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P. 443 - A Night at Busch Gardens' Christmas Celebration

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A Night at Busch Gardens' Christmas Celebration Busch Gardens Williamsburg is pushing on with its limited attendance/reservations-only events schedule with an abridged version of their extremely

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When I went for two days a few years ago, I bought the fun card. It was the price of either one-day or two-day admission, and you could get in all season (I believe this replaced multi-day admission tickets). I don't think they offer Twilight tickets, though.

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^Are you talking about the article in the Virginia Gazette? There's already a post with a link to that one.

 

According to an interview with BGW president Carl Lum in the Virginia Gazette, there will be an announcement concerning the new ride in March.
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I'm trying to plan a trip around the first weekend in April. I really wish they'd announce an opening date, though it sounds like it won't be open by then if they aren't even announcing it until March. Maybe it will be like an Apple announcement: "Hey, we have a new ride, and it's open today!"

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I'd imagine this coaster probably won't be on the park's Quick Queue system because it's already a low capacity ride, and if Quick Queue users kept on coming to this ride, that would make the regular wait time unbearably long. Even if it has the rumored three-car trains, the situation wouldn't be much better.

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The ride's location doesn't bother me. In fact, I think it will be kind of cool to ride up Apollo's lift hill while the new ride is cycling.

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I know BG is in the middle of alot of changes but Im surprised we still havent heard any announcement on pass member day. We are a little over a month from pass member day unless its been announced and I just missed it. They usually have this announced already. They have the opening day already posted.

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I know BG is in the middle of alot of changes but Im surprised we still havent heard any announcement on pass member day. We are a little over a month from pass member day unless its been announced and I just missed it. They usually have this announced already. They have the opening day already posted.

 

It's March 21. Opening day is March 27.

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I think this ride probably won't be open until April or May because announcing a ride and then opening it a few weeks/days later just doesn't sound like something a park like this would do, but hopefully they'll prove me wrong.

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^BGW likes to open rides on Memorial Day weekend. The track circuit is finished, but I don't think they've finished the station, and I don't know if they've even started testing the ride yet.

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Saw this on Screamscape. It apparently seems that the new coaster could possibly have restraint belts that go over the shoulders. Not sure why that's needed though, unless there's a brand new type of restraint system being used. Also, you can see the word "Tempesto" in the background, so if this concept art is legitimate, I'm locking Tempesto as my guess for the name.

2015 - New Roller Coaster / TEMPESTO or DIAVOLO - Under Construction - (2/20/15) A piece of leaked concept art for the new, and still unannounced, Tempesto coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg was posted to the ParkFans forum the other day. I don't know if this is a final or near-final piece of artwork, but the train style is interesting as the normally flat fronted Premier Rides train is shown with a decorative nose-cone. Even more interesting is the fact that they have added a pair of restraint belts going from the lap bar up and over each rider's shoulders. This makes me wonder if we will see a modified restraint system put to use here instead of using the standard lap bar only system.

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Saw this on Screamscape. It apparently seems that the new coaster could possibly have restraint belts that go over the shoulders. Not sure why that's needed though, unless there's a brand new type of restraint system being used. Also, you can see the word "Tempesto" in the background, so if this concept art is legitimate, I'm locking Tempesto as my guess for the name.
2015 - New Roller Coaster / TEMPESTO or DIAVOLO - Under Construction - (2/20/15) A piece of leaked concept art for the new, and still unannounced, Tempesto coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg was posted to the ParkFans forum the other day. I don't know if this is a final or near-final piece of artwork, but the train style is interesting as the normally flat fronted Premier Rides train is shown with a decorative nose-cone. Even more interesting is the fact that they have added a pair of restraint belts going from the lap bar up and over each rider's shoulders. This makes me wonder if we will see a modified restraint system put to use here instead of using the standard lap bar only system.

 

I dunno, it's just concept art. After Six Flags adding all the seat belts I could imagine a new style restraint being offered, but I could also imagine the artist just went with it. It's not as though this is an accurate picture of the ride.

 

I must say though, I'm digging that skull in the clouds. If we can have that for the actual ride it's be pretty awesome.

 

Now that I look at it more maybe it's a helmet. I'd rather it be a skull. Let's go with skull.

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^I wouldn't be the first time a Busch park has used different names for a new attraction to throw people off. Remember the "Cheetaka v. Cheetah Hunt" stuff at Tampa? Some of the ride's concept art even said "Cheetaka."

 

That being said, I think "Tempesto" is the likely choice.

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Stopped by the park a few weeks ago to see the new banners they stuck on the tower. Other than a crane perpetually hovering over the ride, not much visible work has been done since the banners went up.

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