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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:06 am

^I'd also contend that Busch Gardens took a lot of the hard lessons from Gwazi to heart when developing Invadr. Maintenance and upkeep of the dueling wooden coaster in Florida was part of what led to the ride being decommissioned, so I'm sure the thought was to spend whatever money necessary to ensure that less maintenance would be required on the structure itself so that the ride could last far longer overall.
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Postby Jcoaster » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:12 am

Also think about the fact that less time doing maintence on the support structure equates into more time performing upkeep on the rides theming.

I pray that they keep those trains in tip top condition. They're too beautiful to let rot.
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Postby super7 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:40 am

I think Busch Williamsburg will do great upkeeps on the train. Considering the park is over 40 years old, it feels like a newer park. This is one of the best maintained parks in the country.

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Postby Jcoaster » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:49 am

super7 wrote:I think Busch Williamsburg will do great upkeeps on the train. Considering the park is over 40 years old, it feels like a newer park. This is one of the best maintained parks in the country.


I don't doubt their ability. Im thinking that less time maintaining the support structure will equate into more
time maintaining the theming.
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Postby Keetz » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:52 am

Thanks for the update, great pics! I'm really excited to ride InvadR in the spring, and finally experience Tempesto! I haven't been to the park in a few years and I think the two new coasters will really round the already awesome coaster line up!

When do the water rides (Le Scoot, Pompeii) usually open in the season for BGW? I have never ridden Le Scoot... therefore I have sinned. I need to atone for this and go with the ride is running.
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Postby cfc » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:54 am

Opening the water rides in the spring can be hit or miss. It may depend on the weather and staffing. Then again, I've been to BGW when it was snowing in the spring yet people were still riding Escape from Pompeii.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:24 pm

Thanks to all of those with the good input on my wood structure/steel structure question. It was interesting and it all makes sense.

Keetz wrote:I have never ridden Le Scoot... therefore I have sinned.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Satans Hockey » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:06 pm

I emailed the park but waiting for a response. Does anyone with a platinum membership (the one where you can visit all the other parks) know if you have to process the pass first at Williamsburg? I haven't bought one yet but I'll be in Florida before getting to Williamsburg and want to go to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, SeaWorld and Aquatica so the platinum pass made the most sense as long as I don't have to go to Williamsburg first.

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Postby Saldek » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:23 pm

Satans Hockey wrote:I emailed the park but waiting for a response. Does anyone with a platinum membership (the one where you can visit all the other parks) know if you have to process the pass first at Williamsburg? I haven't bought one yet but I'll be in Florida before getting to Williamsburg and want to go to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, SeaWorld and Aquatica so the platinum pass made the most sense as long as I don't have to go to Williamsburg first.


You can bring a copy of the voucher they email to you and bring it to the guest relations windows of the other parks. My friend was able to do this during our recent trip to Florida in November.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Satans Hockey » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:11 pm

Saldek wrote:
Satans Hockey wrote:I emailed the park but waiting for a response. Does anyone with a platinum membership (the one where you can visit all the other parks) know if you have to process the pass first at Williamsburg? I haven't bought one yet but I'll be in Florida before getting to Williamsburg and want to go to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, SeaWorld and Aquatica so the platinum pass made the most sense as long as I don't have to go to Williamsburg first.


You can bring a copy of the voucher they email to you and bring it to the guest relations windows of the other parks. My friend was able to do this during our recent trip to Florida in November.


Thank you! That's perfect.

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