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Jason Jackson

Busch Gardens Williamsburg files application for new ride

Published: April 28, 2010 at 7:50 PM

According to the Daily Press, Busch Gardens Williamsburg has filed an application with the James City County Board of Supervisors for a height variance for a tall ride structure.

Here's the story from the Daily Press.

Update from Robert: And here's the application on the James City County website. It's called "Busch Gardens Germany Attraction" and the comment is "Application requests a waiver to height restrictions and proposes a 'thrill attraction of a single tower not to exceed 260 feet above ground level.'"

Replies (9)

David Kirby

Published: April 28, 2010 at 9:12 PM

I was expecting a new coaster. I'm guessing this is some sort of drop tower then?
70.118.44.204

Published: April 29, 2010 at 7:12 AM

New Drop Tower for BGW! The first Drop tower in the Busch/Sea World family I believe.
Barry Wallace

Published: April 29, 2010 at 7:29 AM

"Rise and Fall of the Third Reich"? Um, no, maybe not...
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: April 29, 2010 at 9:29 AM

Given BGW's recent trend of attraction development (Europe in the Air, IllumiNights), might I suggest a few possible names for a new themed drop ride?

"Castle of Consternation"
"Fortress of Fright"
"Pillar of Panic"
"Spire of Shock"
"Turret of Trepidation"

:-)

Jason Jackson

Published: April 29, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Oktoberfest Fright!
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: April 29, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Isn't that just a giant beer hall... without beer?
Aaron Clark

Published: April 29, 2010 at 1:16 PM

I agree that this may sound like some kind of drop or observation tower, but it could very well be a new roller coaster. Coasters reach their highest peak, and then drop, so the highest point on the coaster could be 260 ft.! But its probably a drop tower.
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: April 29, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Okay then, if we're going roller coaster, how about "Zugspitze"? (Google it.)
Charles Reichley

Published: April 30, 2010 at 7:15 PM

I wish I had gotten to ride Drachenfire. Not interested in a drop tower, but maybe it will be well-themed.

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