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P. 455: Opening night of Howl-o-Scream!

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^You're talking about Verbolten, right? It debuted Friday, May 11, 2012.

 

 

Yes, that is correct, both Wikipedia and rcdb say that it opened on May 18,2012 with a soft opening on May. 11,2012.

 

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verbolten

 

http://rcdb.com/9463.htm

 

Now changing topics, I will be heading to BGW on Labor Day weekend. Should I get quick queue? I know Busch hasn't been getting long lines this season, but on Labor Day weekend I figure it may be crowded. I have been here twice before, so I know the layout, I just haven't gotten a chance to ride their 'big' coasters. Any recommendations for which rows I should ride in? I already have a day plan figured out, so I already know when I will ride them. Thanks for the help!

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Does anyone know why for the coaster tours you must have at least 2 people in your group? This is the one and only reason why I haven't done them! I can never find anyone else whos willing to also do the tours! Other wise I would've done them by now!

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Yes, AC is amazing in the back row, notably the first drop.

 

I reccomend front row for Griffon and Alpengeist.

 

I agree with this as well. To me I found Alpengeist more forceful in the front row than I did in the last row plus you have a much better view for both of these rides. Oh yeah and as a heads up Alpengeist's lift hill is very loud in the front row.

 

For Loch Ness, I prefer the last car as it isn't as rough and is great going down the first drop.

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The first time I rode Apollo's Chariot, it was in the front row. I remember coming off thinking that it was a very fun ride, but severely overrated. My ride in the back seat changed all that. Those drops are long and jampacked with air.

 

I honestly prefer the back on Griffon for more airtime on the drops, but agree with the front row on Alpengeist.

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Does anyone know why for the coaster tours you must have at least 2 people in your group? This is the one and only reason why I haven't done them! I can never find anyone else whos willing to also do the tours! Other wise I would've done them by now!

It may be a row- filling thing. Or it may just be they don't want to give private tours. I am only guessing, these may be wrong. I agree, it is a bit of an inconvenience.

 

 

So here's what I've concluded for rows on the coasters:

 

AC: back row and front row, not in the middle

Griffon: front row, back row if time

LNM: back car

Verbolten: probably front, can't go wrong with that

Alpengeist: front row

 

Thanks everyone for the help!

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I guess I haven't used Quick Queue in a while, but usually, there are different spots for quick queue on each ride. On Verbolten you can pick which seat. it just empties into the main queuing area. On AC, they put you in the 2nd row. On Alpengeist they put you in the 2nd row. on Griffon and LNM I don't believe there are designated seats, you just come in the exit and wait to load when the train empties.

 

That's not to say for AC or Alpengeist you can't ask the ride attendant to sit in a different row. They may not accommodate you though.

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On all the coasters except Apollo and Loch Ness, the QQ line just dumps you into the station. Apollo's line is limited to the second row (come in through the exit) and Loch Ness doesn't have QQ access anymore.

Okay, awesome! The only coaster where I would really really like to ride in the front seat is Alpengeist because I don't like riding in further-back rows on inverted coasters. And even if there are designated rows, I'm willing to wait a few minutes for a three-person party in the front rows to join in as a single rider...

 

Thanks guys! I'm going in on a Saturday in September so it might be worth the extra cash...

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On Alpengeist they put you in the 2nd row.

 

That changed two years ago, now you can pick any row.

 

One thing about Apollos with QQ since you will be there on a Saturday. Because they only use one row, on busy days when QQ fills up they may also use the second to last row as well. And in the event that QQ suddenly gets two trains or so worth of people they might just fill the whole train up with QQ only.

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Okay, awesome! The only coaster where I would really really like to ride in the front seat is Alpengeist because I don't like riding in further-back rows on inverted coasters. And even if there are designated rows, I'm willing to wait a few minutes for a three-person party in the front rows to join in as a single rider...

 

Alpengeist's front row might be my favorite on any coaster - the speed you gain on the first drop and hit the immelman with is insane!

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