A theme park gift under $10? Theme Park Insider: 2016 Year in Review
a) The location is beautiful. The one in Tampa is in a bad neighborhood.
b) It has a dark ride (Dark castle) unlike the one in Tampa that doesn't have any.
c) The riverdance show is by far much better than Katonga.
p.s. I'm not a fan of roller coasters, so that I will live it to you to decide which has better ones.
If I had to pick one, I'd take the Williamsburg park. I just really liked Apollo's Chariot. I also liked the landscaping at BTW.
That's not to take anything from the Tampa park, because we had a great time there, too.
BG-Tampa wins slightly on the thrill rides, but only because BBwolf is gone. BGT really does have the animals though, which is cool in and of itself.
Water Country USA, on the other hand, beats Adventure Island hands down.
I'm not much into animal exhibits, so I'll give a slight edge to BGW, but they're really about even.
At BGW, you've got Nessie, which is still a favorite of mine, and you used to be able to (still can?)have a really good corned beef sandwich in the Festhaus.
BGT has the better selection of coasters, especially Sheikra, and a terrific Log Flume. And Gwazi may not be a great coaster, but at least it's a woodie. That's ONE thing BGT has bragging rights on.
The neighborhood is definitely better in VA.
Hmmm, but you also can't beat BGT's close location to other cool theme parks.
And wait! Riverdance better than KaTonga???? Those cloggers occasionally visit Tampa and perform... very impressive but NO WAY does that beat KaTonga
It could go either ways.
-BGT Air Grover vs BGW Grover's Alpine Express (BGW probably because I saw a picture of the theming and it looked a lot better than Air Grover)
-BGT Montu vs BGW Alpengeist
-BGT Sheikra vs BGW Griffon
WINNER: BGW (There was something about Griffon that was more fun and the location and theming might've made it more enjoyable for me)
-BGT Kumba vs BGW Apollo
WINNER: BGW (I couldn't group them with anything else and I hate Kumba. It's so boring, rough, and hurts my ears really bad)
-BGT Gwazi vs BGW Loch Ness Monster
WINNER: BGW (Gwazi is so rough and Nessie has everything, airtime, loops, tunnel, theming, everything! Gwazi never races at the same time either)
There are more coasters at BGT than BGW making the rest go for BGT. The animals at BGT are incredible. BGW lacks that but BGW has incredible scenery, food, employees, location, shows, theming, etc. BGT-IDK what land I'm in at the park because there are no signs. BGT doesn't have that much theming anyway.
OVERALL WINNER: Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Both have great rides, shows, and food.
I WOULD rate them as a tie BUT since BG Tampa is building a new roller coaster (Cheetah Hunt) I will have to give it the advantage for now.
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