Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby PayneTrain » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:55 am

It feels like they wanted an excuse to call it Verbolten.
While it sounds like the coolest play on words ever, I'm a little sad it appears they are abandoning the "coasters-based-on-mythical-creatures" naming and theming in both BGT and BGW. Still, Verbolten--the way the name flows for me makes up for the genericness of Mach Tower.

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Postby Skycoastin Steve » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:39 am

^Maybe Verbolten was once a terrible creature that roamed the German Autobahn giving out ticky tack speeding tickets, and this is the drivers doing their very best to get away from him.
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Postby Electerik » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:54 am

Yeah, I came out pretty strongly in favor of Verbolten in the survey as well. "Revenge of the Black Forest"? That's almost as bad as Cheetah Hunt! What, am I being chased by trees??

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:51 am

At least its not Revenge of the Big Bad Wolf... Or Flight Deck.
Change the scheme, Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls if you would be so kind!

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:00 am

I was hoping for "Drachen Wulf."
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby BeemerBoy » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:06 am

If it's "Inspired by the famed autobahn," then why not just call it "Autobahn," and have Porsche, Mercedes, or VW sponsor it? Busch creative team, I'll fax my resume whenever you'd like.
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:08 am

^Have we not learned a lesson from other parks using unnecessarily expensive branding for their rides? Italian Job? All the Six Flags brands?
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby BeemerBoy » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:10 am

^ Poor Busch. Being compared to SF and CF like that. :-(
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:12 am

^Not really comparing the park to CF or SF, just saying that branding of rides rarely works out in the end. The cost of the branding does nothing for you in return.
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:56 am

it did a lot for carowinds this year...
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