Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby pkdcoaster » Mon May 09, 2011 9:38 pm

Got some info on the new coaster.

1. Coaster made by Zierer
2. 8 cars per train (16 people per train) load/unload 2 trains at a time in station.
3. Car themed (autobahn?)
4. Covered bridge finale where BBW drop was (approx. 126' drop) not sure if special effects are used.
5. The building looks to have a forest theme inside, with some kind of show finale before you exit the building.

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby KDcoasterMAN » Mon May 09, 2011 9:51 pm

EDIT: After looking up Zierer, I actually think they may pull something righteous off!

And this could also give the rumor of the vertical launch more footing... :cool:
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Mon May 09, 2011 9:53 pm

Zierer. Well that's interesting.

^Yeah, the only launched coaster of theirs I found was Wicked, and that ride actually looks pretty good based on the illegal POV on youtube. ;)
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby Gigalyte » Mon May 09, 2011 10:00 pm

:wtf: Zierer yeah that's very interesting

I also just went to Zierer site their coasters look a little carnival ish imo the trains are down right hideous imo not something I'd expect to see in a Busch park. Maybe they'll surprise us but from what I'm seeing on that site I don't see how BGW is going to get anything that looks as good as Cheetah or Manta SWC.
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby KDcoasterMAN » Mon May 09, 2011 10:09 pm

Skycoastin Steve wrote:Zierer. Well that's interesting.

^Yeah, the only launched coaster of theirs I found was Wicked, and that ride actually looks pretty good based on the illegal POV on youtube. ;)


And from the the description of the cars, we could see the ESC style of ride vehicles.

This builder makes a lot of sense based on the rumors...

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Mon May 09, 2011 10:12 pm

^I agree. The more I heard about the project in recent weeks, the less it sounded like something Intamin would make. Regardless, Busch hasn't let me down yet, so we'll see how this turns out.
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby Jakizle » Mon May 09, 2011 10:16 pm

The indoor layout looks VERY similar to the Mummy coasters! I think I might have been right about that part ;)

Will be interesting to follow!

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby bgwfans » Mon May 09, 2011 11:10 pm

The coaster info is true.

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby Gigalyte » Mon May 09, 2011 11:16 pm

Well since it's true this is for me my first disappointment of 2012 this is just my opinion :cry:

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Tue May 10, 2011 5:05 am

^Your opinion has been noted and logged. Personally, I think it's good to see a few more manufacturers, other than B&M and Intamin, building coasters in the U.S. Time will tell.

I was at the park on Sunday for a while, and snapped a few pictures of Mach Tower from various places around the park. Here are a few looks at the park's changing skyline.
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From the France parking lot.
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From the Festa Italia Bridge.
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From right under it.
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From the Festhaus.
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From Griffon.
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And through the Loch Ness Monster.
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