Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby paiging_jen » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:41 pm

Awesome update Chuck! Busch has done an amazing job with the theming and those trains are beautiful. I can't wait to check this out later this summer.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby snowboard83 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:41 pm

Wow Chuck! Verbolten has changed a lot since you and me were on the hard hat tour!! Thanks for the update, I hope to go next sunday.

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Postby BaMiTsPaT » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:59 pm

Those trains look incredible. I love the wheels and mirrors! Does anyone know how many of the five trains can run at one time?
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby netdvn » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:48 pm

Worked Pass Member preview today. A couple of other observations.

- The park was packed. It felt like a busy summer weekend. Hopefully the crowd dies down later, but with the warm weather, I don't see it happening.
- I absolutely love Verbolten's station. It looks amazing.
- The new maps resemble BGT's maps from last year (bright and colorful on the back) I got a couple today for anyone who wants to trade.
- Entwined was undergoing dress rehearsal. I didn't get to see it.
- Best of all, BGW brought the bananas/rasta-bananas back for another run. Not only that, the park introduced new plush chili peppers :lover: I plan on winning a few during the summer.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby QueerRudie » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:26 pm

Outstanding photos again Chuck- and Verbolten is by far the eye-catcher of the season. I'm glad they're taking the extra minute to make everything look so good with it.

How were the other rides at the park doing? Hopefully my beloved Nessie was doing well for the day...

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:27 pm

^^Yep--very busy. All the main parking lots were full, and they were using the Scotland lot across from the brewery. Food service seemed to be bearing the brunt of it.

^Everything seemed to be running just fine (esp. Apollo's Chariot).
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Schotcher » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:52 pm

I know BGW is supposed to plant trees over by the bridge and around the event building, but are they going to plant them before it opens or sometime later?

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Coaster_Fanatic » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:16 pm

Wow.. Just wow.. I will definitely be making a trip to Busch Gardens Williamsburg this Summer :lover:
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby pkdcoaster » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:25 pm

Sorry we missed you Chuck, the park was packed but the lines for the big 3 coasters were surprisingly short (Mostly all families at the park)
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I really hope they get the waterfall going again but it looks like it is just gonna be for drainage. :(

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby CorkscrewFoley » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:28 pm

Chuck, loving the updates, and the pics as well. Thank you once again, good sir. Now I have a question...is it me, or does that drop out of the covered bridge look steep for a family coaster? I can't wait for this to open...

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