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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Features and Articles

Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at Busch Gardens Williamsburg are listed below. As well as previews and reviews of new rides, look out for "Top 10" lists and tips for saving time and money on your next visit.

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Thursday, August 01, 2019 00:33

Believe it or not, half a billion people – that's 7% of the planet! – visited a major theme park in 2018.

Monday, July 29, 2019 05:20

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to pull back the curtains, revealing a bit more about the staff here.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 06:42

From cartoon carousels to intergalactic adventures; trippy dark rides to adrenaline-packing thrills, 2019 was another banner year for theme parks across the United States. SeaWorld Parks continue their upswing, Cedar Fair parks continue to break coaster records and try their hands at theming, too, and the war wages on between Disney and Universal... the uncontested winner in this year's battle for tourism dollars? You and I.

Thursday, July 04, 2019 07:28

POSSIBILITYLAND: Disney's America Theme Park: Seeing Civil War re-enactments, learning 1800s farming techniques, setting sail for Ellis Island... Even if history has always played a part in the story of Disney Parks, there's never been anything quite like Disney's America. Disney's first-ever regional theme park would've been a living history experience set near the real battlefields of Virginia... It never opened. This is why...

Incredible Hulk Coaster - Riders in front row
Saturday, May 04, 2019 05:21

It’s every modern theme park visitor’s worst nightmare: facing an insane theme park line with no smartphone.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 02:41

The log flume is a staple at every self-respecting theme park on the planet. It’s a cheap ride to construct and maintain, and so everybody has one. Which ones are the best, though?

Sunday, December 16, 2018 03:50

THEME PARK TOURIST'S IN-DEPTH COLLECTION LIBRARY: For years, Theme Park Tourist has been building collections of in-depth entries on some of the world's most well-known rides and attractions. The secret attraction histories Disney and Universal don't want you to know? They're here in our full (and ever-expanding) collections of detailed explorations, yours to explore: Lost Legends, Disaster Files, Modern Marvels, and Possibilitylands.

Monday, December 10, 2018 03:56

'Tis the season, and across the country, theme parks are ramping up their offerings and appearances for the most wonderful time of the year.

Friday, November 16, 2018 07:18

Though no one can reasonably overtake Disney, it sure seems like Walt would step off of these nine attractions feeling inspired and smiling...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 05:01

DISASTER TALES: Europe in the Air: What does it feel like to fly? Humans have spent much of their modern history trying to take to the skies, and for nearly as long, theme parks have sought to create the seemingly impossible sensation of soaring... but they haven't always gotten it right. That's the case with Europe in the Air, Busch Gardens' one-of-a-kind flight simulator that just couldn't stay airborne... Here's the story.

Monday, August 28, 2017 06:12

LOST LEGENDS: Curse of DarKastle: Deep in the heart of Bavaria, a lost young prince and his dark destiny invite you to face a curse head on... or in this case, straight down. Few would've expected that the first follow-up to Universal's famed Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man would open in a regional, seasonal theme park... and yet, Busch Gardens' Curse of DarKastle was every bit as astounding... Explore its icy past and why it's melting away forever...

Thursday, December 29, 2016 05:20

Here are the eight most popular dark rides of the 2000s.


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