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

Postby jjune4991 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:50 pm

So, double post I know, but I wanted my 1000th post (give or take the deleted ones) to be on this thread. So here are a few pics from my visit to BG today. :b Lots going up for Howl-o-Scream (which I'll be going to next Friday night!) and animals. Cause they are too cute!
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Hello Howl-o-Scream
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Please marry me.
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Just like TPR!!!
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Yep, got it. :D
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Still see you...
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They're so big now!
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Pretty cat.
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The Firefox...I mean Fennec Fox is too cute!
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Hehe.
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Infected...with love.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:40 pm

^Was that dog in the same exhibit as the cheetah. I could see animal control coming in. ;)
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Jay20016 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:38 am

XYZ wrote:^Was that dog in the same exhibit as the cheetah. I could see animal control coming in. ;)


All of the lead up to the new cheetah ride & enclosure had the baby cheetah and puppy... I can't think of their names now, but they've grown up together and they are in the enclosure by themselves at special times...

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

Postby jjune4991 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:36 pm

XYZ wrote:^Was that dog in the same exhibit as the cheetah. I could see animal control coming in. ;)


Their names are Kasi (cheetah) and Mtani (dog). Like he said, only those two are in the area at one time, twice a day. They have been best friends since they were pups.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby dragonskeep » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:38 am

I was out there yesterday and had a real good time. The main plan was to get some more rides on Cheetah Hunt. With 20 minute waits I was able to get 7 rides in. Kumba was again one of the stars of the day. I went over to give it a spin and ended up not being able to leave. Stayed for an hour and rode 6 times. Kumba has it's lovers but I'm always surprised it doesn't get more love. Yesterday it was running great again, hitting the brakes hard enough that it could have probably made it through the whole course again. Sheikra needs paint but is just sooooo cool, I love BGT's coasters. Montu is from God and the baby Jesus.

Folks!!!! See the lure run at Cheetah Run. Tyree, who is my special little kitty, was quite frisky yesterday and decided to make the run twice. The keeper said that is pretty rare but even the one run is worth seeing. I think it's better to stand left of the middle, there is an umbrella there so be early and be shaded. They usually run at 11:30 and they may only do it once a day.

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

Postby BGTFan » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:44 pm

Inside Howl-O-Scream 2011 Houses Footage From Busch Gardens! Looks pretty sweet:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_QJbQ-yldE&feature=share

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

Postby Maximo37 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:35 am

Went to BGTs-HoS Freaky Preview last night... and while it was really good, I felt something was missing... can't put my finger on it... it could be the lack of scare zones, but I'm not sure about that (more on that below)... I enjoyed the 3 new houses. I personally liked the Vegas one (Ultimate Gamble) the best, but some of my friends disagreed (there was also Nevermore and Zombie Mortuary)... They felt it was short (it wasn't) and boring. My favorite house of the night was a 3rd year returning one, Nightshade Toy Factory... great house!... and for the first time, we actually saw the shows... Fiends was dumb fun, with stress on FUN... and Midnight Hour, while terrible, it was bad in a "good" way... so bad it was good... Crowds for the preview were pretty tolerable... we seemed to hit the houses just right... we never waited more than 20 minutes for any of the 5 (out of 6; 7 if you include Alone which we did last year... and it ROCKED!) houses we saw (some of my friends that we got separated from were seeing 1hr long waits for the same houses)... We arrived at the event shortly after opening (about 8:10p), went to the left and banged out the new houses right away... There are no proper scare zones... instead there were random roaming hoards of zombies... which while fun/funny and entertaining, not terribly scary... but it worked out well... and there were A LOT of roaming hoards... with A LOT of zombies in each pack... Universal Orlando HHN tried the "roaming scare zones" a few years back and it wasn't very good to me... much too much chainsaws for the roaming hoards at HHN... I thought HoS did it better than they did this year... as a bonus, we also were able to ride Sand Serpent... then Cheetah Hunt prior to leaving (which had a 40 min posted time, but was really only about 20 min!)... We left the park about 12:30a, in attempt to avoid the leaving rush in the parking lot (which can sometimes proove brutal)... and while it was a VERY good event, just not a stand out year for me... Maybe its just too early in the season for me... Freaky Preview is usually NEXT weekend... not two weeks before October... happy haunting everyone...

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

Postby BGTFan » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:48 am

Here is a full review of the event with pictures and video:

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

Postby jjune4991 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:03 am

Now my turn for a photo TR. I was at HoS last night, and I loved it. I was not upset about the lack of scarezone because there were so many zombie hordes that it didn't seem like there was a safe place. The total types I saw were wedding, construction, hospital, werewolves, gang, and BG park employees (who were the only ones to scare me because I didn't realize they were zombies at first!) The only area that was "missing" something was next to Sesame Street Safari of Fun because it was just a walkway of nothing. Luckily, there were two hordes there when we walked passed, a chainsaw gang and werewolves. I got two rides on Cheetah Hunt, one on Kumba, one turn on each house and saw Fiends. They also still have the jello shot girls. So a great night.

So, on to the ratings!

Houses!

Deconstruction: 8/10
Returning house with the same storyline. Good scary parts with the some of the mutated. At one point, a guy pointed to me and said, "Yours are defective, I have some new ones for you" and pointed to some eyeballs nailed to a door. Nice little joke. I like that.

Death Row: 9/10
There is just something about being in a prison with dangerous criminals and add zombies. Yea, good stuff. Didn't seem like there were too many scares, but the electric chair room always gets me.

Zombie Mortuary: 10/10
My favorite of the night. Great theme and many scares. The underground section was a nice walkway that I enjoyed.

Nevermore: 9/10
Great theme for a house. Great suspense throughout. The only thing that didn't give this a 10 was that the beating heart wasn't beating! Just put a little motor in there to make it move would've been great. But besides that it was great!

Casino: 7/10
I don't know what it was, but I didn't like this one as much. Yes, it was scary, but I didn't feel like there were vampires were there. Yes, the bartender with the big boobs was, but I thought I would notice the other vampires more. I liked this house when it was in the subway. But still a good scare.

Nightshade: 10/10
Scary. Demented toys. Spinning hallway. Needed the chainsaws from last year (makes it more fun!) but still amazing.

Show!

Fiends: 10/10
Singing. Big breasted nurses. Dancing. Big boob nurses. Raunchy jokes. BIG. BOOBS. yea. Perfect for the whole family! Who are drunk!
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Howl-o-Scream
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Zombie!
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House 1
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House 2
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House 3
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Jello shots!
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House 4
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Igor joke before Fiends.
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Dancing and NURSES!!!!
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House 5
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House 6
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby aimster » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:25 pm

I was at the park last night for Howl-O-Scream as well (so bummed I didn't know you were there too Joe... we probably walked right by each other and never noticed). My friend and I were too chicken to do any of the houses, but the "whole park is a scare zone" was pretty cool. The crazy thing was I wasn't as scared as I thought I'd be. A few of the scare-actors got me (they were in places you normally wouldn't expect, like on the ground hiding behind the big planters), but others my friend and I had a blast messing with. We ran into a hoard of clowns and we started singing "Send In The Clowns" which was hilarious (and clowns normally freak us out).

Saw the new "The Midnight Hour" show, which was kind of lame, but had a few really funny bits. Caught the end of "Fiends", which looked like a lot of fun. Will check out the whole show for sure in a few weeks at Busch Gardens Bash!

My friend and I hit every coaster in the park, including 2 rides on Kumba. We were going to do a 2nd time on Cheetah Hunt, but the humidity was really bad last night as there was NO wind blowing. It was really awful and I ended up getting sick as a result, so we ended up leaving a little before midnight.

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Zombie
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Zombie bride
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The "Lady of the Gardens" zombie from the ads
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There were a LOT of fog machines.
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Glowing boogers!
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Frankenstein's Monster getting his groove thang on in the "Fiends" show.
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This was my favorite monster of the night. He was just so cool looking!
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Right after this guy took the photo, the monster next to him ripped his head off and drank his blood.
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