After being cancelled for the 2020 season, Busch Gardens' Food and Wine Festival will be back Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays April 2 thru May 23.
I would assume that means 6 kiosks location but definitely badly done.I Love how it says 14 dining options and then lists 8
I am not sure how feasible Marco Polo is especially for this event as it's probably one of their biggest staff users on the culinary side. The booths are certainly going to both take up staff as well as spread out the crowd so that hopefully Festaus will be less crowded. My thought would be that they could have possibly opened either Squires or the Irish restaurant as both use less staff and that also balances the park with a full service dining option on both ends of the park.Yeah, honestly, I think the lineup—as announced—is horrific.
I easily expected to see another two coasters added and I thought the third and/or Le Scoot seemed like a good possibility too. I definitely didn’t see DROPPING one of the only two major open eateries as even a possibility—especially when that limits people to only the single indoor one.
I’m sure staffing is a major limiter right now, but if this lineup comes to fruition in a couple weeks.... Yikes.
If last Sunday is going to be the norm for awhile, I'll be very selective about going if at all. I would think Food and Wine would be more popular and more should be open to accommodate the kinds of crowds they can expect.If they are at the same capacity requirements as this past Sunday when I went, more definitely needs to be open. There were too few rides, eateries and activities open this past weekend for the level of capacity. People spilled out onto the walkways around a lot of the attractions, eateries, and shops. It was quite a mad house in multiple areas....
I have to agree. They usually put an Indian food station in Oktoberfest, and, as much as I love Indian food, that’s not why I come to Busch Gardens Europe. I like that they still use pretty, bright colors for the food stands, but the Mitch-match takes away from the charming European atmosphere the park is known for. I would rather see traditional Oktoberfest food stands in the Oktoberfest part of the park like those heart-shaped cookies and stuff.I wish they would go back to the distinctively European food and do countries not represented. So jarring to see a Jamaican stand in Germany or a Pacific Islander stand in Ireland.