Abby in the Sesame Street show ask if Christmas is someone's birthday and given the reply of no? Someone was complaining that it was an offensive line. I just don't think it was meant in the way she is taking it.

 

I'm a bit confused--what exactly happened here? Was Abby asking if someone in the audience was born on Christmas Day or was she making a reference to Jesus being "born" on that day? I don't find it offensive either way. I'm just curious.

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^ In the show, Abby is learning about Christmas. When she notices the presents she asks the other characters on stage, "Is it someone's birthday?" Then they reply, "No, it's not for someone's birthday" which has caused some controversial issues on their Facebook page. She wasn't trying to refer to Christ or if anyone was born on that day in the audience. It was more of a 'I don't understand Christmas, but there are birthday presents' type of thing. It has been debated this is inappropriate because it completely denies Christianity , however on the other side it is seen as nothing more than a simple line that they looked too much into .

 

I don't see it as a problem, but I am thinking that yeah they could change the line a bit so it avoids birthdays all together. However, then that means they shouldn't or can't appeal to those who don't celebrate the religious values of the holiday.I am just curious to know where you guys stand.

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