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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:33 am

SharkTums wrote:^Journalism at its finest right there!


Well, it is the Virginia Gazette--one of the worst papers anywhere.

^I recall Screamscape mentioning something about an indoor, themed drop tower for BGW a while back, but I can't find it on there now. I think something along the lines of Phantasialand's Mystery Tower would be pretty cool.
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Postby AndCamSS » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:09 pm

cfc wrote:
SharkTums wrote:^Journalism at its finest right there!


Well, it is the Virginia Gazette--one of the worst papers anywhere.

^I recall Screamscape mentioning something about an indoor, themed drop tower for BGW a while back, but I can't find it on there now. I think something along the lines of Phantasialand's Mystery Tower would be pretty cool.


You also gotta love how its a "Tower Coaster" too!

Wonder if this paper would refer to a carousel as a "Walking Horse Coaster". :)

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby kidcoaster 2 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:13 pm

So since they describe it as a "Tower Coaster" will it count as a credit? ;)

But, on a more serious note I think a drop tower will be a great fit for the park, and I am sure the views will be nice.

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby angryemobeaver » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:37 pm

I wander if it will be like Kings Dominion's and hold 50 people, or be some other type. I've always though both Busch Gardens parks were lacking thrill rides (not coasters), but this drop tower will be a great addition for BGW.

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby WildStangAlex » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:16 pm

I really hope it is a drop tower, an it'd be amazing if it were an S&S tower!

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:23 pm

This is just PURE speculation, but if the rumors hold true that the next BGT coaster is an Intamin, I do wonder if they may have done a multi-package deal?

A coaster for BGT, and Drop Ride for BGW, a ??? for Sea World....

Also, remember that the indoor drop ride at Phantasialand is also an Intamin...I couldn't see Busch putting in your 'typical, off the shelf drop tower', but I can totally see them doing something like Mystery Castle...

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby oriolat » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:29 pm

robbalvey wrote:Also, remember that the indoor drop ride at Phantasialand is also an Intamin...I couldn't see Busch putting in your 'typical, off the shelf drop tower', but I can totally see them doing something like Mystery Castle...


I don't know BGE but wouldn't a 260 feet castle look a bit too dominating and odd?
Still, if they can pull something along the lines of Mystery Castle, they'll have a winner. I absolutely LOVE that ride and the fact that it's indoors makes the drop seem larger than it actually is. Plus the capacity would be on pair with the other major rides at the park. Makes sense to me.

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby KDcoasterMAN » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:35 pm

^^ That would be a nice idea though... While looking at Donkey, "I think that he's compensating for something? Heh?"

I'm rather curious where the ride would be located in the germany section of Octoberfest, it was mentioned near the De Whirlbel... I really don't see that much space over there unless the BBW Station would be removed or one of the flats would be removed. My speculation is the Bumper Cars. It's a very less than travels section of the park and it will bring more visitors back there and hopefully be the beginning of an expansion.

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby Meteornotes » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:44 pm

robbalvey wrote:
Remember that Blackstone/Merlin owns a LOT of parks in Europe, so I can totally see them taking ideas from other European parks! Furius Baco, Mystery Castle, what next?

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Hopefully Hollywood Tour...

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:46 pm

So what will it be called? Das Drop? Der Fallinfast?
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