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    I used to get the whole family Seasons passes when the kids where kids...long before I made the decision to carry ALL the TIME...

    I looked on Busch Gardens web site, no mention of firearms.

    do they have Metal detectors at the gates? Signs everywhere no Firearms? etc.

    I want to get the passes but I DON"T want to be a sheep ever... (CC will be the only option I'm sure)

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    No metal detectors, but there are security guards checking bags.

    Also, they have a license to sell alcohol for on-site consumption.... Those laws confuse the hell out of me, but it would lead me to believe that you couldnt CC.

    Plus, half the fun of BG is knocking back a few cold ones

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    I know BG does prohibit firearms. They have signs posted at the entrances - but (at least as of last summer) they did not have metal detectors like King's Dominion does.

    As far as their ABC license - someone with a lot more knowledge on the legal definition of a "restaurant" should to chime in. I seem to recall their being a discussion about OC not being required at a baseball game b/c the ballpark (even though it has an ABC license) does not meet the definition of a restaurant (no tables in a dining area to eat the food at). But BG has specific areas with tables designated where alcohol is permitted - which would leave me to believe that those areas may be considered a "restuarant." Also you cannot just avoid these areas as to walk from one area to the park to another you must go through them - they aren't just inside a building like the Festhaus.

    So if you CC you may be breaking two laws: trespassing (because you are aware of the private property prohibition) and possibly carrying in a restaurant that serves alcohol. IANAL

    http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...00+cod+4.1-100

    Restaurant" means, for a beer, or wine and beer license or a limited mixed beverage restaurant license, any establishment provided with special space and accommodation, where, in consideration of payment, meals or other foods prepared on the premises are regularly sold.

    "Restaurant" means, for a mixed beverage license other than a limited mixed beverage restaurant license, an established place of business (i) where meals with substantial entrees are regularly sold and (ii) which has adequate facilities and sufficient employees for cooking, preparing, and serving such meals for consumption at tables in dining areas on the premises, and includes establishments specializing in full course meals with a single substantial entree.

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    2 things:
    1. Busch Gardens prohibits weapons.
    2. There are at least 4 restaurant licenses issued for BG. The limits or premises for the restaurants are the entire 'villages' they are in. Hence when you go there you see 'no alcohol beyond this point, signs at the gates. You have to OC in almost the entire park.

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    Yeah, my company is sponsering a trip to BG next month, and I'm going to go Baa'ing my head off on every ride!

    :P

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    Get some pepper spray.

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    Bg doesn't have the metal detectors like KD because they charge more to keep the riff raff out and they have not had a shooting like KD has!

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    They are definately posted there. Also, sometimes when you buy one of the imitation swords they have for sale there, they walk you out of the park with it.

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    Wow, that's pretty gay.

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    BUBB4H wrote:
    Wow, that's pretty gay.
    I don't understand why this makes you gay? Are you an anti? Personally, it makes me kind of pissed.

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    I know a LEO that was asked to take it to the car while at Busch Gardens.

    At least they disarm everyone - but the criminals - equally.

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