I wonder what kind of response the rest of the industry is going to have to this. Depending on how successful this turns out, we could very well see other seasonal parks attempting year round operation as well.
If this is really going to happen I expect rides like Finnegans flyer, Verbolten (weather depending) InvadR, Busch Gardens Railway, and possibly the sky ride to be in operation.
It doesn’t seem like much but that’s what I believe the park will end up doing. It would also be great to see some off season work on coasters/rides.
Don't worry about missing out. From what I'm hearing we should expect this to be a permanent unless these limited capacity events completely tankThis is incredibly ironic that after living in Virginia for my whole life, the week I happen to leave the state for a few months is when the park decides to move to year round operations. As a kid, I always dreamt of being able to go to the park during the cold, dark months of January and February and now this dream is finally coming to reality. Moving from a seasonal schedule to a fully fledged year round operation is a very bold move, especially for a regional park, and I’m almost certain this is going to be a game changer for the industry as a whole.
I’m also really happy to see it happen this year in particular as tourism is down is significantly across the world, and Williamsburg needs all the help they can get after this rough summer. If this goes successfully, it could almost certainly guarantee a hotel, or more resort-esque features will be coming to the park over the next decade. Very eager to see what the future holds for the park with these operational changes and ecstatic to know that the park is on the path to becoming even bigger than a regional park.
First park to try it outside of California, Texas, and Florida. It's a huge deal.Another reason this is a big deal: if I'm not mistaken, BGW will become the northernmost year-round (major, outdoor) theme park in North America. That's huge.
Being outside in a Virginia theme park for hours in January and February sounds miserable.