Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

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Postby bert425 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:08 pm

so cool to see the construction pics.

never got to the park when this existed, so sadly never got to try it out myself.. but used to watch videos of it.
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Postby DILinator » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:56 pm

I'm one of those who rode Drachen Fire before the reprofiling, and while it was rough, I didn't mind it too much, and rode on it a second time directly after the first. I certainly don't think it was as bad as many rough coasters that still exist today, but oh well...
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Postby pryonisys » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:21 am

I rode it both before and after. I didn't hate it. In fact I was able to ride it a ton of times in one day (there wasn't ever any real line when I was there), the problem was none of the rest of my family was able to do the same. Probably because I was short when it was open I didn't get my head boxed by the restraints the same way older/taller riders did.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby pianojohn » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:02 am

While stuck at home, I found this 1997 Press Kit CD from BGW.

LOTS of pics of defunct rides so enjoy!
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4th row back in the yellow tank top. Yeah. That's me. We had to ride it 9X for this press shoot. AWFUL!!
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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:12 am

^ WOW!! You find some of the most awesome stuff!! Thanks for sharing!

I wonder why Loch Ness Monster no longer has a train in each loop at the same time, like in the above photo?
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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:23 am

Busch Gardens always looks so good. Love the CD-ROM with instructions, too. :lol:

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Postby SharkTums » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:54 am

More great finds!

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Postby Guy T. Koepp » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:14 pm

Awesome pics. I really need to get back to this park. So much new stuff. The last time i was there was the year BBW closed. :cry:
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:43 pm

Damn. It looks like Arrow really gave it a hell of a try with Drachen Fire.

DoinItForTheFame wrote:^ WOW!! You find some of the most awesome stuff!! Thanks for sharing!

I wonder why Loch Ness Monster no longer has a train in each loop at the same time, like in the above photo?


I've read other users comment that it provided strain on the support structure and was stopped to promote the longevity of the ride. I don't know when they stopped doing that.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby ripleybl » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:07 pm

I just received the email from BG & SeaWorld and I'm not understanding this statement about my annual membership for 2020. As stated in the email, "We are automatically extending all active Annual Passes and Membership products to SeaWorld and Busch Gardens for the length of time in which the parks remain closed." That being said, I don't see the parks opening anytime soon, so will it just renew for 2021? If the park never opens for 2020, will I be screwed and not be refunded my money for my 2020 annual membership? What happens if the park finally opens in September/October... I mean thats like only 1 month I can visit the park before it closes for the year. That would suck to have paid all that money to be able to visit the park for 1 month. Am I overthinking it or something? The email is just very vague and I have a ton of questions.
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