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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby _koppen » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:33 pm

And World Alley it is! Feels good to actually guess right every once in a while.

It will be the same as the one at Siam Park (same in that it have the same two features) with a Tornado 24 and a Tornado Wave.
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Postby A.J. » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:45 am

Good stuff. That one at Siam Park just looks absolutely gorgeous.

It looks like it will have a nice open flume after the Tornado Wave part, which means decent speed and probably some good spinning.
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Postby cfc » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:02 am

Water Country was due for a new slide.

Next up, Christmas Town. Who's planning to go? It starts in about two weeks.
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Postby mike541x » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:19 am

I definitely wanna try and visit Christmas Town this year, haven't been since it's first year so I really like to see how much it's improved. I remember Italy being closed off that year as well. I also wouldn't mind getting a few rides on Verbolten and if I'm lucky enough Mach Tower.

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Postby PhantomNick » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:56 am

cfc wrote:Water Country was due for a new slide.

Next up, Christmas Town. Who's planning to go? It starts in about two weeks.


Your timing is great, as I was planning to come in here to ask for any helpful hints or can't miss attractions for Christmas Town! =)

We're hitting the road early on Black Friday, but it's not to go shopping! We're making our first ever trip to BG's holiday event, and we're all excited to check it out!! We booked a package for a great rate for 2 nights, and it includes a pass good the length of our stay. We'll be heading to the park on Friday and Saturday. The pictures we've seen and the video we watched looked wonderful.

I'm also excited that this will easily be the latest in the year that I've ridden a coaster (hopefully the weather cooperates), and a new credit to boot! Our lone trip to BGW was the year before Mach Tower opened, so Verbolten is a perfect choice to have open for me! ;)

A couple questions off the top of my head that hopefully some of you (especially Chuck) might be able to answer:

-- They list Verbolten as open. If weather would end up unseasonably warmer, do they ever possibly open up a 2nd coaster for the event? Just curious on that one.
-- Mach Tower is also open. Is it in normal drop tower mode for the event? Or is it more like an observation tower to see all the lights? (I don't even know if Mach Tower can do that, but I know some towers can go into a maintenance/observation mode)
-- Any can't miss shows in the lineup? They all look pretty good, to be honest.
-- We loved the park's food when we went before. Any good food choices specific to the Christmas Town event?
-- My wife and I are giant kids at heart and we love Christmas. We both said that "Santa's Workshop" looked pretty cool. Do they allow adults to walk through there and "see Santa"? Or is it a kids only thing? (I always enjoy those things since I play Santa myself for our children's holiday party here at my work! :) )

Looking forward to our trip! Any insight is welcomed and appreciated!! Thanks!
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:19 am

I doubt they would open any other coasters as it's more of a staffing issue than a weather issue. Mach Tower will operate in "observation mode" (no drop) as Nacht Tower. The show in the Festhaus is like one of those "holiday TV specials," with more "secular" songs, while the other two shows (particularly the one in Ireland) are more "religious." They serve a good prime-rib sandwich in the Festhaus during Christmas Town, and I'm rather fond of the gingerbread cheesecake. You can also get a tasty smoked-sausage sandwich at the grill outside the Smokehouse. You can dine with Santa in Ireland, too (but I think you need to reserve this at the front of the park).

It will be mobbed the weekend you're there (right after Thanksgiving), so expect crowds. I also recommend waiting no longer than ten minutes for the penguin exhibit in France.

The park looks absolutely beautiful during Christmas Town; my favorite spot is "Holiday Hills" in Festa Italia becuase of the cool "retro" decorations they use there. Have fun!
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:21 am

Here's the official announcement video about Water Country's new slide for 2014: Colossal Curl.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby PikaPika » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:27 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like DarKastle is not open for Christmas Town. At least we get Verbolten! I'm hoping to get some people to head down there from MD. Any weekends that would be better than others?

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby live2tell75 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:39 pm

Looks cool. Now if only Adventure Island could finally add a new attraction would be great. Last new attraction added to the park was Riptide back in 2006. I think it is time!

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:40 pm

^^^Looks like a fun ride and I have never been to Water Country before so even more motivation to add that to our bucket list of water parks to visit.

Anyone know if there will be an elevator lift for the clover-shaped tubes? Kinda hard to tell in that video, but it didn't look like it.

I know that trying to haul one of those giant 3-4 person tubes up 100 feet of staircase is definitely not much fun (and totally awkward) for the over 40 crowd, so the one's with the tube elevator lifts are most appreciated.

Michael and I thought we were going to die hauling the giant tube up the side of the hill (quite steep w/steps to boot) to ride the one at Michigan's Adventure. Definitely a one and done because of that even though the slide itself was tons of fun!
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