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Re: BGT Announces New Sesame Street Safari of Fun

Postby deathbydinn » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:40 pm

Doh! Air Grover has a 56 inch height restriction w/o a kid. Looks like I might not be able to get the credit unless I stop growing from now until June.

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Re: BGT Announces New Sesame Street Safari of Fun

Postby Zack44 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:05 pm

^ROFL

Judging from these pictures, Busch Gardens has done a very good job with this, and it looks like a lot of children this summer are also going to bee very happy. (But not the coaster whores with that height restriction) ;)

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Re: BGT Announces New Sesame Street Safari of Fun

Postby sam06pr » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:13 pm

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sam06pr wrote:For frequent visitors with their kids I think this area is a slap in the face for them. I dunno, I think some they were expecting more. As for new visitors or for people who do not come often, this area is a delightful area for their kids. I think BGT could of added a few more new kiddie rides to offset some negative feedback. I think the area looks nice and looks pretty cool.


I think you're being a bit harsh in your first sentence. To me, it looks like a very nice redress of the old Land of the Dragons--and it seems much larger than the Forest of Fun in Williamsburg.

The 4D flick is a good one (we have it at BGW, too).


lol. Well I had some people come over to me telling me how they were kind of upset. They were expecting more new rides for their kids. Not just a re-theme of the area and another water play area.
I was able to ride Air Grover today, and I really do think it is an awesome coaster for kids, and I actually enjoy the 4D movie, despite it being target to young audience, I thought it was good.

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Re: BGT Announces New Sesame Street Safari of Fun

Postby live2tell75 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:46 am

sam06pr wrote:For frequent visitors with their kids I think this area is a slap in the face for them. I dunno, I think some they were expecting more. As for new visitors or for people who do not come often, this area is a delightful area for their kids. I think BGT could of added a few more new kiddie rides to offset some negative feedback. I think the area looks nice and looks pretty cool.


I kind of agree - I think along with the new coaster they could of added at least 1 new ride. But I think the new area is fine. If anything I can see the parents noticing the re-theme more than the kids. All the kids I saw seemed pretty happy. And remember, Jungala was only added a couple of years ago, which was an entirely new family area.

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Re: BGT Announces New Sesame Street Safari of Fun

Postby live2tell75 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:49 am

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The 4D flick is a good one (we have it at BGW, too).


I thought Bert and Ernie underwater scene with the bubbles was quite effective.

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Re: BGT Announces New Sesame Street Safari of Fun

Postby live2tell75 » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:51 am

SharkTums wrote:Looks cute. Very interesting that they still had that really old kiddie chair swings sitting around.

I get that the Kiddie Coaster (with a good height restriction!!!) is themed to a desert, but that kind of seems like an easy way out of theming or landscaping and it looks kind of bad. :?r


Agreed. The desert area looks ok, the part I don't like is the plain wooden fence surrounds the back of the coaster, kind of boring.

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Re: BGT Announces New Sesame Street Safari of Fun

Postby sam06pr » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:39 am

live2tell75 wrote:
sam06pr wrote:For frequent visitors with their kids I think this area is a slap in the face for them. I dunno, I think some they were expecting more. As for new visitors or for people who do not come often, this area is a delightful area for their kids. I think BGT could of added a few more new kiddie rides to offset some negative feedback. I think the area looks nice and looks pretty cool.


I kind of agree - I think along with the new coaster they could of added at least 1 new ride. But I think the new area is fine. If anything I can see the parents noticing the re-theme more than the kids. All the kids I saw seemed pretty happy. And remember, Jungala was only added a couple of years ago, which was an entirely new family area.


Yeah I also do think kids really enjoy it. But Jungala is not really for them, except the play areas. You have to be 48' for Jungle Flyers and I have noticed most people are left unimpressed by that. Plus it breaks down all the time. I dunno, I just feel BGT always shoots halfway and they reach a comfort level and that is where they do NOT stay cause eventually they will lower the standards in certain attractions.

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:43 pm

http://www.screamscape.com/html/busch_gardens_tampa.htm

An anonymous source sent in this small cell phone picture showing off what appears to be gold B&M track sitting in a field somewhere at BGT. Looks like those Intamin rumors were wrong after all…
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Discussion Thread

Postby downunder » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:47 pm

^Poo to that, what would it take to get some Intamin in the Busch (not likely, I know)?

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Discussion Thread

Postby Maximo37 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:23 am

Intamin... B&M... honestly doesn't matter to me really... I'm just really excited about a possible new rollercoaster overall at BGT... Hope its not an April Fools Joke (keeps fingers crossed...)

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