Can you see BGW buying the Brewery?


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Gavin

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We all know big things are coming to the park, be it Verbolten, the up and coming Resort, or the prospect of BGW opening it's doors to 365 operation. This thread is to discuss the simple question; What if BGW bought Anheuser-Busch Inbev's Williamsburg Brewery? This idea was floated in the BGWFans Chat room, by me about a week ago, and met some mixed responses. Some were for it, others were against it. Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa sits on the site of what was A-B's Tampa Brewery, so it's not entirely out of the realm of possibility.

Attached is the property info for A-B's Williamsburg Brewery. Look it over and share what you think.

Note: This is purely conjecture, this isn't a rumor or fact. I've also only included the parcel info for the brewery itself.
 
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Jul 28, 2011
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I think that if they bought the brewery, it would be so that they could expand the park, but if they did do that, then we will start seeing some parking lot coasters (yuck!!!) to Busch because that land is all flat
 
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cpt Awesome said:
I think that if they bought the brewery, it would be so that they could expand the park, but if they did do that, then we will start seeing some parking lot coasters (yuck!!!) to Busch because that land is all flat

Because regrading is impossible?
 
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I just think Busch would not go through the work (and money!) to make a flat piece of land hilly
 
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Well remember, like Gavin said in the first post, Gwazi is built on the former site of Tampa's brewery.

If this did happen, I doubt it'd be used for park expansion though.
 
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cpt Awesome said:
I just think Busch would not go through the work (and money!) to make a flat piece of land hilly

They did it with the park. The land used to be fairly flat. The Rhine River is man made and the dirt from it was used elsewhere in the park to create hills.
 
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I highly doubt the brewery would be purchased. The land there is just too far out to really be used for anything other than parking lots.

However, if they did buy it and wanted to use it to the parks advantage, these things come to mind.

1. More parking lots for everyone!

2. Move all the backstage stuff such as employee parking, administrative offices, etc. to that area and replace the current ones with some expansion.

However, like I said, VERY unlikely.
 
Dec 23, 2011
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The brewery site on too small land for a completely other park, there just wouldn't be room.

As for the resort, it was more likely than this. The resort makes more sense, and would be more profitable. However, I think the park is currently trying to put their next 5-year plan into action and while they commence that, they will start planning with the brewery if they truly are going to do anything with it.

By they way, the Oktoberfest plan took 5 years. 3 years to plan, 1 to open Mach Tower/Vanish Point, and 1 to open Verbolten. Now it is time for another 5-year to plan to reveal itself.
 
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no...inbev has been in talks to close the williamsburg plant...closed door talks...
 
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I am sure the Williamsburg plant is just a little spec in their company. Getting rid of it would be nothing to them.

New idea! The park can buy the brewery and turn it into their very own super warehouse! They can store everything there!
 

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Party Rocker said:
The brewery site on too small land for a completely other park, there just wouldn't be room.

As for the resort, it was more likely than this. The resort makes more sense, and would be more profitable. However, I think the park is currently trying to put their next 5-year plan into action and while they commence that, they will start planning with the brewery if they truly are going to do anything with it.

By they way, the Oktoberfest plan took 5 years. 3 years to plan, 1 to open Mach Tower/Vanish Point, and 1 to open Verbolten. Now it is time for another 5-year to plan to reveal itself.

The only this this post tells me, is the fact that you didn't read the PDFs. The brewery sits on 130 acres.
 
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Discovery Cove would cost twice as much here as it would in Florida. Sea World would be more doable, but 90% of it would have to be indoors.
 
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