chae1240 wrote:Okay... I've seen these replies about rides not running under low temperatures.
So, I was planning on visiting BGW between Dec 20~Dec 31 with some of my friends. We were talking about how we were gonna have fun on all those signature rides such as Apollo's Chariot and Griffon, but after reading the comments, I have a feeling that we might have to change the direction of the trip.
So.. if we were visiting for rides, would you guys suggest not to go in that particular season? Is there no possibility at all that all the rides will operate?
As Chuck and others have explained, Christmas Town is more focused on the Holiday. It is about the park atmosphere, shows, food, and shopping. Rides are secondary in this event. The park "tries" to have at least one major coaster open and some flats running, depending on the weather. Operating hours are from 2 pm to either 9 or 10 at night. Most of the event happens after the sun has gone down (only 2-3 hours of daylight).
During this time of the year in Virginia, we can have daytime temps as high as in the 60's-70's and lows in the 40's. On the flip side, we can get temps in the 30's-40's during the day and teen's-20's at night. Our weather is really fickle and can change quickly.
So I guess it comes down to your expectations; if you expect Christmas Town to be normal ride operations for the park, like in the spring, summer, and fall, then this would not be a good time to visit. If you want to visit to enjoy the beauty and seasonal offerings from the park, with whatever rides are open as a bonus, then you should go.