Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

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

Postby Philrad71 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:57 pm

^Just wait and see what it's like when you get to the park. You can always opt to buy the passes once you have walked around inside the park and scoped things out.

When we went a few weeks ago on a Wednesday, I had no intention of getting the Quick Queue Unlimited as I anticipated that it might not be busy. As soon as the tram pulled up to the gate and the queue line to get tickets was completely packed (this was around 11:30 AM), I figured that getting a QQU was probably a wise move.

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I did notice that the lines for the coasters dwindled significantly later in the afternoon about an hour before the park closed. I rode Sheikra three times in a row and never waited more than three trains (and didn't have to use the QQU).
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby rcrider4 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:22 am

It is between Spring Break and Easter Break for the most part right now, so the lines aren't too bad. I went on Sunday and never saw a wait longer than 35 minutes (and that was on Cheetah Hunt).

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

Postby _koppen » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:23 am

And we are dropping! (without the tilt).

It looks A LOT better than I imagined, I thought it would brake much higher after what I herd about the pre-brake section. Imagine this thing facing straight down :lover:

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

Postby rcjp » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:18 am

Nice!!
About the brakes issue, I guess we'll have to wait to be able to tell where the actual braking starts as it is easier to feel it than to see it. Anyway, this should be one hell of a ride!
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby scbt » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:52 am

Based on the video, it looks to me like the brakes start a little bit above the yellow section.

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Postby sfgam#1 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:33 am

Is that the final speed?
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby TM3988 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:57 am

sfgam#1 wrote:Is that the final speed?


I was wondering the same thing.

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

Postby traincrossin » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:04 pm

I hope not because man, it doesn't seem like it picks up that much speed.
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Postby Comeagain? » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:22 pm

Isn't it always going to fall roughly the same acceleration (9.8 m/sec^2 or 32 ft/sec^2)? At least until it hits the brakes?

Edit: fixed m/sec to m/sec^2.

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

Postby Blue Turbo » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:19 pm

^It will be slightly less than that due to friction and air resistance, but pretty close
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