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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby mike541x » Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:56 am

^While I haven't been to Busch Gardens this year, I've noticed the same thing happening at Kings Dominion these past few weekends. There was a few times I saw ride ops having to ask for rider's hats, as well as announcing that all hats had to be left in the station.

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Postby prozach626 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:16 pm

Yet, hat filled trains were dispatching from Fury on my last visit.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:42 pm

Huh. We've got it lucky, I guess. Most every time I'm on Coaster at Playland, and somebody's got a cap on, the ride op
just advises the rider to take their cap off, as "they might lose it." And that's it. The rider usually stuffs the cap in a back
pocket or in the jacket, etc. like Chuck would have done.

And there are caps at the bottom, inside the open areas of Coaster, lol. ;) But it's not started a No-Caps-Period policy.

And to add, I think I would rather be 'hit' by a soft cloth cap, than a cell phone, mid-ride.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:48 pm

In addition to hitting the last night of Howl-o-Scream, I took some photos for another InvadR update. This might be the last one of the year, unless I can squeeze in another when the park reopens for Christmas Town.

They've made quite a bit of progress since the last update.
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One last train ride to check out InvadR? We'll see.
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The train is getting ready for Christmas Town.
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They've even put up some Christmas trees, sans lights.
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Looks like those little footers have started to grow.
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They have a ways to go yet.
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Lots of work over at the tunnel
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Here's somewhat closer look.
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The worker's water-jug stand got some steel.
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I do believe this is some "theming." Call it a hunch.
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From the looks of that tower, the villagers are getting ready to fend off the Vikings.
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The construction wall is now completely blocking the entrance to LeScoot, which has been closed all during Howl-o-Scream.
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But they did provide another hole for curious people like us.
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The little "shed" is coming along.
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Don't impale yourselves on those sharpened posts on the right.
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They've added some wooden track since last time.
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Here's a closer look
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It's looking nice and curvy.
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Let's move on to the bridge by Alpengeist.
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Looks like another tunnel to me.
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Here's that curvy bit we saw earlier from another angle.
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A closer look.
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That's all for InvadR. Whew! Glad I sprung for Quick Queue today.
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One last look at the Rhine River trestle while the leaves start to turn. That'a all for now.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:50 pm

Great update! That last shot is amazing.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:17 am

Now that InvadR has gone vertical, I'm genuinely excited.
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Postby boldikus » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:25 am

Thanks for the great photos and update, Chuck! I'm stoked!
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby njcoasterguy34 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:21 am

I'm already considering making the trip down next May. I might take a week off and hit both Kings Island and BGW.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby defrocker » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:56 am

Seeing Invadr going vertical is getting me excited for this as well. I considered going to BGW this year but hearing the announcement as early as they made it made me wait until next year. I haven't been there in like 3 years and that's too long between visits since I live 4 hours away. It seems like they've made a lot of minor improvements over the past few seasons as well.

Bottom line is I'm more excited for a small GCI than I should be because it gives me another reason to get to a fantastic park (possibly my favorite) next year.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby southpuddle » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:41 pm

I guess I wasn't aware that InvadR would be prtially steel-supported. Interesting. I think this is the perfect addition for a nearly perfect park.

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