The most blatant and obvious was the monologue by Carl Lum that Mazakman mentioned. I'm pretty sure at least four different upper-level park employees have managed to take complete credit for Food & Wine thus far with some nauseatingly touching story of their own. It's so ridiculous at this point.
I'd also be willing to pay someone for a copy of this if they can pick one up for me. History of the park is very important to me...even if alot of this 'documentary' contains lies. I'm kinda numb to them at this point, sadly. I think it royally SUCKS that they're only making a small amount of these DVD's. I guess they aren't in business to make money??
I'm most disappointed that they can't look at the historical footage...and see with their own eyes what made the park fantastic. And how much of what made the park fantastic has been stripped from the park over the years. And how many things that have returned for this year FROM the past are being enjoyed by visitors to the park.
The full on depiction of Carl being the fearless leader will never stop bugging me. Pretty soon they'll call it Busch Garden North Korea. Tempesto is the start...a mere facade, it looks all fun and games from the outside. Inside on the other hand...
I 100% agree as I'm a huge fan of HOS, but, considering an event such as HOS has been going on for almost 20 years now, in a couple of years there might be enough material to produce a documentary about a specific events such as HOS or all of the events in general. This documentary was scraping the surface of the park as it was supposed to appeal to even the guest who visit maybe once or twice a year. I'm not going to post a review of the film as I get to mushy about how the park has been like a second home and how it has affected me throughout my life... I've talked to the director of the film and he was telling me Joel Manby and several others enjoyed the film and that there is a really good chance SWP&E might ask them to make more films. BGW had worked the film company last year for a six minute ad featuring the park and WC.
If the documentary was a bit longer, I would've like to see a bit more detailed history, and more old footage rather than the new items. While seeing how they "came up" with the new attractions is great, the nostalgia of the history would've been more riveting for the documentary!
Although I do LOVE how they captured the pure essence of how the park is a second home and a safe haven to most of us!
I enjoyed the film because I realized that they only had 30 minutes to work with. Otherwise, I would have been a little bit disappointed. Busch Gardens always seems to want to put their past behind them. I would have never expected the park to take their history so seriously as they have with this film.