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Postby defrocker » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:58 pm

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Postby Jman0477 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:49 pm

They have also added a huge flat screen tv in the station to show the loading time and all seats locked red and green was there on Saturday and 3 train dispatches were under 45 seconds using the new screen helps the people boarding but also the ops to move faster

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Postby DorneyKid14 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:21 pm

Jman0477 wrote:They have also added a huge flat screen tv in the station to show the loading time and all seats locked red and green was there on Saturday and 3 train dispatches were under 45 seconds using the new screen helps the people boarding but also the ops to move faster


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Postby bgtlover » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:02 pm

^&^^They have it on Montu & SheiKra at BGT as well. It may have been on Kumba, but I didn't notice since there was no wait...lol If not they will likely add them when they close for maintenance next month.
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Postby drummermattk » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:14 pm

Im honestly surprised this hasn't made it's way over here but BGW just made a HOS announcement via Facebook live!

Here's a recap of what was announced:
July 13th, 2017 10:00PM
Dark Castle will become "Frostbite". It will be a new maze that uses some of dark castle's scenery. A whole new story where a guardian who has watched over the castle for years is no longer with us, thus the frost/iciness take over the maze and the monsters. The frost will take over whatever is inside and it has teeth and it will bite!

Firstly done at the park, you will go down into "the pit" where the ride "lives". You will explore the ride like you've never done before.
Video screens, climate control and flat floors will all play a big impact on the maze!

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Postby pryonisys » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:50 am

Seems like a cool use of existing space. Don't know if Darkastle got a lot of traffic during the haunt season so this would be a good way to use existing structure.

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Postby coasterbill » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:01 am

It blows my mind that a company like Busch Gardens doesn't know how to shoot video properly. I'm on a PC and that video is annoying as hell to watch. Turn your phone 90 degrees. It's really not that difficult.

PS: I'm not a big fan of this. Darkastle is a great ride and it fits the haunt theme perfectly already. I'd much rather they put a maze somewhere else.

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Postby boldikus » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:06 am

^ Agreed. Love that ride. This is dumb.
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Postby CoasterAuditor » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:12 am

Curse of DarKastle is essentially one of BGWs main attractions. I really don't get the logic behind turning it into a maze. I'd much rather ride DarKastle than go through a haunted maze.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:15 pm

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NEW CHILLS COMING TO HOWL-O-SCREAM®

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg adds FrostBite to its lineup of spooky haunted houses.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (July 14, 2017) – A different kind of chill is coming to Howl-O-Scream® this year at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg.

Goose bumps will be in store with the addition of FrostBite to Busch Gardens’ lineup of scary haunted houses.

That’s not the only new feature this year at Howl-O-Scream. The park also will provide an exclusive sneak peek at the event with the first-ever Pass Member Howl-O-Scream Preview Night on Sept. 22. Park guests must have a valid annual Busch Gardens pass to attend this event.

Howl-O-Scream opens Sept. 23 and runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 29. New this year, the park will stay open until midnight on Saturdays in October and will add two Thursdays, Oct. 19 and 26, to its schedule.

FrostBite, located inside the park’s Curse of DarKastle attraction, will take guests on a frigid journey through an enchanted stronghold that has been overtaken by icy creatures.

Frost consumes everyone trapped within. Those who dare to walk through this fortress are exposed to a harrowing array of chilling elements.

Pass members will get a first look at the new haunted house during their Preview Night, which will be held from 4-10 p.m. The entire park also will be open for pass members to enjoy their favorite haunted houses, Terror-tories™, thrilling rides, terrific shows and culinary delights.

FrostBite, which replaces the retired Bitten, gives Busch Gardens seven haunted houses.

NEW FrostBite: The fire-breathing giant that once guarded the enchanted dark castle has met his chilling demise. He once stalked the premises, providing the warm lifeblood for the stronghold, but now his bones are mere decoration in a macabre icy grave. Frostbite now consumes all those trapped within. The cold is not the only bone-chilling resident of the castle, however. For the ice has teeth … And this frost … Bites.

Circo Sinistro: No one knows when or where the tents will rise, but all who see them are drawn to find out what lies inside Circo Sinistro at Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Howl-O-Scream. This haunted house is not of this world and not of this time – but beware, what you see, you soon will be.

Catacombs: Through a ruined cemetery filled with statues lies a tunnel that leads to an underground city. Its history is more terrifying than that of France’s worst revolutions. Deep within these tunnels lie mile after mile of bones—the final resting place for those who are buried here. But all is not as quiet as it appears. As guests venture forth into the dank, dripping corridors of rat infested remains, the voices of the dead begin to speak, and some have taken shape.

Dead Line: Deep underground, construction of the newest line of the Pompeii Metro was moving smoothly until an ancient pipe was accidentally struck. At first, it seemed like steam. Then the mist became thicker, more sinister. Now the strange gas is leaking quickly, and everyone trapped inside is infected. The difficult decision was made to cut off all communication to the outside world. The Dead Line is off the grid.

Cornered: It’s 1977 and a picturesque farming community is in an uproar over the ongoing disappearances of its residents. Each time someone goes missing, an intricate corn husk doll is left behind leading many to suspect local corn-farmer Jasper McCobb. The McCobb farm has fallen into disrepair since the death of Jasper’s mother. Could the missing townspeople be somewhere in the maze of maize? Join the search party and find out.

Lumberhack: Hikers beware: The woods hold a terrifying secret. More than 50 years ago a logging camp was abandoned after a horrific accident where saws ripped into human flesh instead of tree bark. Tragically, the loggers perished … only to inexplicably awaken from death sometime later filled with inhuman rage. The undead loggers rampaged until every living thing in the camp had felt the bite of their axes. Now the forgotten lumberjacks lie waiting for unsuspecting campers to stumble into their den of the damned.

Unearthed: Scarlett’s Revenge: During maintenance at the park, an excavation crew uncovered a centuries-old house buried deep beneath the ground. Upon opening its door, a sinister force was unearthed—Scarlett—a furious demon who wields a deadly deck of magical cards she uses to summon her evil minions. Journey below to experience the splintered labyrinth of horrors and the revengeful wrath of this demon scorned.

Busch Gardens becomes a seriously scary place at 6 p.m. when the Howl-O-Scream haunts come out. Guests should consider the park’s elevated scare factor when deciding whether Howl-O-Scream is appropriate for young children.

Hours of operation during Howl-O-Scream may vary. The Curse of DarKastle attraction will be closed for the season starting Sept. 4, then reopen as FrostBite on Sept. 22. Please visit www.howloscream.com/va for a schedule and additional information.
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