Busch Gardens Europe Announces Sesame Street Addition for 2009
Written by Justin Moore
Beginning in spring of 2009, Busch Gardens Europe is adding a new kids section to the park with the "Sesame Street Village." The new land will stick with the park's European theme and will feature four new rides, including a junior coaster and log flume, in addition to dry and wet play areas, rope climbs, stage shows, retail and food establishments and a new 4-D attraction featuring characters like Big Bird, Elmo and Cookie Monster.Tweet
The village will be constructed adjacent to the current England area, thus expanding the current layout and size of the park. Not too surprising this move, considering BEC also operates Sesame Place.
This sounds similar to the "Land of the Dragons" section in Germany (which will not be replaced), but obviously bigger and based on Sesame Street. Will Elmo have an English accent? The press release failed to mention...:) "He he, that tickles mate..."
For the full release check out the BGE site: http://www.buschgardensnews.com/page/pressannouncement
Some questions this raises in my mind:
Does BGE need another children's section?
Is this a move to bolster the park's value before a new buyer comes along - putting on a fresh wax before she sells? Could be that this has been in the pipe for some time...
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