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Busch Gardens Williamsburg files application for new ride

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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.'"

Readers' Opinions

From David Kirby on April 28, 2010 at 9:12 PM
I was expecting a new coaster. I'm guessing this is some sort of drop tower then?
From on April 29, 2010 at 7:12 AM
New Drop Tower for BGW! The first Drop tower in the Busch/Sea World family I believe.
From Barry Wallace on April 29, 2010 at 7:29 AM
"Rise and Fall of the Third Reich"? Um, no, maybe not...
From Robert Niles on 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"


From Jason Jackson on April 29, 2010 at 11:40 AM
Oktoberfest Fright!
From Robert Niles on April 29, 2010 at 12:04 PM
Isn't that just a giant beer hall... without beer?
From Aaron Clark on 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.
From Robert Niles on April 29, 2010 at 3:08 PM
Okay then, if we're going roller coaster, how about "Zugspitze"? (Google it.)
From Charles Reichley on 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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