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

Postby aimster » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:15 pm

The trains look AWESOME with the decals on them. Just beautiful. I'll be there tomorrow. If they're still doing the pull-through I'll try and snap some photos.

the theming on the load station is looking great too! Looks like a whole new building now. Love it!
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Please help me pick which day to go to Busch Gardens Tampa

Postby tigerlaw » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:11 am

Going down to tampa at the end of april and I can go to BGT either on sunday may 1st or monday the 2nd. This will be my first time there and need some advice from all you experts on how to approach which day to go. On sunday the park is open 9:30-7 and monday 10-6.

Basically, is there extra 1.5 hours worth the bigger crowds I would assume come w. going during the weekend?

(also, I don't know if BGT has single rider lines, but I will be going by myself if that helps w. the advice at all)

thanks in advance for the help!

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Re: Please help me pick which day to go to Busch Gardens Tam

Postby Big-M » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:00 am

As with any park, I would recommend going on a weekday because you won't have to deal with crowds.
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Re: Please help me pick which day to go to Busch Gardens Tam

Postby alpengeist04 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:19 am

Monday will most likely be a lighter day, crowd wise. The good thing is at least spring break is over and crowds overall should be much better till Memorial weekend.


Also, if you get there at opening and stay ahead of crowds, all the coasters should have minimal waits the first couple of hours.

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Re: Please help me pick which day to go to Busch Gardens Tam

Postby dragonskeep » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:27 am

For the earlier morning and later evening , I would go with Sunday. For one thing it wont be that busy, especially early in the day. In the afternoon take a break and eat and see a couple shows. When the late afternoon comes it will be a cool time to be in the park. Aside from the coasters, Busch Gardens is a world class zoo so dont miss the animal stuff. Lastly, consider the Quick Queue unlimited ticket, if I am in a park I will rarely get to or perhaps just go to once, I always get front line privledges, 44 bucks at most and well worth it if you got the dough. Have fun BGT is awesome.

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Re: Please help me pick which day to go to Busch Gardens Tam

Postby Pufferfish » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:24 pm

I'd probably go with Monday, as crowds on weekdays at BGT really are next to nothing. Weekends you have many more locals out with their families for something to do on the weekend. Just make sure you try your best to be there at opening, as other have said crowds are very minimal at opening. The hours will be more than enough for you to get in multiple rides on whatever you want to ride on either day, so just go and enjoy yourself.
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Re: Please help me pick which day to go to Busch Gardens Tam

Postby Jerrykoala2112 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:31 pm

Also for what rides to go for first, I'd go for Scorpion and Cheetah Chase, as those rides don't have the best capacity and the lines will be longer even on non-crowded days. Sheikra, Kumba, and Montu are people eaters and are usually walk ons throughout the day. Hope that helps!
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby aimster » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:14 pm

Was at the park today and got some Cheetah Hunt pull-through shots! They were up to the inversion while I was there.

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This would be a great postcard if the full coaster train was there.


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The completed jump over the Skyride.


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Different angle of how the train looks in the inversion.


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Theming over at the load station & Cheetah Run habitat is looking great!


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

Postby jray21 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:25 pm

Awesome photos! I didn't think Charo was still alive!
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