We really got to explore Busch Gardens Europe on this day. I think its a very nice park. They have really spent a lot of time and money on its theming and atmosphere. While BGE may only have 4 roller coasters at the moment, we thought that all 4 of them were pretty solid rides. The highlight for us was our night ride of The Big Bad Wolf. If you get the chance make sure you stick around and try that out yourselves. Anyways, onto a bunch of pictures.
Here we are again in France.
Even before you get to the ticket counter, you encounter all kinds of nice atmosphere.
Just in case you already forgot where we are....and its the Europe one...located in Virginia.
Where is the actual gate to this place?
I do not think its down that way.
Oh there it is.
Hey, its kinda like being on the TPR UK trip.
Though there are not too many people here on a Sunday morning.
I tried to call NGT to let him know I earned four credits the previous night. Ones that he does not have.
Oh that's right, its not ten o'clock yet. We have to wait.
So we looked at show times.
As well as play with the map.
Horray we are on our way to Apollo's Chariot again.
See, its a Hyper coaster, and a pretty good one as well.
Onward to the front row.
More walking through the queue building.
Here we are, waiting for the front row.
We took a spin on the Roman Rapids.
Not a bad ride, especially since there was no wait in line.
This ride had a lot of fire and water.
Ok, its required to include this picture in every BGE Photo TR.
And another one, just to make sure.
You also see Alpengeist's Cobra roll in this area as well.
We took the nice, relaxing boat ride down the Rhine River.
You practically leave the park on this ride.
Whew! Ok, I still see a coaster.
Another park with a hill of doom.
Land of Dragons makes more sense in this park, instead of Busch Gardens Africa/Tampa.
Entertainment, while you eat.
Dar forgot we were in Germany, not Italy.
Curse of the DarKastle warehouse.
I think it would be cool to have one of these in my front yard.
Ok, here is a better angle.
Yeah, very similiar to Spiderman, but with half the budget.
Yeah, Dar was happy that they named a ride after her.
See....Get it now?
Kinda like someone else's avatar.
Alpengeist continued to have abysmal operations today as well.
The queue line in filling up? Let's remove a train off the track. Pathetic crew.
Its the infamous zero-car.
Alpengeist just towers over Germany.
It also features all kinds of theming as well.
And themed video games as well.
It does have a great first drop.
Ok, onto the Le Mans car ride.
Will this bird be displaced if they decide to build a dive coaster on this location?
These things are kinda fun.
Please don't ram into us Dar.
Skyrides are cool.
Donkeys may be replaced by Rodents soon.
If you are into shows, the new Emerald Beat is a must.
If you are into getting thrown all around, Corkscrew Hill is a must.
Why do McDonalds near Busch Parks have such a hard time with customer service?
This was our second Paramount Park we have been to. Last year we visited Carowinds in which we found to be a very nice park with decent operations. We have heard all kinds of horror stories about how poor operations have been so far this year at PKD. Either the new ownership has been making changes or we hit it on a strange day, the park's operations were quite good the day we were there. It probably also helped that the park, overall, was not very crowded. We were able to earn all the credits (no Taxi or Flight of Fear for obvious reasons). While PKD was not our favorite park on the trip, it still exceeded our expectations.
Ok, we made it to Paramount's King's Dominion.
We though we were in trouble when we saw all these kids, but the crowds were light that day.
This park has one of those "Frenchy" towers.
Right before park opening, you know where we were headed.
Most intense launched coaster in the United States.
See, it has a level "5", the highest level for a thrill ride.
I do not think any of the rides at Carowinds goes above a "4".
By the way, this is going to be Dar's very first launched coaster.
So we decided to have her start with this one, lol!
This part of the ride was not very smooth.
After Hypersonic, we hit Rebel Yell.
Oh yeah, the mouse with the drop at the start of the ride.
Our 2nd, and final Hurler credit to earn.
While it did not seem as bad as the one at Carowinds, I am still not a fan of these.
Yeah, they have a brand new ride. The Italian Job.
It proved to be a very fun family coaster. Its a great addition to the park.
For a recent opening, the line was not very long.
Plus the coaster crew was well trained.
The coaster trains are very well detailed, plus they have onboard speakers as well.
We are all excited to ride this one.
The ride has quite a bit to it. More than I expected.
Volcano: The Blast Coaster was our next credit.
I liked it more than either Leanne or Dar.
It did have about a 40 minute wait for our first ride. It was really the only real wait we had.
While the line was long, they at least had both trains going.
I thought it was neat how they incorporated the track into the mountain.
I See you disobeyed EVERYBODY on this board and went to the most perfect park that is BGW first, therefore your trip to PKD was total crap and a waste of time.
It always blew my mind how the operations on Alpengeist get Worse every year, and Apollo is one of the easiest coasters to load and dispatch and they Stack 3 trains constantly!
IMO PKD's ops are not bad, it is the fact that they run 1 train on all of the wood now except weekends (they used to always run max. trains on everything)
Good to see that PKD was empty on Monday,they usually are during the first weeks in June, Kids still have a week of school left here.
If you gave me a pm before the trip you could have borrowed my kid for Taxi Jam to get that awesome credit
Oh Erik, Tell me you rode Scooby in the back seat!!!!!! (insane air on the second drop)
Looking forward to the rest of your pics.
Actual Coaster Count: 402
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