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BGW Opening Day

    Busch Gardens Williamsburg opened its doors to park guests last weekend on Saturday March 26, 2011. Busch Gardens 36th season has officially started! The park had a lot of changes this year, some big and some small. One of the less obvious changes happened immediately as you walked …

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“Ride Envelope” Testing Begins on Cheetah Hunt

“Ride Envelope” Testing Begins On Cheetah Hunt With Track Construction Complete, Cars are Slowing Making Their Way Around Wednesday, March 23, 2011 (Tampa, FL) – After bolting in the final piece of Cheetah Hunt’s 4,429’ track just last week, Busch Gardens’ design & engineering team are losing no time in …

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Baby Cheetah at BGT

              Busch Gardens’ animal care team has received something vary spacial  — a four-week-old baby cheetah. He requires regular feedings and 24-hour care. The cub was born at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens to a mother who wasn’t able to care for him. When zoo keepers saw …

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Last Section Of Cheetah Hunt Track Installed at Busch Gardens

Construction crews worked into the evening on Monday to install the final piece of track that completes Cheetah Hunt’s epic 4,429-foot run – a record length among Busch Gardens Tampa’s coasters. The final section, which completes the “jump” over the Skyride’s cables, was bolted into place just before 9:30 p.m. …

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Massive 8.9-magnitude quake hits Japan

The epicenter of the March 11 earthquake occurred near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. CREDIT: USGS An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck northern Japan today (March 11), triggering tsunamis across the area that reportedly swept cars, buildings and other debris well inland. The epicenter of the earthquake was 231 miles (373 …

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Disneyland Tokyo hit by ‘liquefaction’ after quake

Tokyo: The car park at Tokyo Disneyland was drenched with water-logged segments from the ground following the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan’s Pacific coast on Friday, police said. It was earlier reported that a tsunami might have caused the inundation but police said the phenomenon was due to liquefaction of …

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