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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:53 pm

^So, soft opening confirmed.
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Postby Jman0477 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:00 pm

Tempesto opened about 620pm line was long. Managers told people could not guarantee the ride to remain open and downtime may be possible we waited about 1 hour. Overall a great ride

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Postby tanthonyam » Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:20 pm

That's great news!! So it's possible I may get to ride on Friday the 24th.

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Postby thrillseeker4552 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:34 pm

I'm just curious--are these new restrains attached to the lap bar from over-head? It still looks like the lap bar comes down normally, but do the "straps" attach separately? Is it a two-step process? Looks like a great ride, and seems to fit BGW fairly well.
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Postby VACoasterdude » Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:31 pm

Has BGW ever done a soft opening before? Is Media Day still scheduled for April 24?

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Postby tanthonyam » Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:34 pm

Official opening day is the 25th. Not sure if that is Media Day too.

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Postby VACoasterdude » Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:56 pm

There supposedly was a Media Event scheduled for Friday April 17 that was cancelled, thought it was rescheduled to April 24. But maybe BGW has decided not to hold a Media Day? I mean look at how long they took to formally announce the coaster to the GP. Usually TPR and other coaster sites post info about the scheduled Media Day with pictures of the invite and the goodies that came along with the invite, but don't recall seeing anything posted so who knows? Robb? Chuck?

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby KingRCT3 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:25 am

I'm sure he was going to sit ON the OTSR but they edited the video to cut right in time. :lol:

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Superbatboy » Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:37 am

KingRCT3 wrote:I'm sure he was going to sit ON the OTSR but they edited the video to cut right in time. :lol:

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:36 am

VACoasterdude wrote:There supposedly was a Media Event scheduled for Friday April 17 that was cancelled, thought it was rescheduled to April 24. But maybe BGW has decided not to hold a Media Day? I mean look at how long they took to formally announce the coaster to the GP. Usually TPR and other coaster sites post info about the scheduled Media Day with pictures of the invite and the goodies that came along with the invite, but don't recall seeing anything posted so who knows? Robb? Chuck?


Haven't heard anything about an "official" Media Day (they did have a media event in the form of a backstage tour on Passholder Preview Day in March). There is an event on April 24 for winners of a contest to be among the "first 500 . . . to ride Tempesto" (8:00 to 10:00 pm). Perhaps the media will be included for that.
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