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Busch Gardens season passes still good, but Clydesdales will go

What changes with the sale of Busch Entertainment Corp.?

Not much that customers will notice. Buyer Blackstone Group promises few changes and retained the management at the company's headquarters in Orlando and all the parks.

What about tickets and annual passports already purchased?

All passes and tickets will continue to be honored.

Any chance free beer samples will return?

No. While the beer selection remains Anheuser-Busch InBev only, there is no plan to reinstate free beer samples that were halted in January.

How about the Clydesdales?

They're going. The teams and the staff that cares for them work for Anheuser-Busch InBev and will depart the parks on tour within a few months.

What about the Busch name?

While the company name probably will change, Anheuser-Busch will remain a promotional sponsor of the parks. Both Busch Gardens parks will keep their names.

Will the old Budweiser knickknack shop be back?

The last gift shop selling Anheuser-Busch logo merchandise at Busch Gardens already has been turned into a Halloween shop for the park's Howl-O-Scream event. Leftover Budweiser and Michelob merchandise will be sold and not replaced.

Busch Gardens season passes still good, but Clydesdales will go 10/07/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 8, 2009 2:17pm]

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