Page 1086 of 1087

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:46 pm
by Nrthwnd
DoinItForTheFame wrote:Thanks for the photos!! This coaster sure is looking awesome! Can’t wait to give it a go! :br

cfc wrote: There's still quite a bit of track to be installed, but it's coming along nicely.


It’ll still open before West Coast Racers. :lol: :devil:


There should a betting pool in Vegas, Reno...or somewhere.... ;)

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:40 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Pantheon's looking great! Man I need to get back to Virginia.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:19 am
by boldikus
Thanks for the quality update, Chuck. Love this park and can't wait to ride this.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:51 pm
by cfc
Christmas Town Opens at Busch Gardens

Howl-o-Scream is over, and with all the ghouls safely tucked back into their respective tombs, graves, and isolated cabins and castles, it's time for Christmas Town!

The park kicked off its annual yuletide extravaganza on Saturday, November 16, and other than "Merry Christmas" and "ho, ho ho," the word of the day was wind. A coastal storm was lashing the East Coast, and while BGW didn't see any rain, the park definitely felt the cold winds that were gusting between 20 and 30 miles per hour. This played a little havoc with some of the decorations (and closed the skyride), but the opening came off pretty well.

Not much has changed this year for Christmas Town. You can still visit Santa's Workshop in Germany and chow down at his Fireside Feast in Ireland; catch a performance of Deck the Halls (Festhaus), Gloria (Abbeystone Theatre), Scrooge No More (Globe Theatre), Elmo's Christmas Wish (Sesame Street Forest of Fun), and Twas the Night (ice show in France); score a turkey dinner or sirloin sandwich at the Festhaus; ride the Christmas Town Express; and, of course, take in the 10 million or so lights shining throughout the park. Flat rides were running, as were Verbolten and InvadR.

One new attraction was the Traditions Tree Maze. It's a maze of fir trees leading to various kiosks where you can learn about holiday traditions in other cultures.

Better bundle up, as it's pretty chilly tonight. I threw in some photos of Pantheon, too. We can always warm with a cocktail at Grogan's Pub later.

Christmas Town runs on select days through January 5.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:16 pm
by cfc
Ready for a bit more merriment?

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:23 pm
by Nrthwnd
Awesome Holiday Report, Chuck! <sighs> I need to attend more holiday periods, in some future parks, lol.
Great stuff. Thanks.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:21 am
by jynx242
Those trees lit up in the woods were really very lovely! Everything looks great (as I would expect from them.) Thanks for braving the cold and sharing these Chuck.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:05 am
by coasterbill
Great report!

In other news, the park has announced that Pantheon's speed will be boosted by 1 mph to claim the title of "World's Fastest Multi-Launch Coaster" from Taron from because they forgot that China exists.


I guess the distinction that they're making is that Soaring with Dragon passes over the same launch track multiple times so it's not a "Multi-Launch Coaster" but they don't even believe their own bullsh*t since this was their press release head for Tigris.

Of course none of this actually matters and all that does matter is that the ride will be amazing but they're just making stuff up as they go. :lol:

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:40 am
by Canobie Coaster
At least that record makes more sense than Six Flags New England still advertising their SkyScreamer as the world's tallest swing ride.

All I care about is that this ride looks amazing.

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:48 am
by PKI Jizzman
It's all marketing bullsh*t and someone doesn't have their facts right, whatever. I think it's hilarious Intamin made both, and I'm sure BGW looked at Soaring with Dragon when getting the planning for Pantheon together.