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Oct 22

Owl Bet You Didn’t Know…

Owl Bet You Didn’t Know…

It’s that time of year again: time to find Halloween costumes and unpack the spooky décor. Have you ever noticed how many fall and Halloween decorations feature owls? As it turns out, owls have long been associated with some dark myths. Did you know that in Europe during the Middle Ages owls were linked to darkness, witches and the occult due to their nocturnal lifestyle? In Roman culture it was believed that hearing an owl’s hoot was a sign that your demise was near. Whoooooo knew?

Oct 15

Howl-O-Scream 2014 In Motion

Every year, I’m amazed by how quickly the park transforms into Howl-O-Scream. Whenever I hear the details about the number of people working on the project and the sheer volume of decorations installed, I’m impressed by how much work gets done in such a short amount of time. If you’ve visited recently, then you’ve seen the theming for yourself. But if you haven’t, it’s our job in the marketing department to show you how cool it all is.

Oct 08

Busting Halloween Wolf Myths at Busch Gardens®

Busting Halloween Wolf Myths at Busch Gardens®

Today the full moon rises, setting the perfect scene for Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens. The only thing missing from this spooky tableau is the silhouette of a howling wolf against the backdrop of a full moon.

Sep 30

Busch Gardens® Coasters Featured on Series Premier of All-American Amusement Parks

Busch Gardens® Coasters Featured on Series Premier of All-American Amusement Parks

Go behind the scenes at the World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park as Busch Gardens Williamsburg is featured on All-American Amusement Parks, a new series premiering on Great American Country (GAC) on Thursday, Oct. 2. Check your local listings for channel number.

The “Extreme Coasters” episode highlights America’s best amusement parks, and host J.D Scott gives viewers an inside look at all the thrills and chills Busch Gardens offers.

Sep 23

I Took My Husband to Howl-O-Scream and All I Got Was the Best Day Ever

I Took My Husband to Howl-O-Scream and All I Got Was the Best Day Ever

The main thing that originally drew me to Busch Gardens Williamsburg was the park experience. I grew up going to theme parks with my family. We didn't have munch money, but every summer I could go to a theme park thanks to my Mom and Dad saving up for it. This theme park trip would be just as anticipated as Christmas morning.

Sep 22

Taking a Behind-the-Scenes Tour

The inner workings of a theme park are intriguing to many people. What goes on behind-the-scenes? What makes the park tick? We have team members on property 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, caring for animals, plants, grounds and people. These team members are among the group of people preparing the park for the day during operation or keeping it fresh during our closed periods, preparing for the next operating day.

Sep 16

Demon Street™: A Terror-tory™ Terror-story

The old adage rings true: where there’s smoke…there’s fire. For our final Terror-story Tuesday, we’re taking you to the singed cobblestones of Demon Street.

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