Christmas Town, A Busch Gardens CelebrationBusch Gardens Williamsburg: Christmas Town, A Busch Gardens Celebration opens on Friday, November 27th. What did you think?
From Jason JacksonI got to attend a preview of Christmas Town tonight with a friend who works at Busch Gardens and I was blown away. The park was beautiful, very well themed and the shows amazing. This was just a trial run through! I can't wait to see the final product! If you get a chance, GO! YOU WILL BE AMAZED!
Posted November 26, 2009 at 6:23 PM
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From Frank ForresterBusch Gardens has set up a webcam that is aimed at Das Festhaus and the Christmas tree. They will have the camera on starting at 5pm and going til 10pm every night they are open for Christmastown. Here is the link. Christmastown webcam
Posted November 27, 2009 at 4:40 PM
From Drew PetzoldPart of the reason for it facing the tree is because that is where the light show O Tannenbaum takes place. The light show happens every half hour starting at 6:30 pm and the last one at 10:00 pm when the park closes.
Posted November 29, 2009 at 6:49 PM
I was there on the opening night on Friday. It was amazing. I wasn't sure what to expect, but they really did an excellent job of it. I was disappointed a bit with the penguins display because the line was long and they only had one penquin out on display. However, everything else was great. The light show, "Deck the Halls" inside Das Festhaus (Oktoberfest, Germany)and "Rejoice" in Abbey Stone Theater (Ireland) were also spectacular. BGW really went out of their way to make this a great event.
I also went to the Dine with Santa at Castle O Sullivan. That was also good. However, there was a lot of confusion at the beginning, and seating was delayed. If you book this, you will be assigned a specific table when you check in. The kids will be able to sit with Santa and get a picture with him during the dinner as well.
On a side note, during the beginning when there is still daylight, you can see where parts of the Big Bad Wolf have already been dismantled. You can easily see that from the train.
From Jason JacksonI noticed today that they have added earlier shows for O Tannenbaum as well at 5:30 and 6!
Posted November 29, 2009 at 8:42 PM
From Drew PetzoldI'm not surprised. It was a great light show. I wouldn't be surprised if there are more changes as they test things out this year.
Posted November 30, 2009 at 5:12 AM
From Peter StephensI would think they would try to get Alpengeist into the action. How could you have a better theme that that for a winter holiday?! It is right in the middle of the main "traffic pattern" for guests going from France to Germany but it's just sitting there - - - kinda sad. The show Rejoice is very good. Lights, awesome. Griffon, CHILLY!!! Missed "Deck the Halls" - might go back. Season pass holders park free and get in for $10.
Posted December 2, 2009 at 8:32 PM
From Jason JacksonI was at the park tonight and noticed that the sign on the bridge from Oktoberfest to Italy indicated that "Buon Natale" was coming in 2010, an expansion of Christmas Town.
Posted December 11, 2009 at 9:31 PM
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