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03/20/15 at 10:51pm in BGWFans in Virginia Gazette (Latest Edit: 03/21/15 at 12:02am by Zachary.)
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A tempesto between park and its fans
To Busch Gardens' dismay, a fan group routinely leaks details of new rides

The Virginia Gazette Wrote:JAMES CITY — As usual, Busch Gardens has kept news of its forthcoming ride for the park's 40th anniversary shrouded in secrecy until the unveiling scheduled for Saturday morning. Equally predictable, a Facebook page for Busch Gardens fans (BGWFan) played spoiler by revealing many of the details months ago.

The ride's name, "Tempesto" was on the group's Facebook page as early as October. Concept art for the then unnamed ride appeared last July. Photos of construction are also posted.

That's par for the course accord to Zachary Strader, one of the site's administrators.

"BGWFans has for years leaked every major (and most minor) addition to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, including rides, shows, theming, special events, animals, food, seasonal attractions, etc.," Strader wrote in an email Thursday. " We have managed to do so by building strong relationships with a collection of key individuals with access to information about future park plans. Because of the quality of our sources, our leaks have always proven to be correct, although occasionally the minor details change as the park implements plans."

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03/20/15 at 10:55pm in BGWFans in Virginia Gazette
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*turns on Weather Channel*

Yup, hell has indeed frozen over.

Anyway, good job Zachary and BGWFans!!

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03/20/15 at 10:57pm in BGWFans in Virginia Gazette
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Dear VA Gazette... We at BGW are very unhappy with this fan blog site called BGWFans...we are clutching our pearls

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03/20/15 at 10:58pm in BGWFans in Virginia Gazette
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Can't you tell how much the park loves us by their responses?
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03/20/15 at 10:58pm in BGWFans in Virginia Gazette (Latest Edit: 03/20/15 at 10:59pm by Nicole.)
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I was talking to Vaughan and knew he was going to write about Tempesto. Didn't quite expect him to write half the article about BGWFans... Let alone ask the park about us...

Incredible.

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03/20/15 at 11:06pm in BGWFans in Virginia Gazette
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Uh oh looks like your cover is blown Gasping Might have to use a fake name for your season passes now.

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03/20/15 at 11:45pm in BGWFans in Virginia Gazette
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This has to be embarrassing for the park.  You shouldn't expect any invites to media events.

(I have so many unread posts)

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03/20/15 at 11:46pm in BGWFans in Virginia Gazette (Latest Edit: 03/20/15 at 11:47pm by Applesauce.)
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I'm laughing so damn hard. Oh the park hates us. They are in such a pickle now.

Tomorrow will be an eventful day.

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03/21/15 at 12:01am in BGWFans in Virginia Gazette (Latest Edit: 03/21/15 at 12:04am by Shane.)
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This is unbelievable. I can't fathom why the park has tried to keep this under wraps at all considering its so visible from outside the park.

(03/20/15 11:45pm)Chris Wrote:  (I have so many unread posts)

Too bad it maxes out at 500+ Winking

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03/21/15 at 12:17am in BGWFans in Virginia Gazette (Latest Edit: 03/21/15 at 12:19am by Party Rocker.)
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The typos in that article from a real news outlet is quite worrisome. Don't they have spell check or an editor?

Looks like Zachary is a celebrity. Now all that is left for him to do is to act outrageousely to be a superstar like Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus.
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03/21/15 at 12:19am in BGWFans in Virginia Gazette
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Zachary is already an unpleasant dickhead. He's basically always been a Hollywood starlet.

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03/21/15 at 12:24am in BGWFans in Virginia Gazette
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I'm sure he'll marry one of the Kardashians now.

And Chris, considering there is a hard hat tour tomorrow and no had said anything here confirms that. I bet Zachary couldn't even pick up a friend working at the park.
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03/21/15 at 02:00am in BGWFans in Virginia Gazette (Latest Edit: 02/05/16 at 12:54am by Zachary.)
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And ...in print...

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03/21/15 at 07:50am in BGWFans in Virginia Gazette (Latest Edit: 03/21/15 at 07:57am by Zachary.)
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Break out the [REDACTED]!


Seriously though, congratulations. It's so nice to see the site getting attention; 2015 is looking to be a great year for our little fan site. All of Zach's and everyone else's hard work has really paid off and I feel like we are headed in a great direction with our close community and expanding park coverage. Good job, everyone involved, and good luck as we tread into a (hopefully) prosperius era for theme park fan journalism.

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03/21/15 at 08:08am in BGWFans in Virginia Gazette
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Free press and the front page to boot. Stepping up in the world this site is.
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