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02/14/11 at 01:33pm in Construction Photos (Latest Edit: 02/14/11 at 02:02pm by jedijunky.)
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I have always loved going to BG, and the history/evolution of the park has continued to interest me. I was wondering if anyone has some construction photos of the park and it various countries.

Also has anyone on here come across a book or made a book detailing the history of the park and how it has changed and grown through the years?
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02/14/11 at 04:09pm in Construction Photos
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I dont know about a book but i think we should pull a couple members together and make one!!!!

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02/23/11 at 05:36pm in Construction Photos
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(02/14/11 01:33pm)jedijunky Wrote:  Also has anyone on here come across a book or made a book detailing the history of the park and how it has changed and grown through the years?

Check out "Amusement Parks of Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware" by Jim Futrell. I got it for Christmas because I was always checking it out from the library. The book details A LOT about past-present BGWSmiling.

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02/23/11 at 05:46pm in Construction Photos
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^Well I know which book I will be reading next..... well not next on account of I am not reading anything, so now!
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02/23/11 at 07:17pm in Construction Photos
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Which library were you getting it from? I may just have to go check it out (and buying the book if it's worth it).

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03/04/11 at 07:41pm in Construction Photos
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Lots of libraries have it. try looking for it on Amazon.com. By the way, the book contains cool info on ALL of the amusement parks in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware (KD, 6F, BGW, and minor parks).

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03/04/11 at 10:20pm in Construction Photos
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My dad has a bunch of 35mm shots of this somewhere. I cannot seem to located them for some reason though. There is another coaster he has a bunch of pictures that used to be there as well.
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01/21/15 at 09:59pm in Construction Photos (Latest Edit: 01/21/15 at 10:03pm by Connor.)
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After searching for what feels like forever I finally found pictures of construction from 1975 by simply going to the Daily Press and typing in "Busch Gardens".
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And the first ever aerial.
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01/21/15 at 10:04pm in Construction Photos
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01/21/15 at 10:28pm in Construction Photos
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James, that aerial picture was the whole park back in 1975. Think about how far we've come. Oktoberfest, Italy, Festa Italia, Land of the Dragons, Forest of Fun, Word Class Roller Coasters, High Tech Dark Rides, and much much more. If you asked anybody in 1975, "Could you see Busch Gardens Williamsburg having all this in the future?" They'd think your'e crazy. Busch Gardens The Old Country was an advertisement for AB and that's all it was meant to be. Of course people loved it and the demand grew and so did the park. All of the changes are for the better of the park. While some people wish the park was what it was like in 1975, people have to accept change, and Busch Gardens is changing.

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01/21/15 at 10:35pm in Construction Photos
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I was just being dramatic...
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01/21/15 at 10:38pm in Construction Photos
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Oh. Sorry bout that. Tongue If you look in the first photo you can see the railroad track in the upper right corner making a turn. I would assume it's near where Festa is located or the turn when going from Caribou to Tweedside.

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01/21/15 at 10:39pm in Construction Photos
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(01/21/15 10:28pm)Connor Wrote:  All of the changes are for the better of the park.

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01/21/15 at 10:44pm in Construction Photos (Latest Edit: 01/21/15 at 10:46pm by MAZ.)
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That looks way more like a road than RR tracks in the 1st picture. You can see dirt spilling onto it from an unpaved road around the turn. My guess is US RT60.

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01/21/15 at 10:49pm in Construction Photos
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(01/21/15 10:39pm)Joe Wrote:  
(01/21/15 10:28pm)Connor Wrote:  All of the changes are for the better of the park.

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I meant as in if the park changes something, the goal is not to ruin what ever their replacing or make an addition as terrible as possible.

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