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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:59 pm
by cfc
I attended Passholder Preview Day. I won't be posting my report and photos until tomorrow, but I thought everyone would like to know that InvadR will be opening on April 7.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:30 pm
by Fooz


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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:46 pm
by Keetz
Wow! I love how invadr interacts with the train, and Le Scoot. It's looking like RCT. If invadr runs like other GCI coasters, it should pack a nice punch. I can't wait to ride it later this year! Thanks for the update Fooz.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:45 pm
by ElvisLuv
Can't wait till the second week of June.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:02 am
by DoinItForTheFame
Oh what a beautiful ride. . . Ugh!! I can't wait for my visit next month!!! :br

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:09 am
by defrocker
Does All for One not start until July? I didn't see any info on their website about it, but that's what the park prez made it sound like during passholder preview.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:38 am
by cfc
What's New at BGW for 2017?: Report from Passholder Preview Day

Rain mixed with snow is falling on Williamsburg at the moment, but the weather for yesterday's Passholder Preview Day, depiste a drizzly beginning, was nearly perfect. The park uses these events for announcements both major (such as InvadR) and minor (such as new kiosks for the Food and Wine Festival). Here's a summary of what happened yesterday.

1. InvadR will open on April 7. This is one of the earliest openings for a new ride at BGW ever. They "unveiled" the ride's sign and entrance (both of which look great), and mentioned that "testing" had been going on. I didn't see any trains on the track, but they could've in the station and barn away from public view.

2. Virtual reality comes to Ireland in 2018. Europe in the Air is closed and being prepared to become a "virtual-reality motion-simulator" attraction. The park showed a brief teaser video about the new attraction. One good thing about this announcement is that Irish myth is returning to BGW after a long absence.

The Peeing Log Flume

Here's a log flume where characters pee on you in China! Would you ride this???Video by Martin Lewison

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3. The Food and Wine Festival will feature three new kiosks this year: India, Mediterranean, and Island Freeze Frozen Drinks. Nice to know that all your adult-frozen-beverage needs will be served in one spot. The festival runs from May 26 to July 2.

4. At this year's Howl-o-Scream, the park is going to try something it's never done before . . . but we'll have to wait to find out what that is. ;) That being said, Count von Count will be returning in a Halloween show for kids. And while Europe in the Air itself is closed, the show building will still host an HOS maze.

5. Busch Gardens is taking "French fries to a whole new level this year." More on that later.

6. Two new shows debut this year: Britmania in the Globe Theatre and Octoberzest in the Festhaus (the latter opens on March 31).

7. Concerts return to the park this year as part of the Summer NIghts series. Acts include .38 Special, Kool and the Gang, and Cassadee Pope and Chase Bryant (more to be announced later).

8. Alpengeist turns 20 years old this year; it's younger sibling, Griffon, turns 10.

Let's take a stroll around the park and see what's new--in addition to InvadR.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:58 am
by Jcoaster
Those mediterranean fries sure did catch my eyes

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:16 am
by cfc
defrocker wrote:Does All for One not start until July? I didn't see any info on their website about it, but that's what the park prez made it sound like during passholder preview.


There was a sign posted on Big Ben, but I don't recall the date. It's part of the Summer Nights promotion.

So, how about some InvadR, eh?

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:20 am
by Philrad71
Yes, the fries, IPA and new stands during F&W piqued my interest as much as the thought of new InvadR pix. :lover: