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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby bachir » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:29 am

Planning for 3 days in Williamsburg in July. Original itinerary had us spending 2 of the 3 days at Busch Gardens. That said, is Water Country a worthwhile visit? And if so, is it a full day's worth of activity? Any other water parks that it is comparable to?

We did the Holiday World water park last summer, I was very impressed.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:13 am

bachir wrote:Planning for 3 days in Williamsburg in July. Original itinerary had us spending 2 of the 3 days at Busch Gardens. That said, is Water Country a worthwhile visit? And if so, is it a full day's worth of activity? Any other water parks that it is comparable to?

We did the Holiday World water park last summer, I was very impressed.


They are opening their first water coaster this year: Cutback. Water Country is a very good water park (especially Aquazoid, Big Daddy Falls, and Hubba-Hubba Highway, a fast lazy river).
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:34 am

What’s the deal with quick queue here? Do they assign rows? Tempesto and InvadR not on unlimited? We’re trying to get in and all of Virginia is here today.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:50 am

boldikus wrote:What’s the deal with quick queue here? Do they assign rows? Tempesto and InvadR not on unlimited? We’re trying to get in and all of Virginia is here today.


It's a mixed bag. They assign row 2 on Apollo's Chariot for Quick Queue, but on Alpengiest, QQ gets you into the station and you pick your own row. InvadR has an assigned row, too. They don't assign rows for Verbolten, Griffon, or Loch Ness Monster.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:09 am

We wound up getting it. Park is packed. Get that paper, Shamu.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:01 am

cfc wrote:
boldikus wrote:What’s the deal with quick queue here? Do they assign rows? Tempesto and InvadR not on unlimited? We’re trying to get in and all of Virginia is here today.


It's a mixed bag. They assign row 2 on Apollo's Chariot for Quick Queue, but on Alpengiest, QQ gets you into the station and you pick your own row. InvadR has an assigned row, too. They don't assign rows for Verbolten, Griffon, or Loch Ness Monster.

I thought so. I don't remember them assigning rows on anything BUT Apollo. Emily only likes to ride in the front on inverted coasters, so that's one of the reasons I believe this is so. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:44 am

:lol: I love this park.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby xVicesAndVirtues » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:09 pm

^Yasss I'm going next weekend and I can't wait. This will be my first visit since about 2012 or 2013.

A few questions for you guys- I'm still kicking myself for not reserving Time Saver at Dollywood and they ran out. Does BGW ever really run out of Quick Queue? I've never seen this happen at the Tampa park, but you never know. Of course the website says "limited quantities", but just wanted to be sure.

Also, their sales website does not list Tempesto or Invadr as being available with Quick Queue, is this accurate? I'm kind of thinking Tempesto is the most likely candidate for a long wait given the capacity, is this the only "Laff Trak" of the park to worry about? Thanks!

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:20 am

boldikus wrote:We wound up getting it. Park is packed. Get that paper, Shamu.


coasterbill wrote::lol: I love this park.

Glad y'all had fun! Wow that looked packed, but Easter weekend, yeah.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:16 am

^^ They ran out at the place by the front gate by 11am yesterday. We thought we were absolutely screwed but for some reason the gift shop back by Griffin was happy to sell us unlimited Quick Queue even though the website and front gate said that they were sold out. That place was a life-saver.

InvadR and Tempesto were not included.

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