Busch Gardens Williamsburg: Christmas Town

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg is already one of the prettiest theme parks in the country, so it doesn’t really take much to make it truly spectacular. Millions of sparkly Christmas lights and decorations?

Yep, that’ll do it.

From late November through the end of the year (check calendar here), the park transforms into Christmas Town. Everything is draped in lights and other decorations, shops turn into Christmas stores, and all of the shows switch to different holiday-themed shows, among other changes.

On the surface, these are all remarkable changes that really beautify the park and put you in the ol’ holiday spirit. But are all of the changes good? Is the event worth it? Let’s dig a little deeper.

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Jamie is a publishing/book nerd who makes a living by wrangling words together into some sense of coherence. He's the founder and owner of The Roarbots and also a contributor to Syfy Wire, StarWars.com, and GeekDad. On top of that, he hosts The Great Big Beautiful Podcast, which celebrates creativity in popular culture, science, and technology by talking to a wide variety of people who contribute to it.

5 Questions with a Busch Gardens Zoologist

(previous interviews in this series can be found here.)

Welcome to another installment of 5 Questions with a 5-Year-Old. Today, Zoey chats with Jay Tacey, Manager of Zoological Operations at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Like most kids, Zoey’s fascinated by animals of all kinds and can’t get enough of ’em. Zoos, aquariums, and natural history museums are some of her favorite places.

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Jamie is a publishing/book nerd who makes a living by wrangling words together into some sense of coherence. He's the founder and owner of The Roarbots and also a contributor to Syfy Wire, StarWars.com, and GeekDad. On top of that, he hosts The Great Big Beautiful Podcast, which celebrates creativity in popular culture, science, and technology by talking to a wide variety of people who contribute to it.

Busch Gardens Williamsburg: London Rocks

The first land visitors to Busch Gardens Williamsburg pass through has always been England. It’s the home of such “fine attractions” as guest services, lost and found, and several gift shops. It’s not exactly the most welcoming of entrances for such a fantastic theme park.

However, smack in the middle of England is the Globe Theater, which until recently was the home of various 4D attractions, such as Pirates 4D and R.L. Stine’s Haunted Lighthouse. The theater hasn’t been used as a live performance venue in 20 years. In short, this area has been begging for some sprucing up and updating for a long time now.

The wait is over.

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Jamie is a publishing/book nerd who makes a living by wrangling words together into some sense of coherence. He's the founder and owner of The Roarbots and also a contributor to Syfy Wire, StarWars.com, and GeekDad. On top of that, he hosts The Great Big Beautiful Podcast, which celebrates creativity in popular culture, science, and technology by talking to a wide variety of people who contribute to it.