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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Thu May 03, 2012 6:27 am

I'm interested to hear if the drop section is any different that the one on Polar X-Plorer in Legoland.

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Postby Pun_Machine » Thu May 03, 2012 6:37 am

Official testing video.



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Postby Hilltopper39 » Thu May 03, 2012 6:43 am

So in that video the drop section looks to be maybe a little bit more intense that the one at Legoland? We'll see, can't wait to hear some reviews of this thing should be a great addition to an all ready fantastic park!

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Postby ernierocker » Thu May 03, 2012 6:46 am

^The drop section on Verbolten appears to be more intense, yes. It is hard to tell without riding both, but there does seem to be a little more oomph in the drop.
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Postby Hilltopper39 » Thu May 03, 2012 6:52 am

^Yeah, it does look to have a little more "oomph", I wonder if the physical dimensions of the drop track piece itself is any different from the one at Legoland? That quick Verbolten clip it looks like it actually "free falls" a longer distance before being stopped by the brakes but you would think that from a manufacturers standpoint it would be easier to produce one one universal drop section that can be programmed for different levels of intensity for different types of rides, but maybe not.

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Postby cfc » Thu May 03, 2012 7:05 am

At the hard-hat tour, Larry Giles compared the drop to having "a chair pulled out from under you."

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Postby Pun_Machine » Thu May 03, 2012 7:08 am

^ I believe it. The dummies in the video look like they're getting some good air when it drops.

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Postby Hilltopper39 » Thu May 03, 2012 7:10 am

That sounds like it should be an element on Busch Gardens' new for 2013 attraction "Bench: The Ride".

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Thu May 03, 2012 7:14 am

Didn't think they would reveal the drop track like that, but awesome! =)
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Thu May 03, 2012 8:57 am

It's nice to get a "sneak peek" at the scenery in the show building with the work lights on. Looking forward to seeing how it looks with the show lighting and effects.
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