Last year for Corkscrew Hill at BGW?Busch Gardens Williamsburg: Heard a rumor the other day that Corkscrew Hill may be replaced with a new 3-D film next year.
From Jason JacksonAny truth to this rumor that Corkscrew Hill at Busch Gardens Williamsburg may be rethemed next year?
Posted August 9, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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From James RaoI hope not. I am of the opinion that CSH is one of the most underrated attractions in the park. With BBW biting the dust, this additional piece of news does not sit well with me. I am not good with change!
Posted August 10, 2009 at 3:44 AM
From Brandon SI highly doubt it, I mean, it's not even that old is it? It's also very enjoyable, so I would hate for it to go.
Posted August 9, 2009 at 8:58 PM
From Jason JacksonYeah, I hear Corkscrew is becoming a Howloscream attraction this season and will be used as a fun house/haunted house.
Posted August 16, 2009 at 6:33 PM
From James RaoWill it go back to being Corkscrew Hill after Halloween is over? If not, I consider that decision a huge *choke*.
Posted August 17, 2009 at 3:27 AM
From Daniel WilliamsThey used that area as a haunted house the first (and maybe second) years of HOS, and, as I recall, there were specific reasons it was shifted (though for the life of me I cannot remember what they were). It doesn't make a lot of sense that they would shift back.
Posted August 18, 2009 at 10:23 AM
From Angelica DavisCSH is a great ride, i love it.
Posted August 25, 2009 at 12:49 PM
however, i have never seen a ride with more problems than it. almost everytime i've gone on it, one of the theater's breaks down or there is a huge tech problem.
i would be sad to see it go, but it may be for the best. and who knows, maybe something with as much success as Griffon has had will be put in its place... possibly a year-round scary attraction? i think that would be great.
From Jason JacksonI've heard that they will keep the simulators, just put in a new show. Maybe something similar to Soarin'
Posted August 26, 2009 at 9:02 AM
From Scott SandersI think it is a cute show, but the whole riding on horseback part is too much. Too much banging on my lower back.
Posted August 26, 2009 at 1:26 PM
Now get off my lawn and turn down that rock and roll music!
From James RaoMaybe they can pack up the whole thing and sell it to my local park, Worlds of Fun. It would fit in nicely in the Europa section of the park - replacing the antiquated Moulin Rouge Theatre.
Posted August 26, 2009 at 4:49 PM
Of course, there is not enough room at Worlds of Fun for CSH's three and a half mile queue, so it will have to be shortened a bit....
From Jason JacksonHeard it from pretty good sources that Corkscrew Hill will be no more next year! A new simulator experience is coming in...
Posted September 3, 2009 at 8:32 AM
From Christy ShumanI sure hope they make it smoother, beacause that scene riding the horse sure sucked.
Posted September 7, 2009 at 4:48 AM
From Jesse SaywellFor those who don't know, Corkscrew Hill, is indeed unfortunately gone. I am rather sad, as it was one of my favorites. Busch is really in a rebuilding stage of it's shows I believe. This upcoming week I will be going to see the show replacing Emerald Beat. Later on this spring I'll be sure to post about "Europe in the Air" (the show that is replacing CSH). It sounds a little silly to me. I am obviously a huge Busch fan, but this whole Sesame Street addition has turned me off... the demolition of Big Bad Wolf with no replacement bothers me immensly, and then the removal is CSH is just more salt on the wound. I don't understand how they can replace the only real Irish-themed ride with a Europe-themed ride... I just don't like it. Not only that, but the variety of shows this year is very disappointing, and the quality I'm sure will be rather poor. I'm disappointed right now. Not furious, but disappointed. I'm waiting for BGE to bring in a Broadway-esque show like BGA did with Katonga. Anybody with me?
Posted March 28, 2010 at 5:52 PM
From Jason JacksonI saw the new Celtic Fyre and it is wonderful! Also Europe in the Air is suppose to be a great simulator ride and there will be an Irish storyline to it! Can't wait.
Posted March 29, 2010 at 8:05 AM
From Tiffany VannI am headed to B. Garden next Friday and hopefully the new Europe in the Air (not crazy about the name) ride will be open. I loved Corkscrew Hill but it had quite a lot of issues on a regular basis. Sometimes change is good so I'll reserve judgement until I see the new ride.
Posted April 23, 2010 at 1:52 PM
From Jason JacksonEurope in the Air opens on Friday, April 30th according to the website...
Posted April 29, 2010 at 7:06 PM
From Drew PetzoldIt did open on Friday, April 30th. I have also been on it. The ride is amazing, as well as the picture. There are no 3D glasses needed, but the picture is crisp. I definitely recommend riding this.
Posted May 2, 2010 at 5:51 PM
From Jason JacksonI have ridden it as well. I think it is a nice ride, definitely a family friendly attraction. Close to similarity with Soarin'.
Posted May 3, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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