- Apr 5, 2011
My biggest issue with Disney buying the park is that they would 99% scrap HoS.
Wow!! A Europe-themed park in Europe. I'm almost having trouble grasping the concept. I had no idea what I was missing out on. This park would make me give up BGW.Nora said:Ok- first of all, I have never visited the Europa Park website; which I just did. I have only "heard" about it. Not only do I want to book and immediate ticket to Rust, Germany and visit the park- I am so frustrated because about 18 things I see at the park are what I have begging BGW to do for years! Ahhh~ it is like seeing every hope and dream you have ever wished for BGW in a land far far away.
They have jousting for Pete's sake!! Sorry, I have to have a good cry right now and bang my head against the wall.
Sounds like that is kinda happening this year already.Pretzel Kaiser said:My biggest issue with Disney buying the park is that they would 99% scrap HoS.
Or even Disney doing a California-themed park in the state of California!halfabee said:
Yup, Disney flopped with that park initially. It's doing well now but they had to spend a gazillion dollars to revamp it. I only went in there once before the changes and hated it. Everything looked so cheap and below Disney standards and the place has a horrible layout. And their Tower of Terror sucks ass! Even with the new attractions I have no desire to go back!Dr. Jay Money Ed.D said:Which everyone hated and thought was stupid.
It's all in the execution. Disney has an American themed area in most of their parks (Main Street USA/Liberty Square), Six Flags built a Texas themed park in Texas and a Georgia themed park in Georgia, and Marriott built two America themed parks in the 70s (both CA and Six Flags Great America).Unagi said:Or even Disney doing a California-themed park in the state of California!halfabee said:
I always understand. Fact.chickenking said:Finally someone understands. Thanks Doc!!
But a New World hamlet would be cool IMO.Dr. Jay Money Ed.D said:I always understand. Fact.chickenking said:Finally someone understands. Thanks Doc!!
I actually do think that you can pull off a [place] park in [same place]. I mean, I have long argued that Colonial Williamsburg is a theme park, and Williamsburg is a Williamsburg park in Williamsburg. It's all about offering a hyperreal version of the place. You present a version of Texas that visitors wish were real...a version of California that visitors imagine when they think of California.
It can work.
But Busch Gardens is a Europe park in Virginia...so I guess none of what I just said is relevant. I doubt any potential buyer is looking to turn BG into VA Gardens.