James Rao

Published: January 29, 2010 at 5:08 AM

Double whammy (triple if you count losing BBW last fall): I liked both Corkscrew Hill (most underrated attraction in the park) and Emerald Beat (one of the best theme park shows I have witnessed). BGW is on a roll when it comes to removing attractions I really like. What's next? Replace Apollo's Chariot with a Boomerang?

The IllumiNights deal sounds kind of interesting, and with each section of the park celebrating differently, repeat attendance is required to see the whole show. Very clever.

Published: January 29, 2010 at 6:33 AM

I'll kind of miss Corkscrew Hill. It was pretty corn, but fun. I certainly hope the new ride will be much smoother than CH. Getting bucked on a horse for 20 seconds wasn't good for the ol' lumbar area.

Emerald Beat was a great show, very sad to see that go, but I guess they rotate their shows every few years so it was a given.

Pyrotechnics is a winner. Can't wait for that.

Oh yeah, if you didn't know, both Busch Gardens are now on Google street maps. Search for busch gardens and when it comes up on the map, drag the little man in the upper left corner over to BG on the map and you'll get a 360 panoramic view of different parts of the park. Very cool.

Published: January 29, 2010 at 8:09 AM

All that stuff sounds great but when is Busch Gardens going to get a new Roller coaster. I hope they are making a wood coaster and a steal one.
Ray Schroeder

Published: January 29, 2010 at 11:22 AM

Europe in the Air... Mmmmmm. Can we say Soarin.
Joshua Counsil

Published: January 29, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Also in the works are a test dummy ride through Ferrari's automotive proving grounds, a simulation of the Sputnik 1 launch, a "Make a Memory" stone engraving station at the park's entrance, a scientific gadget exhibit titled "Euroventions", and a replica of the Lowther Hill geodesic dome.
Robert Niles

Published: January 29, 2010 at 5:25 PM

+1 Joshua

Who's the European equivalent of Ellen DeGeneres?

Christopher Combs

Published: January 30, 2010 at 10:29 AM

2 of these 3 attractions are complete rip-offs from epcot. wtf man? i have lost a litttle respect for busch. they think no one would notice the too similar name and ride descriptions

Published: February 2, 2010 at 9:54 AM

I am devastated that the Emerald Beat show is not comming back as it was the best attraction at the park.I really feel like they are making a big mistake!!But i have heard they are returning to Williamsburg to put on a World Class Performance and new show sometime this yr!(not at Busch Gardens)I will keep you posted!watch this space!!