Photo TR: BGE 4-21-07-Abby's first trip to a Park

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Photo TR: BGE 4-21-07-Abby's first trip to a Park

Postby pkdcoaster » Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:32 am

Well, We had planned for a while to meet some good friends of ours who have kids the same age as ours at BGE on this day and we got a gorgeous day.

As you can imagine, this was the first nice weekend of the season and the park was PACKED! Tons of Buses and they needed the 1st overflow lot to pack the people in. By Mid-day Alpengeist filled its entire Q and went onto the bridge!

This was Abby's first trip to any park (born on 11-30-06) She loved it, she was so excited the whole day.

Griffon started testing 3 train operation at about 5 for about an hour then stopped at 6. looks like all they have left is paving the observation area and put up fences and such and we are riding. :b

Here are the pics from the day

Enjoy, JEFF
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Aidan is very mad that we have to eat before we go in the park
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Abbey has to eat as well =)
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Aidan's first "big" drop ride. He loved the "Log Slide"
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THIS is how you get around at a Theme park. (wish I had that service)
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Yay! for the Sky Ride!!!!
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The Buildings look really Nice, MUCH nicer than Apollo's
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I will be riding the sky ride ALOT this year!!
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Almost ready!
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Splash pool is now Blue!
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Most of the day 1 train was on the lift and the others were in the shed
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CAUTION you MAY get wet on this ride!!!!
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I don't understand why this protective canopy is required there but not before the splash
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The puddle was the hit of the day!
(It's always the little things)
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Log flume had a 45min wait by mid day
Aidan thought it was worth every second
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Train rides are always a must!
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Beautiful
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More fun!
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Horray for testing!!!
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Daddy's Girl loves trains too!
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Postby dr.gumbo » Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:07 am

Looks like Griffons almost finished (which is good), I never knew Busch gardens had a Skyride, hopefully you will get some great photos from there of Griffon!

BTW Hope she enjoyed the day (I would like to go to a park like that :cry: )

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Postby IceDragon » Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:30 am

Griffon's gonna look really good and awesomated from the Skyride! I'll have to make a special trip sometime soon with a few friends to ride it!

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Postby DATman » Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:48 am

I would assume that the cover is only in that spot because it is more likely that two trains will cross over each other at that moment, rather than any other place on the ride.

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Postby pkdcoaster » Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:55 am

DATman wrote:I would assume that the cover is only in that spot because it is more likely that two trains will cross over each other at that moment, rather than any other place on the ride.


OK It makes sense now.....I thought it was there because of the Sky ride but now that I see it in relation to the 1st drop, it does make more sense now, more of protection from objects off the other train going down the 1st drop.

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Postby CP_RULES » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:10 am

Griffon is extremely sexy! It looks like you all had a lot of fun (especially the kids). Great pictures, especially the one of the brakes... :br
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Postby RaBbIt2002 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:19 am

Griffon looks like A lot of fun! Great pictures too =)

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Postby Axman » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:35 am

I can't belive they managed to build around the Sky Ride! Any other park probably would have torn it *cough*SFMM*cough* down.

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Postby bulldogmom » Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:14 pm

Beautiful pics! Griffon is looking great. The splash pool looks really good. And the kids are adorable!
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Postby kennywood!007 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:38 pm

WOW! Your pictures are the best of Griffon by far. GREAT Photo TR. and the picture were fantastic! :b

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