Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

P. 1046 - Howl-o-Scream media event
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 5 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Donkey.
User avatar
 
Posts: 285
Joined: 03 Dec 2014
Location: 日本
Gender: None specified
Age: 24

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).
TOP PARKS: Tokyo DisneySea, Knoebels, Disneyland, Holiday World, PortAventura, Busch Gardens Williamsburg
TOP COASTERS: Phantom's Revenge, Phoenix, The Voyage, El Toro, T-Express, X2
TOP DARK RIDES: Journey To The Center of the Earth (TDS), Indiana Jones Adventure (DL), Splash Mountain (TDL), Pirates of the Caribbean (DL), Tower of Terror (WDW), Sindbad's Storybook Voyage (TDS), Spider-Man (IOA), Haunted Mansion (DL & Knoebels)

WORLD'S #1 LOG FLUME ENTHUSIAST

I poke manatees in the butt.
 
Posts: 2186
Joined: 24 Jun 2008
Location: Staten Island, New York
Gender: Male
Age: 26

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

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.
Lightening Rod/Skyrush/El Toro/I305/Superman: The Ride/ Twisted Timbers/Storm Chaser/ Apollo's Chariot/Phoenix/Boulder Dash

I wrote the book about donkeys!
User avatar
 
Posts: 429
Joined: 29 May 2015
Gender: Male

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

Counts I305 as 32 credits...
User avatar
 
Posts: 5837
Joined: 22 Apr 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male
Age: 27

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.
Image
Data entry nut for the official TPR coaster poll! https://coasterpoll.com/
Check out my theme park 3D visualization portfolio!
The opinions that I post on this forum do not necessarily represent those of the company I work for.

2 + 2 = donkey!
 
Posts: 463
Joined: 21 Mar 2015
Gender: None specified

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.

Challenge me at Donkey Kong...I dare ya!
User avatar
 
Posts: 893
Joined: 15 Jul 2015
Location: Queens, NY
Gender: Male
Age: 38

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!
That coaster dad [316] and that coaster kiddo [175]. Road trip buddies for life.
Dad's faves: Fury 325. Phantom's Revenge. Intimidator 305. El Toro. Skyrush.

Kiddo's faves: Banshee. Top Thrill Dragster. Valravn. Apollo's Chariot. Twisted Timbers.

Beware of the freeze-dried donkey!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1339
Joined: 23 Feb 2014
Location: UK
Gender: Male
Age: 22

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!

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 3218
Joined: 15 Feb 2005
Location: Bergen, Norway
Gender: Male
Age: 31

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!

I poke manatees in the butt.
 
Posts: 2186
Joined: 24 Jun 2008
Location: Staten Island, New York
Gender: Male
Age: 26

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.
Lightening Rod/Skyrush/El Toro/I305/Superman: The Ride/ Twisted Timbers/Storm Chaser/ Apollo's Chariot/Phoenix/Boulder Dash

I Guess Donkeys Are Okay
 
Posts: 15
Joined: 28 Jun 2012
Location: New York
Gender: Male
Age: 33

Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

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

Here's the next video.


PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 5 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron