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wombat96

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Sep 20, 2013
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Over the past few months the park has supposedly been bashed because there decreasing the quality the experience and the theme of Europe. I for one never experienced the park back in the day but I did from 2001-today. The park was magical back then and as for today, still takes my breath away. Busch Gardens Williamsburg describes itself as "Busch Gardens® is an action-packed, European-themed adventure park with 17th-century charm and 21st-century technology."(Found here) I have to say the description matches the park perfectly. No your probably saying to yourself "Well isn't the old country, old?" Yes, but at the same time, no. If you've ever watched this video:
At one point in the video the narrator says "A journey across seven centuries. From renaissance, to present day." So the Old Country was never so Old after all. That means in one section of the park I can have a quaint Italian village, in another a rocking trip through the the 60's and 70's in Great Britain, and a car ride through the Black Forest. The Old Country has very larg limitations and has taken full advantage of that fact. Over the years the park has moved from just Renaissance to themes closer to today.

Over the past few years the countries names have been changed. Example: Aquitaine to France. Banbury Cross to England. Rhinefield to Germany. Most fans feel the special village name has been replaced with a generic country name just so the GP will understand better. I decided to dig deeper to see if these really are the original names.
1975
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1976
bgtoc1978map.html

1978
bgtoc1978map.html

1979
bgtoc1979_1.html

1983
bgtoc1983map.html

1987
bgw1987.html
 
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