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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:56 pm

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Postby netdvn » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:19 pm

BG Noeit Al wrote:
netdvn wrote:My family's thinking about heading to BGW this weekend. Anybody wanna do a meetup? My dad was thinking Sunday, but it's not 100% confirmed yet.

I'm gonna try to pick up tons of maps to (and take a Verbolten pic or two).


Netdvn, I will be working all weekend this weekend, if you want to come by and say hi, I will be at one of the Oktoberfest games. I will probably have a ton of maps on me. It is upsetting though. the very first night I didn't have any maps, and the most popular question was, "do you have any maps?" type questions or "do you know the show times?" type questions. Ever sine I hold on to like a dozen. Sadly, I have hardly ever been asked those type questions ever since :(


I'll definitely be spending tons of time in Oktoberfest getting pix of Verbolten and meeting up with a few old coworkers from the summer.

Are any of the summer games attendants working through Christmas Town?
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:24 pm

I went back to Christmas Town this weekend to check out some things I missed earlier--such as the progress on Verbolten. Looks like they're moving along quite well. The indoors section is now completely enclosed. Here's a look.
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This sign greets you at the front of the park.
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Having trouble finding Verbolten? Just look for the big crane.
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The big green show building is finished--as far as I can tell.
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Meanwhile, back at the old Big Bad Wolf station . . .
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Work continues on the old footers.
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This should give you an idea of how big the new building is--at least compared to this huge pile of dirt.
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More footer work--this time, on what used to be BBW's final drop.
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Hello. What's this?
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I'm guessing this is where the trains will exit the building and hit a launched section--or is it the other way round?
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Here's another angle from farther back.
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A triumphant support stands defiant over its fallen enemy.
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Verbolten wishes you a Merry Christmas!
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby QueerRudie » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:33 pm

OUTSTANDING... This is really looking like a true game-changer for parks, and for a family coaster to feature such awesomeness is over the top...
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby Bryce232 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:50 pm

I love how I couldn't even see the building until I read the captions. I'm glad BGW is trying to disguise the coaster into the forest like this, it looks incredible!

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:57 pm

The building will be tough to spot from the bridge between Germany and Italy when the trees are full of leaves during the regular season. I'm curious about how they're going to "dress up" the outside of the building (as well as about what else is going to happen inside).

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:18 pm

cfc wrote:I'm guessing this is where the trains will exit the building and hit a launched section--or is it the other way round?

I remember that the launch into the building is supposed to be pretty high by the time it actually goes in. So, that shot's probably the exit (looks pretty low, like the free-fall comes right before it).

Is it just me, or do the riverbed footers look like floating crates?

Oh, and thanks for the height comparison. I've always wanted to know how big a roller coaster is compared to a pile of dirt. =)
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby SoCalCoasters » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:19 pm

Random thought, but what if they did a forest mural on the outside of the building. Since the darkride section is supposed to be deeper into the "black forest" I think it would fit quite nicely.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby STR8FXXXINEDGE » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:41 pm

Thanks for the update, Chuck. Glad to see a bit more progress outside of the building, too. I'm really excited about this coaster!

P.S. I really hope they bring the waterfall back!
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby donkeyman18 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:05 am

Woah woah woah wasn't this suppose to be a family coaster this thing looks intense...! Also what is up with that new building in there hmmmmm very odd...

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