Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby p-sychiatrist » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:42 pm

I have a strong feeling that Nessie will recieve a lot of work for the 2018 season to celebrate its 40th anniversary, possibly even adding some special effects in the tunnel. I would be shocked if it was removed as its still in great condition and is a park icon. BBW and other Arrow suspended coasters are extremely difficult to maintain as the swinging puts a lot of strain on the track and trains, but the sit down loopers seem to hold up better. The 2017 attraction is probably a thrilling coaster and/or a new land as they're hyping it up this far in advance. A family coaster probably wouldn't be hyped up over a year in advance so I'm really leaning towards a new land as that's a major expansion.

I've been hoping for a Spain for years, not too sure if they would be willing to put a coaster in DF's old spot though so it may be somewhere else. I also think Europe In The Air is unfortunately safe for now (or at least irrelevant to the new attraction).
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Postby Jcoaster » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:50 pm

The three main countries that stand out in my mind if they were to add one would be Spain, Russia and Greece.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby blk_mamba » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:48 pm

DrachenfireOP wrote:Image


That pic is great! never realized how great their skyline is b/c it so dense with trees

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:42 am

I hope that if their next ride is a coaster, that it's like Loch Ness Monster - barely peeking out over the top, or Verbolten, not visible at all.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby TB305 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:05 am

Whatever it is, I'm hoping for a coaster with a lift instead of a launch. It could be RMC, it could be B&M, and it could be Mack or any other manufacturer for all we know! I love how BG is actually creating hype around this very early on.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:19 am

DrachenfireOP wrote:So I just came across an archive of press-release photos for the park, ranging from opening year to present. The pictures were so cool I just had to share them with you!

Really awesome photos! I especially love seeing a happy Vincent Price riding. Great finds!
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby RyanTPM » Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:34 am

Only just seen those shots, they are fantastic, really like the one of Drachen fire as well!

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby viking86 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:01 am

DrachenfireOP wrote:Hey guys,

So I just came across an archive of press-release photos for the park, ranging from opening year to present. The pictures were so cool I just had to share them with you!


Those are some awesome shots! I love the photos of the park skyline, all those colors really stand out against the trees. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:56 am

The parks instagram account dropped another clue a few minutes ago. Seems to me something with the Pocohonta's Trail. Very interesting.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby sdettling » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:51 am

Here's the next video.


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