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Postby prozach626 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:00 am

boldikus wrote:BUT the craft beer room in the back of the Festhaus is the place to be for the best beers

Lie. The last few times I went they didn't sell Coors Light or Yuengling in the Festhaus.

Thanks for the info on QQ. We've had it a couple times, but never when the park has sold out of them. And yes. Verbolten's loading always seems to be a shit show. It's like a 20 minute wait once you get into the station.

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Postby boldikus » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:35 am

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boldikus wrote:BUT the craft beer room in the back of the Festhaus is the place to be for the best beers

Lie. The last few times I went they didn't sell Coors Light or Yuengling in the Festhaus.

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Postby anonymouscactus » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:27 am

I know you mentioned certain rides not on Qq, but just to be clear there is another more expensive tier of quick queue which does include unlimited Invadr, tempesto, and one ride Finnegan's once it opens.

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Postby djcoastermark » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:18 am

Oy, all this talk of beer. Let's not forget, they have wines, plenty of them. We generally, are wine drinkers, so it came as a nice surprise that there is a place in the France section that does wine tastings. And the bonus was, you could buy a bottle ( for as little as $20) have them uncork it and take it with you around the park. We found a nice table outside by the festy house with a view of a bunch of coasters, had lunch and wine. Perfection IMO. There were quite a few people that came up to us to ask where we got the wine.

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Postby Married a Canadian » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:36 am

Thanks for tips everyone. Very much looking forward to it...and we will follow the advice here. Beer selection looks awesome (love the Coors lite quip!).
I saw the QQ unlimited option, I think I shall wait and see till we get to the park (we are going on a weekday) as it sounds like we "should" be OK.

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Postby bert425 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:58 am

^ don't miss the Rhine River cruise while there.. it's a nice 20 minute getaway (entrance is on the lake (on walkway between LNM (from front of park) & Carousel from German side).. . and offers some great views of Verbolten & Apollo from the boat.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:13 pm

^I agree. The tour is really cool.

djcoastermark wrote:Oy, all this talk of beer. Let's not forget, they have wines, plenty of them. We generally, are wine drinkers, so it came as a nice surprise that there is a place in the France section that does wine tastings. And the bonus was, you could buy a bottle ( for as little as $20) have them uncork it and take it with you around the park. We found a nice table outside by the festy house with a view of a bunch of coasters, had lunch and wine. Perfection IMO. There were quite a few people that came up to us to ask where we got the wine.


I remember the first time we went they offered a wine tour package where you received a souvenir Busch Gardens glass. There were three or four wine stations to visit where you received a sample or two from each. Germany, France, Italy, and maybe one other. We had a good time with that and we still occasionally use the glasses.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:27 pm

boldikus wrote:^ We really need to go there one of these days. We always pass it on the way in, say we'll come back to check it out, and then never do because, well... Festhaus.


The selection at Grogan's isn't as extensive as the Brauhaus, but they improved it a few years ago. Grogan's is a nice place to relax, too (but it can get crowded at times).
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:31 pm

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boldikus wrote:^ We really need to go there one of these days. We always pass it on the way in, say we'll come back to check it out, and then never do because, well... Festhaus.


The selection at Grogan's isn't as extensive as the Brauhaus, but they improved it a few years ago. Grogan's is a nice place to relax, too (but it can get crowded at times).


the Cider options they had there were fantastic.

I'm not a big drinker, but I had a couple of the Ciders when there with TPR (and they were soooo good)
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Married a Canadian » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:33 pm

don't miss the Rhine River cruise while there.. it's a nice 20 minute getaway (entrance is on the lake (on walkway between LNM (from front of park) & Carousel from German side).. . and offers some great views of Verbolten & Apollo from the boat.


Thanks for that tip Bert. Your advice for Kennywood last year was spot on, so we will definitely do this.
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