Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:18 pm

Great report! Those hard hat tours are fun. Pantheon looks ridiculous in the best possible way.

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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:26 pm

Great report, and awesome photos!! Thanks for sharing!! Some of these elements looks absolutely AMAZING!! In the best way possible.
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Postby pryonisys » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:30 am

I purchased my tickets for this summer last week, these behind the scene pictures just make me that much more excited

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Postby thrillseeker4552 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:22 am

Great report. This is still my favorite/most anticipated 2020 coaster. We don't deserve Intamin.
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Postby cfc » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:38 am

I'm glad that Intamin is finally coming back to BGW. I think the last Intamin ride built at the park was Escape from Pompeii. They should've used them for Mach Tower, too. ;)
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Postby bert425 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:36 pm

these are some great pics, Chuck.

and agreed, the color choice on the track is lovely!

Def. on my radar to get back to this park (sooner rather than later), to ride the new hotness!
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Postby CoasterAuditor » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:00 pm

Great photos and report Chuck! Whoever at BGW that said “hey let’s take this beautiful beer garden with coasters that everyone loves, and add a screaming swing, and 2 huge Intamin coasters” is one of my favorite people in the world.
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Postby anonymouscactus » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:25 pm

Looks amazing. Thanks for the tour and great photos!

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby TurnOfTheCentury » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:25 am

THIS may be the one I look forward the most in 2020.
I love what Intamin is doing here.

It looks like they are designing almost-PERFECT swiss army knife type coasters to me:

(1) lots of twisty craziness (especially low to the ground);
(2) launches;
(3) huge steep drops;
(4) airtime;
(5) crazy inversions;
(6) and even miscellany like RMC type outer banked hills.

It really feels like it has a little bit of EVERYTHING? (the parc asterix one in France looks even MORE amazing!)
Other than perhaps Maverick, I can't think of too many other steel coasters with this kind of diversity (obviously, RMCs have it, and are likely the inspiration here, with two elements: the stall and the outer bank looking very RMC-ey)

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