Summer is a huge part of family fun. Many families take vacations or just hang out at their favorite theme park. Families who visit Busch Gardens Williamsburg or Water Country USA this Summer are in for a rockin’ treat! Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA both have big things going for them this summer, including a brand new show, a brand new attraction, and a savory tasting of international foods.
Just in time for Summer, Busch Gardens Williamsburg debuted their brand new show, London Rocks. The show has been in the making for five years now. Taking place in the Globe Theater in the England section of the park, Busch Gardens Williamsburg has put a lot of work into the Globe Theater to accommodate a brand new show. In addition to putting a lot of work into the theater, the park has also livened up the England section of the park with new themeing that fits right in with the colorful, fun feel of the show.
Fun Facts about London Rocks:
- It took more than 500 artists & craftsmen to create London Rocks
- 323.5 vinyl records were used in the set London Rocks
- There are nearly 900 costume pieces, which includes 150 wigs and 16 puppetry elements
- There are 876 hidden peace signs on the set of London Rocks
- The Globe Theater has 1,879 speakers to provide that immersive rock n’ roll surround sound
- 1,541,765 feet of rigging cable was used in the Globe Theater
- 76 miles of audio, video, and electrical cables were used in the Globe Theater
- and more!
Along with a show change came a big overhaul on the Globe Theater. Guests who have visited Busch Gardens over the years might remember some of the many 3D shows that were featured inside the theater. In order to bring a live show to the stage, work had to be done to accommodate a live show, including a brand new set. The Globe Theater received a brand new stage along with a monochromatic set that represents London’s pre-rock era that bursts into a colorful psychedelic journey through British rock music.
Video: London Rocks Premier at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
According to Scott Gasparich, the Vice President of Entertainment at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, “We’ve never produced a show of this magnitude here at Busch Gardens. The state-of-the-art technology used for London Rocks offers production possibilities we never through possible at the park.”
London Rocks takes guests on a musical journey through British rock n’ roll culture. The set of the show is overlaid with custom video animation and classic British rock music, which draws the audience right into the compelling story of a young girl’s journey into adulthood and the music that influence her life along the way.
London Rocks is now open! Performances are taking place on a daily basis, so be sure to swing by the Globe Theater on your next visit to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and see the show. For show times, be sure to check your park map. The best way to see everything Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA have to offer is with a 2-park Fun Card! The 2-park Fun Card includes unlimited admission to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA through September 1st all for just $97!
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For more information about Busch Gardens Williamsburg, visit the official website by clicking here.