Sign in or Join the Community!

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?

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

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

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

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.

This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Previous article: An insider's look at the new world's fair: Shanghai World Expo 2010

Most Popular U.S. Theme Parks

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney California Adventure
Universal Studios Florida
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Studios Hollywood

Popular International Parks

Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea
Disneyland Paris
Universal Studios Japan
Hong Kong Disneyland
Europa Park
Walt Disney Studios Paris
Universal Studios Singapore

Features, News and Advice

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The Theme Park Insider Awards
What's Under Construction for 2015/6?
How to Stay Safe at a Theme Park

Books and Shirts

Theme Park Insider Visits Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Theme Park Insider Visits The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Stories from a Theme Park Insider Get Theme Park Insider Shirts and Hoodies


2015 · 2014 · 2013 · 2012 · 2011 · 2010 · 2009 · 2008 · 2007 · 2006 · 2005 (Dec 27-31) · 2005 (Jan-Dec 26) · 2004