How would Fourth of July Week be this year, as far as lines, and is there any special events around this time?
It's a pretty busy month for BGE. They know how to handle crowds though, with such simple things as misters to keep you cool, and quick operations on the coasters.
Which rides/coasters are good to go to first thing, by means if the lines get to be a decent size as the day progresses.
Griffon will be the big one. Head directly for that. Then work you're way around heading for DarKastle and Alpengeist and Big Bad Wolf. Apollo's line moves quickly.
Do any of the coasters break down or shut down often?
Busch takes pretty good care of their rides. I've never had a break down except of Apollo, and that was a quick 10-15 minute fix. I wouldn't expect any break downs or shut downs
Any areas where I can get a very good angle of a coaster for a photo?
What food places are the best to eat at?
The best place to have a meal would have to be Das Festhaus.
Great salads, sandwiches, pizza and dessert. You might even get a showw.
Question #6 and Final.
What are some shows that are a must see?
I'd go with Emerald Beat or Castle O'Sullivan.
I think there's another one called Mystique that looks really good