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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Homeboy23 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:07 am

At the park right now, they are telling people that opening is may 18, they said it was announced this morning. This coming from someone in a higher up position (not sure how high up) and not just the regular employee. Tale that for what its worth.
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Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:11 am

^That's some good news! Now I just need SkyRush to be announced as opening Memorial Day Weekend (or sooner) so I can finalize my plans to visit those parks that weekend.
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Postby Homeboy23 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:35 am

And to back that up they did put a sign in front of the ride saying it will open in May.
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Postby cfc » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:37 pm

So far, so good. Looking forward to riding Verbolten next month.

Unless this is just a cruel April Fool's joke. ;)
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Postby mightypotato » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:55 pm

That is most certainly good news. I'm hitting up BGW at the start of June and was a little apprehensive about it being open on time.
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Postby coasterfreak101 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:03 pm

Busch started opening up its Fun Card offer to non-VA residents, right? I don't see any reference to it on their online tickets page, but I wanted to make sure that was the case! Sounds like I'll be down there later this month, and of course again this summer for Verbolten!
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Postby Schotcher » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:31 pm

^ Yep. Bought one last year, and I'm not from VA. :)

EDIT: Oh, I did some research last night, and realized AC is the only B&M Hyper/Giga to not have a 54"+ height requirement (AC's requirement is 52"),does anyone know why this is?

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Postby Saldek » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:38 pm

Schotcher wrote:EDIT: Oh, I did some research last night, and realized AC is the only B&M Hyper/Giga to not have a 54"+ height requirement (AC's requirement is 52"),does anyone know why this is?


Not sure why this is but Alpengeist initially opened with a 52-inch minimum height requirement and it stayed that way for a couple of years. I believe Montu and Kombu opened with a 52-inch minimum as well.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby UrbanLegend » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:44 pm

Vaguely off-topic, does anyone know how ride height requirements are actually determined? Is it up to the manufacturer's discretion or the park's, or some other governing body? And what criteria are used? So many questions!
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby scbt » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:58 pm

^ that's a good question, I would guess that it's the ride's manufacturer but I don't really know.

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