Busch Gardens Trip: Farewell Big Bad Wolf & Roller Coaster Tour

Busch Gardens Trip: Farewell Big Bad Wolf & the Roller Coaster Tour For my final trip of the season I’ll be returning to one of my favorite theme parks on the planet: Busch Gardens Williamsburg. I’ll get to take Big Bad Wolf for one more spin in its last days. If you want to ride it before it closes, you have until Monday night (Labor Day) to say goodbye. I’m sad to see it go...[Read More]

Busch Gardens Offers Roller Coaster Tours

Busch Gardens Roller Coaster Tours Offer One-of-A-Kind Experience In an effort to find new ways to generate revenue, Busch Gardens is offering an unbelievable experience for die hard roller coaster enthusiasts. At both the Tampa, Florida and Williamsburg, Virginia parks guests can get a behind-the-scenes look at how these thrill machines tick and get a whole new perspective from places very few ev...[Read More]

Theme Park News Round Up

I don’t typically do general news updates, but there’s been a lot of developments in the past few weeks that I haven’t written about due to all the traveling. Here’s a brief theme park news round up. Cedar Point Teases 2010 Attraction – Possible 18th Roller Coaster On the Way Somehow Cedar Point has found some room for another attraction on their crowded peninsula on ...[Read More]

Busch Gardens to Close Big Bad Wolf in September

Busch Gardens Williamsburg submitted a press release today stating what many coaster enthusiasts had feared. Big Bad Wolf will be no more after this season. In fact, they gave Monday, September 7th (Labor Day) as the last day of operation for the classic coaster. ‘Wolf is arguably, the most popular suspended roller coaster in the World and it will be missed. I imagine that quite a few enthus...[Read More]

Big Bad Wolf to be Removed?

Big Bad Wolf is a world-class suspended roller coaster at Busch Gardens Europe. It’s unique layout uses the terrain of the hilly, wooded, park giving you an experience that would be nearly impossible to find anywhere else. It’s a suspended terrain coaster that flies you through a Bavarian village then plummets you to a river. Also, Big Bad Wolf is a classic Arrow suspended coaster. The...[Read More]

Montu @ Busch Gardens Tampa | Coaster Reviews

A World-Class Inverted Coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa Busch Gardens Africa’s (Tampa, FL) Montu is a world-class roller coaster that’s deservingly found on many enthusiast’s top tens. It combines some of the best theming, pacing and timing of inversions, that you’ll find anywhere. A Terrain Loving Inverted Coaster I’m no historian when it comes to this Busch park, but it app...[Read More]

Busch Gardens Opens New Roller Coaster & Sesame Street Forest

The CoasterCrew attended Busch Gardens Europe’s recent media day which was all about the park’s new Sesame Street Forest of Fun. The new section includes a number of new rides for the little ones. The centerpiece is the park’s sixth roller coaster, Grover’s Alpine Express. I’m sure many little Virginian’s will get their first taste of roller coasters on the 24&#...[Read More]

Busch & SeaWorld Parks For Sale

The thing I’ve been dreading for months is starting to happen. The newly formed Anhueser-Busch InBev is starting to sell off Busch Entertainment Corp., the parent company of  the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens parks around the country. The writing had been on the wall since AB was purchased by InBev last year. Almost immediately, analyst predicted that the Belgian brewer would likely sell of the...[Read More]

Last Call for Free Beer at Busch Parks

If you’ve ever been to a Busch park like the African-themed park in Tampa or the European-themed park in Virginia, you’ve seen the Budweiser Clydesdales and no doubt noticed that the parks sell the company’s beer. I had no idea that they offered free beer at the hospitality centers. I DO remember that the Williamsburg, VA park had free brewery tours. My brother and I took a tour ...[Read More]

Fright Fest, Halloween Haunt, & More

Theme Parks Gear Up for Halloween 2008 TransformationsThis month, theme parks across the country will begin their transformation for Halloween-themed events like Six Flags’ popular Fright Fests. Typically on weekends in the month of October, parks will take on a whole new look with spooky decorations, haunted houses, fog, and strange and disturbing performers roaming around the park. Hallowe...[Read More]

Fate of the Busch Parks Unknown

Sale of 10 Busch Theme Parks ‘Inevitable’, Likely to Foreign Company Forget the American tradition of Budweiser beer being owned by a European company, I’m more concerned about my favorite park chain. Financial analysts have said that the sale of Busch Entertainment’s theme parks inevitable. The Busch Parks include these theme parks and water parks: Busch Gardens Europe (Wi...[Read More]

InBev Looks to Acquire Busch

Possible Beer Deal Could Rock the Theme Park IndustryBelgian brewer Inbev, (makers of the nasty tasting, but increasing popular Stella Artois) made a $46 billion dollar bid this week for Anheuser Busch. Why is this making news on The Coaster Critic’s Blog you ask? Well, Anheuser Busch is a major player in the theme park industry with two world-class parks in Busch Gardens Africa (Tampa, FL) ...[Read More]

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