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03/22/15 at 01:37pm in Entry Area
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A thread for Busch Gardens Williamsburg's entry area. Everything from the front ticket booths to the turnstiles should be discussed here.

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03/22/15 at 02:35pm in Entry Area (Latest Edit: 03/22/15 at 02:42pm by Matthew.)
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Some flags were added in between booths on the main ticket booth structure, the Ireland flag seems to be either missing or not put up yet. Although some of the flags are blocked by some trees.


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The TV in this sign didn't last so long. Tongue It's been removed and/or covered up with a 40th advertisement. Also, a Coke advertisement has been added at the bottom of the sign, if you couldn't already tell.


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Also, a new Tempesto advertisement has been put up on the bill-board.
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03/22/15 at 03:18pm in Entry Area
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And here's the really good news: the 2013 soundtrack has returned to the entry area! Yup, the Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin crap that used to make me cringe whenever I entered is no more. It's back to the subtly adventurous instrumental music from the redone 2013 entrance soundtrack, which is absolutely gorgeous and does a far better job of setting the tone for the park in my opinion.

Here were a few of my favorites from yesterday:

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"Love and Be Loved" from The Odd Life of Timothy Green by Geoff Zanelli


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"We Bought A Zoo" by Jonsi


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"The Egg Travels" from Dinosaur by James Newton Howard [starts at 0:43 at BGW]

I haven't heard that last one at BGW before, but it's such a powerful and beautiful piece and it fits perfectly with BGW. For the two minutes that song played, I was in absolute heaven.

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03/22/15 at 03:24pm in Entry Area
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I heard it a couple of years ago. Even though I like the dinosaur soundtrack, I did not get them playing Disney music at Busch Gardens.

Side note, If you listen closely, you can also hear the dinosaur music on the train speakers after leaving Caribou station. It is played behind the naration.
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03/22/15 at 03:31pm in Entry Area
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Most people are not going to relate any of those songs directly to Disney. Most people probably won't even relate it to the movie, even if they have seen it.
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03/22/15 at 03:46pm in Entry Area (Latest Edit: 03/22/15 at 03:47pm by Applesauce.)
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To be fair most people don't even know the movie Dinosaur even exists. It was terrible. So the chances of people actually knowing the song is from a movie(Disney or otherwise) are extremely slim.

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03/21/17 at 10:37pm in Entry Area
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When we where leaving the park on pass member day I saw something that struck as really odd. You know that the park has flags for each of the countries located right in front of the handicap parking section before people get there tickets prior to entering the park. Well while leaving i noticed that instead of the German National Flag (which is black, gold and red) it was the old national flag for the German Empire (which is black, white and red). It struck as odd on how the park could make a mistake like that considering that at this point the German empire has existed for almost a hundred years having been dissolved in 1919. So i was wondering if any one else noticed this mistake.

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03/22/17 at 06:59am in Entry Area
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(03/21/17 10:37pm)The Hessian Wrote:  Well while leaving i noticed that instead of the German National Flag (which is black, gold and red) it was the old national flag for the German Empire (which is black, white and red). It struck as odd on how the park could make a mistake like that considering that at this point the German empire has existed for almost a hundred years having been dissolved in 1919. So i was wondering if any one else noticed this mistake.

The village of Rhinefeld is supposed to represent Germany in the mid to late 1800's, so the red, black, and white German Empire flag (which was used from the 1860s to 1918) is technically the correct flag for the time period.

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03/22/17 at 10:39pm in Entry Area
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Well why the switch of the flags now?

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03/23/17 at 12:22am in Entry Area
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03/23/17 at 11:11am in Entry Area
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Thomas, I think that flag may be from the wrong time frame...

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03/23/17 at 11:15am in Entry Area
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Waking up fresh every mornin'; Openin' up for you; Waitin' for your laughter; With so much new to do! Busch—Gardens! Busch—Gardens! Come to Busch Gardens and come to life! Come to Busch Gardens and come—to life!
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03/23/17 at 11:20am in Entry Area
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It's the current administration, I believe.

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03/23/17 at 04:20pm in Entry Area
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The one part of the park I despise is the wait to enter via thumbprint or pass scan. It's an unnecessary bottleneck and needs to be more efficient.
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03/23/17 at 04:35pm in Entry Area
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They have replaced the finger scanners with a photo verification, which has sped things up noticeably, in my opinion.

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