• Click Here to Subscribe to Email updates

  • psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813
  • RSS Colonial Williamsburg News

    • Throwback Thursday: The Fifes & Drums
      The Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums – also known as the Field Music of the Virginia State Garrison Regiment – carries forward the tradition of military music. Since 1958, visitors in The Revolutionary City have enjoyed the musical performances and experienced the history of America’s Revolution. Colonial Williamsburg’s field musicians are drawn from a […]
    • Understanding Slavery and African American History through Archaeology: The Challenges and Rewards
      Archaeology plays a role in many research areas at Colonial Williamsburg, but it is an especially important component in our interpretation of slavery and African American history. Through its focus on the tangible remains of a people whose past is largely underrepresented in documents, archaeology is opening a wider window for us to examine the ... Continue […]
    • From the Garden: Of Cup Plants and Rosinweed
      Two of the garden giants are now in bloom. The Cup Plant, known in Latin as Silphium perfoliatum towers nearly 12 feet tall at the back of the herbaceous border.  It is so named because the large triangular leaves are perforated by the stem, forming a cup in which water collects for the benefit of ... Continue Reading »
    • Medicine and Mortality — The Apothecary in the 18th Century
      By Karen Gonzalez The date: June 12, 1783. The place: Williamsburg, Va. Imagine that your child suddenly develops a feverish illness. Rumors of another smallpox epidemic are whispered in the streets and your neighbor is also sick. What do you do? If word gets out that your child has caught smallpox, you and your family may be ... Continue Reading »
    • The Color of History
      Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you; the color of the Historic Area is changing. Specifically, exterior paint colors are being re-examined with the aid of new technology. Gone are the familiar greens and blues of the Colonial Revival. Taking their place are earthy ochres, rusty reds, and creamy whites. This week on the podcast, ... Continue Reading »
  • Flickr Photos

    front1

    upstairs closet

    upstairs bedroom2

    More Photos

New ride unveiled for Water Country USA in 2014

Water Country USA’s guests are in for an epic journey on the park’s newest thrill ride – Colossal Curl™, set to debut at Virginia’s largest water park this spring. Park officials announced details about the attraction today via Busch Gardens’ official YouTube channel.

Visit www.youtube.com/buschgardensva to watch the official video as well as teaser videos the park released over the past several weeks leading to today’s announcement. Make sure to click on the subscribe button to stay up-to-date on Colossal Curl developments.

True to its name, this mega slide promises to deliver a high-adrenaline, action-packed adventure. Colossal Curl features a funnel element that will swish and swirl guests before whisking them through the ride’s enclosed colorful tubes on their way to a wave element that hurtles them high above the park.True to its name, this mega slide promises to deliver a high-adrenaline, action-packed adventure. Colossal Curl features a funnel element that will swish and swirl guests before whisking them through the ride’s enclosed colorful tubes on their way to a wave element that hurtles them high above the park.

“Hanging ten will have a whole new meaning for Colossal Curl riders,” said Larry Giles, vice president of engineering for Busch Gardens® and Water Country USA®. “There is nothing else like it in North America.”

Colossal Curl is being built near the park’s main guest entrance. Construction will begin by the end of the year. By spring, many of the ride’s features will be visible to guests as they arrive at the park.

Water Country USA Vice President Jeff Thomas said the company decided to build Colossal Curl because of increased guest interest for the park’s first family thrill attraction. Colossal Curl will have the same 48-inch ride height as Vanish Point®, which opened in 2011 and has thrilled guests with its drop-away floors and speed slides.

“Vanish Point was our first big thrill slide that had riders saying ‘Wow’ and Colossal Curl will now will get the same reaction,” Thomas added.

Theme park fans began speculating about a new attraction on Oct. 28 when the first of three teaser videos appeared on Water Country USA and Busch Gardens official social media sites. Click here to view the videos.

Colossal Curl will be making a splash at Water Country USA in spring 2014.  For more information, visit www.watercountryusa.com/colossalcurl.

About these ads
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,397 other followers

%d bloggers like this: