Walt Disney World water parks join Theme Park Insider
In response to many, many requests, I finally have added the Walt Disney World water parks to the Theme Park Insider listings.
We now have pages for Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon on the site. If you've visited one or both of these parks in the past year, please click over there and start submitting your ratings and reviews of the various attractions there.
Those parks join SeaWorld Orlando's Aquatica as the water parks listed on the site. I'm not planning to add more at this time, as those are the three most popular themed water parks in the world.
Busch Gardens name changes
Also, I have changed the names of the two Busch Gardens parks on the website, back to Busch Gardens Tampa and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. This is after consulting with folks at Busch Entertainment Corp. and thinking about what I thought worked best for the site.
Officially, BEC calls each of these parks simply "Busch Gardens," though it appends those extra names for various marketing campaigns. Two parks with the same name won't fly on the website, though, for a variety of reasons having to do with not only the site's publishing system, but also readers' ability to know which park's attractions they are rating or reading about.
So, for simplicity and ease of understanding, I am using the city in which each park stands, Williamsburg and Tampa, to denote which park is which.
That's great! I haven't been to either of the Disney Water Parks but have heard great things about them. So I think it makes sense for them and Aquatica to make the cut. I am looking forward to reading about them once everyone has a chance to post their thoughts and reviews.
Can't wait to submit pictures and ratings after our trip in June for these two water parks.
We need photos, so if you have some (pretty people-free, postcard-style pics of the locations always preferred), please submit!
Great point Josh. It would be nice to browse to a resort then be able to rate/review/read about the hotel/rooms portion and the individual restaurants that that resort.
On-site hotel restaurants remain on the to-do list. I'll get to them; promise!
Robert, can you do Dorney Park? I'd say that's a big enough resort spot, I guess...
How about Busch Gardens Africa or Busch Gardens Europe, which are their official names to date anyway? Overdue for a visit to them, perhaps!
Not according to the management at Busch. I explained that in the post.
Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon are both fantastic parks. The Crush 'n' Gusher at Typhoon is my fav. in that park as the family raft ride is a little tame compared to Blizzard' family raft, Teamboat Springs. Best to get there very early though as the lines soon build up.
Excellent work placing the fine duo of WDW theme parks to the listings - I'm indifferent with the Busch Gardens namings, though. (Heck, I live in Tampa - where they have a Busch Gardens near my cousin's post-secondary school, the prestigious University of South Florida!)
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