Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby SFOGdude25 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:37 am

I find it interesting how GCI decided to use wood supports in a couple of high-g spots that were close to the ground despite the fact the majority of the support structure is steel. I'm not gonna attempt to guess why they did that, but the nerd in me would love to know.

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Postby PCW_Nut » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:54 am

I know they had some issues with their FB Live video and I think they ended up removing it but, if you want to watch the entire presentation by Park President David Cromwell, here it is!


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Postby pianojohn » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:06 am

I like how Larry Giles conveniently forgets to mention King Arthur's Challenge, that HORRIBLE simulator film that followed Questor.

It truly sucked, and I am sure they would just hope people would forget about it.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby chickenbowl » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:04 pm

I didn't see that this was posted, but testing has started:
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Postby Jcoaster » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:08 pm

^ Awesome, looks like its a shorter train that other GCI's like White Lightening.
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Postby chickenbowl » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:22 pm

Jcoaster wrote:^ Awesome, looks like its a shorter train that other GCI's like White Lightening.


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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:31 pm

chickenbowl wrote:
Jcoaster wrote:^ Awesome, looks like its a shorter train that other GCI's like White Lightening.


White Lightnin' has 6 cars, Invadr has 8


That I did not know. It still looks shorter, is 8 cars the standard for GCI?
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby I Like Theme Parks. » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:40 pm

Jcoaster wrote:
chickenbowl wrote:
Jcoaster wrote:^ Awesome, looks like its a shorter train that other GCI's like White Lightening.


White Lightnin' has 6 cars, Invadr has 8


That I did not know. It still looks shorter, is 8 cars the standard for GCI?

It's usually 12 or so for the larger ones.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby chickenbowl » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:40 pm

Jcoaster wrote:
chickenbowl wrote:
Jcoaster wrote:^ Awesome, looks like its a shorter train that other GCI's like White Lightening.


White Lightnin' has 6 cars, Invadr has 8


That I did not know. It still looks shorter, is 8 cars the standard for GCI?


Standard is 12 cars... So yeah it's a pretty tiny train, but it's also a tiny coaster. Hopefully the short layout means shorter ride time and increased capacity
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:45 pm

^ It would make sense if thats what they're shooting for. It looks like it should give some nice pops of airtime depending on the speed it hits those hills.
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