Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby mike541x » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:59 am

I really need to go back to Christmas Town, it looks like they've done so much since their first year (my first and only trip to CT). Maybe I'll catch a break next month and have time to go.

BTW Verbolten looks amazing during CT.

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Postby VACoasterdude » Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:00 pm

Thanks for the report Chuck and the additional pictures Zach. Makes me look forward to our visit in a couple of weeks on what I am sure will be an extremely crowded Saturday in early December.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:58 pm

I never noticed the Christmas lights on the remote-control trucks--good catch, Zach.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby zachclarke2 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:58 pm

Thanks, I found it rather cute. :p They had cobwebs and whatnot on them at Halloween, so it caught my eye.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby zachclarke2 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:51 pm

Stopped by the park today to take some more pictures...here are a few if anyone is interested:

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The "big ball tree" as Chuck calls it.
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This way to the rest of the park...
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This polar bear is looking rather thin, perhaps as a result of global warming? Not sure, it was awful cold tonight.
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This is probably the most theming Festa Italia has ever seen.
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Americana flamingos? Why not.
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I walked into Oktoberfest and could hardly believe that Mach Tower was running. Had to have been 3 months since I saw it with people on it. I set up my tripod for this picture and watched. The car went up about 30 feet, paused, then came back down. I knew it was too good to be true. Moments later, the ride and queue were evacuated and the ride remained closed for the rest of the night. This was easily the most entertaining thing I've seen all week. (I realize the ride was most likely running earlier, I just found my timing to be extremely hilarious)
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I then walked over to Verbolten and took an unhealthy amount of photos of the car. I believe I took 14, but only 3 made it online.
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Alpengeist, is that you?
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And with that I was gone. Thanks for lookin.
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Postby djboss302 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:57 pm

^Great TR! And that Mach Tower story did make me giggle a little. One of these days I'll make it to Christmas Town.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby GwaziBSRider1 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:06 pm

Man....I wish I had some time to go to Christmas Town. I have a season pass and haven't been to the park since May (was planning to go more, but didn't work out). It would be nice to have a good visit to the park this year (first time got rained out, and lost my cell phone on Alpengeist the second).
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Postby Joe Cool » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:01 pm

Pretty excited I just found this on Youtube.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:45 am

Thanks for the Pics. Winter Lights are some of my favorite traditions and Busch seems to have gone all out.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:54 am

I wish I could have ridden Drachen Fire, I'm sure it would have caused permanent brain damage but that layout is really unique and cool.

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