Pete Brecht

Published: March 17, 2006 at 7:16 PM

As a Busch Gardens season passholder, I just received a newsletter the other day that repeatedly refers to Busch Gardens Europe, but it doesn't make a point that it's a different name than before. I guess they'd feel kind of sheepish about making a grand announcement about the name change when nothing of substance is actually changing, especially when the names are now so similar to the original ones from 30+ years ago.
Robert OGrosky

Published: March 17, 2006 at 10:47 PM

I think these names changes make no sense, unless they are going to build theme parks in Europe and Africa.
Constant name changes just Adds confusion but does nothing to strength the product.
Anthony Murphy
Writer

Published: March 18, 2006 at 10:07 AM

This makes no sense whatsoever! How is calling Busch Gardens Tampa Busch Gardens Africa make it any better? I thought you tack on a place it is located!

Honestly, can anybody make an arguement of why they would change their names to something that is just going to confuse the heck out of everybody? What are they going to call Busch Gardens if they open one in Europe? Busch Gardens Williamsburg?

Robert Niles
Editor

Published: March 18, 2006 at 7:19 PM

This opens a whole new range of naming opportunities: Busch Gardens Europe in Virginia, Busch Gardens Florida in the U.K., Busch Gardens Africa in Florida, and maybe we can get back Busch Gardens Los Angeles... but this time in Tokyo.

By the way, a cybersquatter now has buschgardenseurope.com (expect the cease-and-desist in the mail any day now DomainsByProxy.com, 15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260!), but buschgardensafrica.com is still available.

Really, more people from Busch *need* to start reading this site....