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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby BG Noeit Al » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:18 pm

I was speaking with one of the ride operators for Mach Tower today. He said that there will not be an opening next week due to some sort of delay. Also, he mentioned that they are supposed to be training the team members next week. I am assuming the week after next will be when the Team Member's get to ride Mach Tower for paid shifts* and then an opening to the general public.

*Yes, seasonal team member's can sign up to be paid $7.65 to ride Mach Tower. The ride time was scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday. Sadly, the schedule has been cancelled and hopefully rescheduled soon. There are two shifts. A morning one and evening one. Each shift will host 3 groups. Over a 3 hour period the 3 groups with 30 team members in each group will ride Mach Tower two times non-stop, get off, and let the next group go.*

This is very good news as it means we can expect an opening within the month if no more major delays occur.

Edit - By the way, I have been reading the thread for awhile and thought I should start putting in my two cents, hope you don't mind.
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby CardCraze » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:59 pm

Busch Gardens has disabled comments on their FaceBook page due to overwhelming amounts of spam and inappropraite content.
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:29 pm

Kings Dominion'a FB page was having the same problem--mostly porn, from what I hear.
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby netdvn » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:26 am

Mach Tower update!

Ride's been testing all week long with a few stops in between. I've seen the car rotate on a number of occasions as well as moving up the tower + dropping, raising the catch car, and raising + lowering the carriage. The ride was not testing Sunday.. Training should commence later this week. No word on official opening yet, just unconfirmed dates.

I still say cross your fingers for next week.
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby BG Noeit Al » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:58 am

They didn't disable anything on their Facebook. They just switched it so when you open their Facebook you see only Busch Gardens posts, but if you click Most Recent in the corner it shows everyones posts. You can still post. The spam though are basically posts by random people that have a picture of some naked lady and then a link to a random website, not even a porn site.
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:17 am

There was quite a bit of moaning and complaining about the "build a coaster with pretzels" contest results, too--but I don't know what all the brouhaha was about.
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby BG Noeit Al » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:16 am

Yeah, at first the computer messed up and switched the two percents so first place went to third and third place went to first. After someone said something, the park replied saying they were looking into it, then when the contest was over second and third place won and first place didn't.
I am assuming their computer made a mistake and they thought that they would fix it by choosing who they thought had the most votes.
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:39 am

Went down to the park last Friday for a little while, took some pictures of the most recent work done on the Verbolten construction site, and the hole for the building is HUGE. Take a look!
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The station is pretty much gutted out.
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You can see this simply by going to the right of the bumper car building.
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One of the old footers, you get a good appreciation for how deep these things go into the ground.
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Massive hole.
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Can't wait to see the building!
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterKidKyle » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:45 am

Not sure if this is true but I was watching a video online and it was for Mach Tower. At the end of the ad the voice-over said Mach Tower, now open at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Can anyone confirm or deny?
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby Intimidator305 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:02 am

Haha don't get your hopes up. Where I live they were advertising Mach Tower (as if it was open) back in April. :?r

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