Thursday, January 28, 2010

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Announces New Attractions for 2010

After some playful teasing on their Twitter and Facebook accounts, Busch Gardens Williamsburg has let the cat out of the bag and announced their new for 2010 rides and attractions.

Among them are:

IllumiNights: A Busch Gardens Encore - A park-wide summer festival taking place after dark across all the different lands. Guests will be treated to illuminated trees and other spectacular lighting, as well as a finale pyrotechnic show. Each land will celebrate in a different way, so the experience will have several unique perspectives for guests.

• The Ireland area of the park will see two new attractions, one ride and one show. The former Corkscrew Hill simulator will be replaced with "Europe in the Air," a new high tech simulator that will send guests soaring over popular European landmarks. The video and sound quality promise to be state of the art, far better than the film currently shown in the location.

• The Abby Stone Theatre will also host a brand new live show for guests to enjoy. Authentic Irish dance, music, singing, and more will be performed daily, and the theater itself will also receive an upgraded look.

• The ASA Action Sports World Tour will be making a stop at the park for the last three weekends in May. The extreme sports show will feature both bmx and inline skaters performing tricks on a custom built half pipe near the park's famous Festhaus.

Busch Gardens also announced the return of their free in park concert series, as well as discounted park tickets when purchased online. Season pass prices have also stayed at 2009 levels, offering passholders more value than ever.

With no mention of the area where the Wolf used to reside in these plans, one has to wonder if the park has something really special lined up for that line in the future. We can only hope!