Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby T-BONDIcoasterkid » Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:33 pm

According to BGWfans.com, the drop track is now covered in tarp or something. BGWfans has the only pictures out there. Here is a picture from BGWfans!
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the blueprint thingy.
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Postby sammmmmy » Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:56 pm

This is really exciting to see what Zerier will do with this! Too bad we can't see what the track looks like yet though!
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Postby Swiftman » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:12 pm

Public drop track pictures: Link

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Postby ernierocker » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:25 am

^Thanks for sharing! Pretty cool seeing the drop track section before it gets hidden in the show building.
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Postby SoCalCoasters » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:49 am

The complexity of this drop section makes Th13teen's drop technology look like tinker toys :P

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:04 am

This looks really cool, primarily because those look like magnetic brakes, so I think we're looking at legitimate freefall here!! Looks to be about 10 feet judging by the guys sitting on the tracks. Can't wait to see more track go up - especially the finale!
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Postby andyuk200523 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:20 pm

It certainly looks impressive, its nice to see some drop track in the daylight, as Altons was hidden and never seen outside, the only thing I would say is that it looks over engineered to the max!!!

I hope it is well covered over, as the beauty of Th13teens drop track is from a ride perspective, you cannot see any supports or structure at all, whereas on this, you will see everything apart from the mechanics underneath!

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby odene497 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:41 pm

This is really awesome to see out in the open, what's basically a drop tower for a coaster train. Very cool element, can't wait to see the finished product!
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby Saldek » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:07 am

Construction video #2 with Larry Giles.


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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby RollerCoasterSmi » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:31 am

This is looking seriously awesome. Thi13teen's drop section was more like a frog hopper, this is going to be a proper drop... AWESOME! This is looking much better than I could have anticipated, after seeing the outlines for the layout I was a bit :| , but after it being announced and seeing this proper drop I am now :b :b :b . It seems that Verbolten corrects all the "not so great" elements of Thi13teen with what should be a better coaster part and a better drop.
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