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Apr 24

Memories of Land of the Dragons

Memories of Land of the Dragons

I usually try not to tell team members how long I have worked at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, because many of them were not born yet when I started working here. However, as it is throwback Thursday, I thought I’d share some of my earliest memories of working at Busch Gardens. My first job at the park was in Grimm’s Hollow, which is now Land of the Dragons.

Apr 23

Behind the Scenes: Tulip Time-lapse Video

Behind the Scenes: Tulip Time-lapse Video

Have you seen our tulip time-lapse video? The video, released last week, follows the growth of a single tulip as it stretches its leaves toward the sky and finally blooms in an explosion of vibrant color. If you haven’t seen it, take a moment to watch. It’s beautiful to see nature at work.

Apr 22

Reducing, Reusing and Recycling at the World's Most Beautiful Theme Park

Reducing, Reusing and Recycling at the World's Most Beautiful Theme Park

Happy Earth Day. At Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, we care for the environment by working together as a team. So, to celebrate this green holiday, our team of bloggers explains how the world’s most beautiful theme park and Virginia's largest water park reduce, reuse and recycle to keep our world beautiful, too.

Alicia, Environmental and Health Services Manager: Celebrating, Connecting and Caring for the Natural World We Share

Apr 17

Introducing Our Coaster Tree

Introducing Our Coaster Tree

A flower? A bunch of ribbons? A stalk of broccoli? Those are just some of the interpretations we have heard about our brand icon since it was introduced last year. And now that it has taken a prominent place as a large sculpture at the entrance of Busch Gardens, the symbol is sure to create even more conversation.

The icon is officially known as the “coaster tree” and is intended to evoke the images of a looping roller coaster track and a tree. Symbolically, it represents the intersection of thrills and nature that can be found at Busch Gardens.

Apr 08

A Day in the Life of an Operations Manager

A Day in the Life of an Operations Manager

I was challenged with writing a post about what I do as a Duty Manager in the park. At first I thought this would be a pretty easy blog to write since I’ve held this position for 14 years, but then I started thinking about my daily responsibilities. I like to think that I have a plan when I come to work. I have tasks and assignments that I’m responsible for and that I work on, but on operating days, my plans don’t always come to fruition.

Mar 24

Water Country USA® Is Hosting A Colossal Pool Party This Spring

Water Country USA® Is Hosting A Colossal Pool Party This Spring

Click the image above to watch a video from our Water Country USA team

Mar 18

Taste-Testing For the Second Year of the Food and Wine Festival

Around this time of year, when people find out that I work at Busch Gardens, they say, “you must be so bored when the park is closed”. Quite the contrary! The amount of planning, training, testing, and set-up that goes into having a successful year at the park is astounding. Our goal is to ensure our guests have a phenomenal experience at Busch Gardens.

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