Busch Gardens Cartersville?

As we’ve discussed already, Busch Gardens Tampa was built on the site of a Anheuser-Busch Brewery with an African theme.  This was also the case with the Williamsburg brewery’s European themed park and the Houston brewery’s Asian themed park (which closed in 1973) that were all parks built on brewery property and patterned after the Tampa park.  However, did you know there was a Busch Gardens Rumored for Cartersville, GA? Continue reading

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Five Things you Might Not Know About the History of Busch Gardens

Maybe you’re already a Busch Gardens geek and know its whole life story.  However, your average visitor may not be aware of some of the fun and unique things about this great park’s history.  So this month as the park celebrates its 60th Anniversary we present “Five Things you Might Not Know About the History of Busch Gardens” Continue reading

More Boat! The Stanley Falls Flume Ride

img_4190Stanley Falls Flume opened in 1973 as the park’s first “thrill” ride and was built by the famous roller coaster company Arrow Dynamics.  Arrow was the creator of our modern incarnation of this ride type and built a ton of them in the 1960’s and 1970’s.  Stanley Falls is fit nicely into some hills and contours in the Stanleyville area, so you never feel all that high in the air, but the last drop at 43 feet is no joke.  There’s also a camera on the drop, so it’s a great chance to catch some fun family pictures. Continue reading