iujen94 wrote:Hello all! I'm so glad to have found this page, as I'm planning our first trip to BGT, and I'm a compulsive Type-A planner when it comes to park visits. Here's the background on our visit - it will be me and my two sons, ages 10 and 13. We are huge roller coaster fans, but not solely roller coaster fans. We HATE waiting in lines! We will be at BGT Monday, February 20 (President's Day) and Tuesday, February 21.
Questions . . .
2. Do all rides/areas of the park open right at 10am, or is there a staggered opening like at BGW?
4. Where are your favorite places to eat in the park?
5. What are your favorite rides other than the big coasters?
6. How wet do you get on the water rides at BGT? Do they usually adjust the water flow based on the weather? Since we are going in February, I'm guessing the weather may be iffy, but we generally love a water ride as long as we don't get soaked when it's cold.
7. What are your favorite shows or other non-ride attractions?
9. Wait, one last one - and this is just out of curiosity more than anything - I read through a lot of the older posts on this board and saw a couple of mentions of a "medicated rabbit." What the heck is that??
Thanks so much for any input!
I can answer a few.
2. Unless things have changed, there is a staggered opening, with rides further back in the park opening later than those areas in the front. Someone else should answer this more thoroughly, I just know the answer is yes.
4. Pantopia has a lot of variety and the food isn't too bad. The BBQ by Skeikra is pretty good. Of course, gotta try Twisted Tails pretzels for a snack! I haven't been to the park since the restaurant opened, so someone who has been could speak to that.
5. I love the water rides (see below) and of course.... Falcon's Fury!!! The summer campers (kids about your age) LOVED Phoenix (swinging ship) but I wasn't a fan. However, it was conveniently placed so that adults could sit out and still be there to pick up kids at the exit.
6. I have no idea about adjusted flow, but I can speak from summer experience. Log flume... not too wet. Congo rapids... can get VERY VERY wet!! It is kind of a crap-shoot because you might ride and not get wet (not my experience, but observed). However, I got utterly SOAKED whenever I rode it, so if you don't want that, I'd highly recommend purchasing a poncho and taking every precaution you can!
7. I liked all the shows! Some people hated it but I loved Iceploration (very cheesy but cool) and Opening Night Critters!
9. It is a word filter to represent the thing you put your items in while you are on rides ("1ockers") so if you ever type that word, it will post as "fluffy fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo."
Don't forget to do all of the animal stuff you can, especially watch the cheetah run presentation! Feeding the birds and kangaroos is awesome, but if you go later in the day, they may not be as hungry.
Have fun, and welcome to the board!