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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby rydrmr9 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:08 pm

That was awesome Adam! I cant wait to go tomorrow night. I haven't been since 2006. Im also doing the fright feast this year, anyone know how that is?

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Postby cfc » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:15 pm

^Well, the "feast" part was OK last year, but the magic show that came with it was pretty lame. Is it a different show this year?
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby downunder » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:55 pm

krazekiddd wrote:If anyone does Alone, let me know what you think about it. Was thinking about buying tickets when I go on the 9th, but not quite sure.


Scott, you're in luck, I'm doing Alone on the 8th but I'm sure someone will do it before then. I need tips on how to get through it, I want that t-shirt!

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^Chuck, the show at the feast this year is called Blood Relations, which looks like a musical show.

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Maximo37 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:07 am

**Just got back from Freaky Preview and braved ALONE... Gotta say that it was pretty damn cool... I'm not going to spoil anything, but it truly isn't difficult to make it through... I was very worried I was going to get "lost" or too scared to finish on my own, but neither happened... at the same time, if you are VERY timid, I can see it being more "challenging" to make it through... in the house there were LOTS of cool effects, some of which confused the hell out of me... the house made me laugh, confused me and scared me all at the same time... worth the $25 pre-purchase price if you ask me, if to only get the T-Shirt... and BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!!! Both nights of Freaky Preview sold out of ALONE reservations before the event even opened!!! DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU GET INTO THE PARK!!! Many MANY people were asking about buying tickets in the 20 minutes I was waiting my turn, only to be turned away...

(these are not listed in the order I went through them... I'm listing them as I think of them...)
The remainder of the night was a blast... many recycled houses, which I honestly don't mind, since many of them are very VERY enjoyable and worth revisiting.
**My favorite is still the Nightshade Toy factory(went through twice), now in its new location, was even better than last year if you ask me...
**My X Revenge Rocks (went through twice) house was very cute... not very scary, but well done. It was a nice replacement for 13 from the past 3 years...
**Not much changed in D.E.D.er from last year. Still a silly but enjoyable house.
**My former favorite, Trapped in the Walls, still good, but may need to be changed out next year (if you ask me...). The paranormal investigation 'update' of it all wasn't showcased enough, and very little was changed to the house to keep it feeling fresh... Univeral HHNs paranormal house "Legendary Truth" did this theme MUCH better this year... but Trapped wasn't terrible, just a touch disappointing, being my former favorite...
**Deconstructed, used to be my least favorite was a pleasant surprise to me... maybe it was just good timing, but I got many scares from it... but in the same breath, that house can be changed out in lieu of a new on next year too, and I wouldn't mind...
**which brings us to Death Row Vengence... another house I really liked in its first two years... and now in year 3, I still like it... but it might need more of a facelift it they want to keep it around for another couple...
**Biggest surprise of the night for me was another returning one... Taste of Blood... Liked it in its first year... I was tired of in its second year... But I loved this house THIS year... they reversed the maze, and for the better... the flow just seemed smoother... the scares were plenty... and the same gags that were there from years past seemed to work even better... again, maybe like Deconstructed, it was good timing, but I jumped a lot during Taste of Blood...

Can't honestly say much about the scare zones... they were okay I guess, maybe even lacking... but nothing terribly memorable... We caught 2 songs from "My X" (which was on a tiny stage infront of Gwazi's entrance) and they sounded great, but left to go through more houses... and those houses were top notch (even the ones I've grown tired of...) And the light crowds certainly help the enjoyment of the night (unlike the blazing heat temperatures... at least the rain held off until my drive home...)

Amazing night... and on top of the houses, scares and beers... we rode Gwazi (lion, as tiger is currently closed... perhaps for the rumored millenium flyers?! I can dream, no?!) and believe it or not, it was running better than it ever has... maybe because it was later in the day, "cooler" air, warmed up trains?!... and also rode Kumba (my FAVORITE coaster!!!) Great Night!!!! I hope to add some pictures here over the weekend...

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby rydrmr9 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:32 am

Sounds awesome! Great report, Now i deffinately can't wait for tonight! I haven't been to BGA in a long time, so im looking forward to riding my favorite coaster as well as going in all the houses. Im also glad to hear about the light crowds.

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby The Yeti » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:53 pm

Skycoastin Steve wrote:I guess you can call me the official MS Paint guy for Cheetaka.



If you ask me that looks like a top hat in the distance...perhaps in the Rhino Rally area? Maybe my eyes are just tricking me into believing my wishful thinking.

EDIT: I'm referring to the picture on what for me is page 74, with the "vertical section" behind the tree...conveniently the picture did not re-post itself when I quoted Steve.

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby jjune4991 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:31 pm

^Um...that's definitely going towards the skyride station, so it can't be the turnaround near Rhino Rally...
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby 808Freq » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:02 pm

jjune4991 wrote:^Um...that's definitely going towards the skyride station, so it can't be the turnaround near Rhino Rally...


Yeah, I believe the vertical 'tower' is shortly after the ride begins.

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby dragonskeep » Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:55 pm

I always thought the second launch was in the trench. The first launch must be right out of the station, maybe a little airtime right off the platform. I am very curious to see how the launches will be operated, if the cars will slow or be Boosted. I very much wanted a Tophat but the tower element is looking promising.


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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:14 pm

I have a feeling that you'll just roll into each launch and speed up without any sort of break in the action. If that weren't the case, I think the pacing would be pretty terrible. But who knows. I think that at least the second launch, so close after the first, won't involve a stop; but maybe the third one, way out by Rhino Rally, will? I'm curious about that last stretch - it's so short for being right after another launch.

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