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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:21 pm

^I agree with you that it'll probably be great to have Verbolten at my home park. But I think Cheetah Hunt is a great ride, so you probably shouldn't be considering a trade.

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Postby kunpc1 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:43 pm

I am blown away with the detail they're putting into the trains. This ride looks better and better each time I see it. Looks like a VA trip is going to have to happen this season!

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Postby Skycoastin Steve » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:26 pm

Busch has introduced two coasters with the best looking trains the last two years. And the bridge is looking fantastic so far. Excitement level has just been turned up to 11.
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Postby CpBluestreakCp » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:33 pm

Wow, those trains look amazing! I'm loving the details they are putting into the whole ride. It looks great so far. Busch has a win in both of their parks.
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Postby KingRCT3 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:20 am

Anybody knows what "FAL NR OX" is referring to?

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Postby bgeguy » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:22 am

KingRCT3 wrote:Anybody knows what "FAL NR OX" is referring to?
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Postby KingRCT3 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:24 am

You rock, thanks. ;)

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Schotcher » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:47 pm

Are those leg restraints attached to the lapbar pole?

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby SoCalCoasters » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:54 pm

Schotcher wrote:Are those leg restraints attached to the lapbar pole?


I think those are more of a shield placed there to keep people from sticking their legs out of the vehicle.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:22 pm

BGW held its annual Passholder Preview today. This is, of course, the first time I'd been to the park since the Verbolten Hard Hat Tour, so I was very curious to see what progress the park had made on its new ride.

First off, the new trains look great in person! These are some of the coolest-looking coaster trains I've seen, from their headlights to their license plates. Zirer and Busch have done themselves proud. Second, they've added quite a few theming elements to the "collapsing bridge" and the "tour center" station. Busch is really pulling out the stops for this ride.

At least that's what I think. Here are some pictures to help you make up your mind.
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"Twistiness" is cactching on worldwide.
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When I last saw this bridge, all they had up was the steel framework.
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But now it's looking truly "drecrepit."
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And that's great!
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Here's a closer look--note the workmen toward the back.
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Hmm--not sure if we'll ever see this waterfall working again.
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But who cares about an old waterfall, when there's this train to check out.
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If Barry White were still alive, he'd write a song about how sexy this train is.
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Sorry for the blurry photo, but it does give you a look at three other trains.
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Here's a clearer shot from the front. But what about train number 5?
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We see you in there red train! There's no need to be shy.
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We won't bite.
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Now what about that station?
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A sign of things to come.
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Hmm--here's an interesting bit of theming. Must be Gunter's ride for when he visits the Black Forest.
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Looks like there's been a little accident.
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Oops! Guten tag, officer! My bad.
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Dude, I know some people don't clean out their cars very often, but this is ridiculous!
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You don't need a car wash--you need a hazmat team!
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Larry--here's a sign for ya.
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You can take this seat for a spin before you line up for the ride.
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Meanwhile, back at "Gunter's Creepy Office" . . .
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Have your Visa card ready.
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"What in Germany"?
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You can have some undercarriage work done while you ride.
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They're still adding some more creepiness to Gunter's office.
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One last look at the station. The top floor is the "Black Forest Inn, another of Gerda and Gunter's businesses.
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Here's where your journey begins . . .
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. . . and where it goes horribly wrong.
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Your exit from the Black Forest . . .
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. . . ends up here. (Watch that step, pal--it's a lulu.)
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And the countdown continues . . .
That's all for now!
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