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P. 466: Christmas Town starts on November 11th

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Well here's some potentially good news. We stopped by guest relations for some season pass stuff and asked them what the chances were of Verbolten being open tomorrow, and they said they are expecting it to be up and ready in the morning. Seems like they had to overnight a part of some kind. Now we all know some things don't go according to plan, so we'll see.

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This is all rumor at this point, but I heard the reason for the downtime is they are adding a 4th, much more terrifying storyline to the event building. All I have heard is it's about a deranged steel cable from Switzerland that will chop random body parts off randomly. Once again, it's all rumors, but my sources are solid.

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The fourth storyline is actually where the forest turns into an internet message board and you hear voices loudly complaining they'll never visit the park again because they took out Big Bad Wolf.

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Busch Gardens needs their money back on the Verbolten commercials over here in the Roanoke market... the commercials on TV haven't had sound for about 4 days now.

 

 

I haven't seen a single commercial, and I live in Roanoke . Awful lot of Dollywood commercials though...

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From the park's Facebook page:

 

Good morning, fans. Verbolten is open today. See you in the Black Forest.
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It's a good thing they had a spare Intamin cable to fix Verbolten! I'm also glad the deaths were cleared out quickly so they could re-open it and save their coaster season since no one was going to visit the park if it was closed for one more day.

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I was there yesterday, and could have sworn I saw an Intamin cable slithering along the Rhine, stalking its next victims

 

All jokes aside, yesterday was a great day at the park for my first time there. I was frankly amazed at how short the lines were, especially for a holiday weekend; the shortest wait was 20 mins for a front row ride on AC. Griffon and Alpengeist were basically walk-ons when we rode them. The big 3 were all running great. It was a bummer that Verbolten was down due to the wrath of Swiss engineering, but that just gives me an excuse to return I haven't been to as many parks as 95% of the members here, but BGW is definitely one of my new favorites.

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If anyone is interested I found a coupon for Busch Gardens here at my local Food Lion store in North Carolina. If you visit buschgardens.com/va and enter the promo code BGWFL, you will receive $20 off a regular or child's admission ticket. It says its good for up to six tickets, and valid on any operating day through July 31, 2012.

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Here's some information from the park about their new "Discovery Dollars" program:

 

Wristband Program Offers Convenient Way To Pay At Williamsburg Theme Park

 

WILLIAMSBURG, VA (May 30, 2012) – A new program debuting at Busch Gardens offers a hassle-free way to pay for purchases while visiting the Williamsburg theme park. Busch Gardens’ new Discovery Dollars program uses a bar-coded waterproof wristband that takes the place of cash and credit cards for most in-park purchases.

 

Visitors can open a complimentary Discovery Dollars account at any Busch Gardens ticket window. Once registered, guests receive a free wristband linked directly to their credit card, or they can preload a set amount of money directly to the wristband. Each family member has access to the preset spending limit on his own wristband. Purchases can be made by scanning the wristband’s barcode at Busch Gardens’ restaurants and retail shops.

 

“A Discovery Dollars wristband provides a safe and convenient way to spend a day at Busch Gardens,” said Dan Dipiazzo, vice president of marketing for Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. “Once you have your wristband, you can put your wallet away and enjoy the day.”

 

Discovery Dollars wristbands are valid for most in-park purchases. Select retail areas are excluded from the program, including in-park games.

 

Sounds similar to what Epcot offers for their annual Food and Wine Festival.

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I completely agree. If I can just carry a room key in my back pocket and have a bracelet for purchases I'd be a happy guy. We will be there next weekend and staying at the Kingsmill, so I thought this could be a possibility since they have a shuttle. However, further Googling found that the bracelets cannot be used for beer purchases. Looks like I'll be taking the wallet.

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This is a particularly good idea for Water Country--keeps you from having to retrieve your wallet every time someone wants a drink or a snack.

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^^^^ Is there a way for them to verify your age without an ID for beer purchases or that you have a season pass for the discount? Cool idea, much easier way to pay for things. May still have to carry a wallet, or something... albeit considerably lighter.

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