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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:12 am

cfc wrote:. . . and this is Magnus, an uber scary Viking dude! Look how daintily he handles his spear.

Not going to lie, I legit laughed out loud at that one. Well done. :lol:

I see from the photos that Griffon was at the very least testing, when I checked the app over the weekend I noticed it said "closed for the season". Can you confirm it was actually running for parkgoers? I'm heading down there next Sunday, haven't been on it yet, and definitely want to get it in, so at least I have something to compare Valravn to. Here's hoping that maybe they soft-launch Invadr as well >_>
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:50 am

^I can confirm that Griffon was open because I rode it. They were having some technical issues earlier in the day.
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Postby boldikus » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:42 am

Thanks for the update, Chuck. Looking good!

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Postby coasterbill » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:30 am

That looks amazing! God I love this park.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby viking86 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:27 am

Awesome report Chuck! Rollercoasters, vikings, food, beer.... what more do you need? =)

Looks like the train passing underneath Invadr will create some nice smoke effects! ;)

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:46 am

I am ever so impatiently awaiting the first footage of Invadr testing this week. :)
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:50 am

cfc wrote:^I can confirm that Griffon was open because I rode it. They were having some technical issues earlier in the day.

Excellent to hear. Thanks for the confirmation (and the awesome trip report, and awesome photos)! Getting really psyched for my first time down there in... I don't know, maybe 20 years?
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:10 am

viking86 wrote:Awesome report Chuck! Rollercoasters, vikings, food, beer.... what more do you need? =)

Looks like the train passing underneath Invadr will create some nice smoke effects! ;)

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I like how the coaster interacts with the train--should a new dimension to an old attraction.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby defrocker » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:17 am

viking86 wrote:Looks like the train passing underneath Invadr will create some nice smoke effects! ;)


You know, I actually was wondering a while back how the constant steam would affect the wood. I can only assume this was taken into account during the design process, but it just seemed odd to me. That being said, I cannot deny how cool the interaction between the train and InvadR is.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby SFOGdude25 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:37 am

I find it interesting how GCI decided to use wood supports in a couple of high-g spots that were close to the ground despite the fact the majority of the support structure is steel. I'm not gonna attempt to guess why they did that, but the nerd in me would love to know.

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