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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:22 am

boldikus wrote:Looks like the park added an update on their website. Apologies if its been mentioned here but update says the first drop has been increased from 74 feet to 81 feet and they are adding a second tunnel somewhere along the course.

Photos of construction there as well.


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boldikus wrote:Looks like the park added an update on their website. Apologies if its been mentioned here but update says the first drop has been increased from 74 feet to 81 feet and they are adding a second tunnel somewhere along the course.

Photos of construction there as well.


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Also, I know people have been generally lukewarm on this coaster's stats, but I think it looks, and sounds, awesome! I love tunnels, interaction with other rides, and utilizing natural terrain, so just based on those things I dig it. I also think it'll have plenty of airtime, which is always a plus. :b I REALLY want to make my first trip back to BGW since 14 years ago next year, and get on this thing! I guess we'll see how things go...
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby StarWars » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:18 pm

Hmm. Looking at the post, it mentions they want us to guess where the second tunnel is. Looking at the old POV (hopefully they do a new one soon), nothing clear stands out. The only thing that I could think of was the helix at the end. That would be cool, I guess. Though, since Loch Ness Monster also has that, I'm not so sure that's it.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby chickenbowl » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:27 pm

Now that nothing else has been announced, my thoughts on this coaster have improved! If it indeed uses terrain and forest setting well, this little coaster will be a ton of fun! Who wouldv'e thought an 80ft GCI would be the second largest coaster built in the US for 2017, behind a slightly larger GCI :p
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby defrocker » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:28 pm

What I find very interesting is how both GCI's are going to have to cross train tracks and interact with a water ride.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:58 pm

Im excited to see the theming around the coaster. If its themed anywhere near as good as Cobra's Curse it should be amazing.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:12 pm

Speaking of InvadR . . . how about another construction update? With a bit of Howl-o-Scream thrown in for good measure?

I went over to the park this morning, and they're definitely making progress. Nothing you could call "vertical" construction, but a lot more concrete has been poured, holes dug, and rebar put in place.
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Let's start with a train ride.
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Entering Invadr's war zone.
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"We dig dig dig dig dig dig dig it's what we like to do."
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I think this is going to be a "tunnel"--or "shed."
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But I doubt that it's a "mystery shed" like at Kings Island.
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Let's take a peek at this footer. Be careful not to impale yourself on the stockade.
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What's happening over by the train station and the path to LeScoot?
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Remember to follow the concrete, for it will always lead you to rebar--and glory! And the possibility of more concrete to come.
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Yep--lots more concrete.
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I think this is where the queue and station are going to be, but don't quote me on that. I don't have a set of blueprints. It does look like they're putting up a wall, though.
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Here's a line of "Sonotubes." If I'm interpreting the BGW blog correctly, these are round footers for the run to the lift hill.
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All I do is follow the concrete.
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Chains. I guess the invading Vikings are a bit kinky. The stick says something about a "c bent" and "20 feet."
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More rebar--or perhaps contemporary art.
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Here's a look at that mess of rebar from a different angle.
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Meanwhile, over by LeScoot . . .
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Lots of grading and digging have been going on between the flume and the railroad tracks.
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Here's a closer look.
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That's about all for Invadr, so . . .
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. . . how about a nice light lunch?
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Sorry, Europe in the Air fans. I imagine there's one or two of you, at least.
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The ride is all boarded up for Howl-o-Scream's "Unearthed--Scarlett's Revenge" maze.
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Here's a look at the "Circo Sinistro" site. This maze is replacing "Cutthroat Cove," and will feature "Room Roulette," in which you choose your own way through a room. It's located in Festa Italia.
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Looks like they're getting "Lumberhacks" ready.
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Hmm--this could be where they are assembling bents for InvadR. The Verbolten show building is in the background.
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Vampires will be on the loose in "Bitten" again. This is the oldest maze at Howl-o-Scream. It's in the old Drachen Fire station not far from the Festhaus.
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I think's there's nothing creepier than ventriloquist dummies.
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I imagine they'll be part of the new "Sideshow Square" zone, which I assume is in Italy.
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Hard to believe that Howl-o-Scream is less than a month away.
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And, hey, Bierfest is just around the corner!
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Oktoberfest is gearing up.
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Hmm--speaking of beer, . . .
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. . . I think this is good time to get one. Thanks for reading.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:46 pm

Great update. How is the Beir room? From what I've seen there seems to be plenty of selection.

InvadR's progress seems to be moving along at a nice speed.

Finally...I wish the closure of Europe in the Air was permanent ;)
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Postby RyanTPM » Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:53 pm

Very nice to be getting updates often, thanks for posting the pictures!

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:16 pm

Jcoaster wrote:Great update. How is the Beir room? From what I've seen there seems to be plenty of selection.

InvadR's progress seems to be moving along at a nice speed.

Finally...I wish the closure of Europe in the Air was permanent ;)


The craft beer room is quite nice and seems to be a hit with guests. There's a good-sized selection of beers on tap from Virginia breweries (and some from out of state). They sell food, too (pretzels, German meatballs, etc.).
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:19 pm

cfc wrote:
Jcoaster wrote:Great update. How is the Beir room? From what I've seen there seems to be plenty of selection.

InvadR's progress seems to be moving along at a nice speed.

Finally...I wish the closure of Europe in the Air was permanent ;)


The craft beer room is quite nice and seems to be a hit with guests. There's a good-sized selection of beers on tap from Virginia breweries (and some from out of state). They sell food, too (pretzels, German meatballs, etc.).


Oh wow, I definitely be in there when I make my visit next season.
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