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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby netdvn » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:49 pm

The footers from BBW's last turnarounds (going into the station) will be reused as well. Chances are all the old footers from the finale over the river to the station belonged to BBW.
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Postby Swiftman » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:51 pm

Looking at the plans, I can tell you that basically all the footers from the bottom of the first drop to the brake run are reused Big Bad Wolf footers.

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Postby Schotcher » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:17 pm

54 million? Wouldn't that take the 2nd most expensive coaster title? (Alpengeist, Griffon, and AC combined cost a total of 56 million if I'm not wrong).

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby T-BONDIcoasterkid » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:51 pm

Swiftman wrote:The station has been completely gutted and will be fully rebuilt on the inside with the outer shell staying the same. As for the transfer track, the old maintenance area will now be part of the station and two new maintenance areas will be added. Together, they will be able to hold all 5 trains. The village area has been completely destroyed and is the future site of the "event building".

The forecast cost for the attraction as a whole is $54 Million.

I dont see how in the world it could be 54 million dollars. Thats two Intimidator 305's and then some.
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby netdvn » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:53 pm

The theming elements that this ride is gonna have will amp the price up a few million.

A $50 mil budget gives me high hopes that this will be themed about as close to Disney/Universal as the park can get.
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby T-BONDIcoasterkid » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:30 am

Hey guys! I found some more pictures from BGWfans.com! The helix on Verbolten has been constructed! thGWanks to Chrsi and Brian Skinner at BGWfans!
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Postby braztaz » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:40 am

That looks great! I wasn't too excited for this ride, but now that it's starting construction, I'm getting pretty excited!
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Postby gisco » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:52 am

Nice pictures, can't wait to see more. Can people get a good look at the construction when they go to the Halloween eevent?

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby T-BONDIcoasterkid » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:11 am

I think you can get a pretty good view from the bumper cars queue (Der Autobahn), but I did not take those pictures, so I do not know for sure.
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:32 am

If you walk past the Festhaus to the right of the bumper cars, you can get a great look through the fence at that smoking area right there. I'm going to be there on closing day to get one last look at it before the building goes up.
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