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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby australianalex » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:34 am

^ Verbolten will be the first Zierer Launched Coaster with a free fall drop.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Bear92 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:44 am

chipcoaster wrote:[code][/code]How many cars will be running on each train? Will all 5 be able to run at the same time? I have never heard of a coaster that has the capability of doing this.


Each train has 9 cars with 2 seats each, making 18 riders per train.

Have a look at some of the Disney coasters, they run 5+ trains pretty much all the time and also so did Schwarzkopf's Olympia Looping!

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:49 am

It was mentioned during the tour that Verbolten's capacity would be around 1,400 riders per hour.
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chipcoaster wrote:[code][/code]How many cars will be running on each train? Will all 5 be able to run at the same time? I have never heard of a coaster that has the capability of doing this.


Each train has 9 cars with 2 seats each, making 18 riders per train.

Have a look at some of the Disney coasters, they run 5+ trains pretty much all the time and also so did Schwarzkopf's Olympia Looping!


It was mentioned during the tour that Verbolten's capacity would be around 1,400 riders per hour.
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Postby Der Der Dongt » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:32 am

Euro Mir for example is even able to run 8 trains at the same time.

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Postby Guy T. Koepp » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:24 pm

Didn't the Great American Revolution at Magic Mountain open with 5 trains? I still remember waiting over 4 hours to ride it on opening weekend.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:16 pm

Five trains isn't that uncommon for a coaster. Most wild mouse coasters have that many. Major coasters like Maverick and TTD run with 5 (and Maverick runs with 6 most times).
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby QueerRudie » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:23 am

Guy T. Koepp wrote:Didn't the Great American Revolution at Magic Mountain open with 5 trains? I still remember waiting over 4 hours to ride it on opening weekend.


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Revolution was delivered with six trains- and five were operated during the first 6 seasons. Two trains were originally used as 'donor' trains for parts, and are now 'scrapped' as such. Revolution now has four trains- three on the track, a fourth in storage, of which two are used at any given time.

Schwarzkopf intended for Revolution to run with six trains- but even with the best operations, that would have resulted in a staff ready to revolt- unless they had used the platform as originally intended- with two station start-stop mode (thus the 'second' room on the platform). He had designed the ride to run like a European fair coaster - but Magic Mountain never operated it as such.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby DJeXeL » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:33 am

QueerRudie wrote:In the name of the Lord, Our Saviour, Anton Schwarzkopf, Amen. Praise be to Anton.


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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:38 am

I'm looking forward to seeing how BGW runs Verbolten. They're pretty good about running three trains per coaster on busy days (and single-train operations are very rare).
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby oriolat » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:14 pm

If the trains don't need seatbelts, then I can see fast and smooth operations with multiple trains. I mean, 18 people per train isn't that hard to check when you only have to pull a single lap bar, is it?

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