James Rao

Published: November 25, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Thanks Russell! Sounds like Busch Gardens puts on a great event not unlike what we have here in the Midwest at Silver Dollar City.

Question: are the coasters only closed when the temperature drops below a certain degree or are they closed period?

Also, are indoor attractions like Curse of the DarKastle operating?

Russell Meyer

Published: November 25, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Verbolten is the only coaster operating during Christmas Town, but even that can close due to extreme weather as it was yesterday, when temperatures dropped below freezing. All of the other coasters are kept closed. Darkastle is also closed despite being inside, and I'm not sure how it would fit with what the park is trying to accomplish. The only other indoor attraction, Europe in the Air has been closed since August, and The Globe 4-D theater is being setup for the London Rocks live show debuting next spring.
Jay R.

Published: November 25, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Wow, Christmas Town sounds great! It's cool that Busch Gardens went beyond the standard lights / decorations & really developed a unique Christmas experience. Each land is themed & offers it's own festive vibe. The shows sound great as well. Would be cool to see this someday.
Scottland Jacobson

Published: November 29, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Really wonderful review! Makes me want to fly to Virginia and see it.

I am surprised that an amusement park that is trying to cater to everyone, chose to do a biblical retelling as one of the shows (even though it's a common part of the holiday season). I wonder what reaction the park gets to that. I don't think Disney or Universal would ever touch that.