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Busch Gardens Europe, Williamsburg, VA

Posted by ustop20themeparks on April 10, 2009

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA 23185

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America’s 15th Most Visited Park of 2007

Interesting Info

http://www.buschgardensgroupevents.com/va/UserFiles/readerschoiceawards-2007.pdf
http://www.themeit.com/attendance_report2007.pdf

1st in Most Beautiful Park Rankings with 57%
3rd in Top Steel Roller Coaster Rankings – Apollo’s Chariot
6th in Top Steel Roller Coaster Rankings – Griffon (Voted Favourite New for 2007 Ride/Attraction)
8th in Top Steel Roller Coaster Rankings – Alpengeist
3rd in Cleanest Park with 15% votes
3rd in Best Food with 11% votes
3rd in Best Live Entertainment with 11% votes


Main website

http://www.buschgardens.com/BGW2/

PROS
•    Information is very organized
o    Starts off with Park Info, instead of Tickets, like most of the other parks

•    States Smoking Policy clearly

•    Does not have a compiled Ride List for easier reference

•    Has an image and video gallery for visitors to have a preview of rides and park

CONS
•    Layout of website could be too simplistic

ACCURACY & AUTHORITY – 4/5

OBJECTIVITY – 3/5
As the main website’s main interest is that of attracting visitors, it is likely that it is subjective and presented in an attempt to garner more visits.

CURRENCY – 5/5
Information is up to date for main websites. They have to be, so as to be relevant and cater to the visitors’ needs.

COVERAGE – 5/5
Contain links to the latest news and information with regards to Busch Gardens.

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