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Temesto looks like a unique coaster. Hopefully, I will ride it this summer.

 

One of the biggest complaints is that it's a clone. I was just at BGW on sunday. I rode 21 coasters in ten hours with my brother. Quick Queue Unlimited was only $30 that day. I won't be going back in the summer, but I'll be there for Howl-o-Scream for sure!

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Halloween Harvest, or “Howl-o-Scream Lite.” Busch Gardens is sticking with its “reservations only/limited attendance” events with Halloween Harvest during October. This is sort of “Howl-o-Scream

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The fact they they continued to do it and are continuing to do it.  Businesses don't continue unprofitable operations.  Then again, it is SEAS, so I guess anything is possible LOL.

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The only semi-logical complaint about Tempesto is the capacity issue, and that will not be nearly as big of a problem as everybody is making it out to be.

 

Seriously, WHO CARES that it's a clone? The closest clone of it will be in California. Would all you people complaining rather drive there instead of having a version at your local park?

 

It's not like this ride is replacing any other ride. Would you rather not get any new ride instead of getting Tempesto?

 

Edit- Not to mention the themeing for the ride looks just as good as the rest of the park.

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Now that it's all coming together with the theming and such, the complaints have seem to die down a lot.

 

I was saying that would happen from the minute people started knocking this addition.

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^^^ I agree. For everyone complaining about it being a clone don't understand that parks have money limitations, especially Busch Gardens/ Sea World with the current financial issues. Also, it's one of the best clones out there and hasn't reached the point yet where there are way too many of them.

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Another thing about this particular clone is that it takes up a small footprint, but seeing it next to Apollo suddenly makes it seem much more impressive than the other iterations. It's actually a bit of a beast for how simple the concept is.

 

As others have said, it's this generations Boomerang coaster, and I'd be much happier to see it going into multiple parks than Boomerangs. Also, BGW has had it's fair share of generic and unoriginal rides, just many of them have now gone away or have been in the park long enough that they've gone away from other parks so people don't hate on them as much.

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I would have no problem seeing more of these coasters pop up. I loved Superman over the summer. Despite the ride taking up an incredibly small footprint, it was better than the large B&M floorless across the park (just slightly though). The ride packs a massive punch and is a real adrenaline rush. The capacity was low, but other than that the ride was great.

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^I think if a park bought a version that runs two 3-car trains (using the switch track like Mr. Freeze), the capacity could actually be quite decent. It wouldn't be a B&M people-eater, but it wouldn't really be bad. The 3-car version definitely looks more intense, especially for the front and back rows.

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^ I really hope they keep the launch speed the same as it appears to be in testing. It looks like it REALLY flies over the top, then needs to hit the brakes way harder. I can't wait! My fear is that they'll eventually figure out they can slow it down, and will. I mean, compare this video of 1997 Alpengeist MCBR trims with modern Alpengeist:

 

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Oh no disagreement there, it's my favorite in the park still. Also some seasons they don't trim as bad as others, but still, 1997 when there was no loose article net on the Immelman, and the block brakes gently tapped at best, that thing was insane!

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Algengeist's brother Montu in BGT at least absolutely flies through its trim right before the batwing. I don't really ever remember it being that fast or slow after the MCBR though.

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Alpengeist still kicks some serious butt though.

 

Yeah, this ride generates a ton of whining for it's second half and it's "rough" cobra roll but I love everything about the ride. The end is great thanks to the theming and the cobra roll is probably the best part of the ride.

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Yeah, I do think that the cobra roll kind of yanks you to either side when it starts to roll at the top, but I wouldn't call it rough by any standard. Just aggressive.

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The cobra roll seems weather dependent, but even at it's worst I don't mind. I always thought the snap onto the brake run was the worst, but don't really mind that either.

 

Then again, I love all the old arrow loopers, so even a "rough" B&M won't come close to bothering me!

 

I do miss the little air time jolt you used to get off the brake run though.

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The only semi-logical complaint about Tempesto is the capacity issue, and that will not be nearly as big of a problem as everybody is making it out to be.

 

Seriously, WHO CARES that it's a clone? The closest clone of it will be in California. Would all you people complaining rather drive there instead of having a version at your local park?

 

It's not like this ride is replacing any other ride. Would you rather not get any new ride instead of getting Tempesto?

 

Edit- Not to mention the themeing for the ride looks just as good as the rest of the park.

 

Hey, I agree with everything you're saying. I'm just saying what other people are complaining about.

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Seems like I'm a bit late to the testing footage party but here you go anyway. I took plenty of photos at the park so maybe I'll put those up once I've got them sorted out.

 

 

It looks like it absolutely hauls over the first hill; hopefully that's how it will always run and not just stress testing or something.

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Sure, capacity will be a negative for this ride so we can all agree with that. Even if this isn't a world record breaker or NEW type of coaster, it seems to fit in at BGW and it will definitely attract a ton of folks/GP...so shorter lines for the other rides is a huge plus in my book! I'd like to ride Verbolten many times without crazy lines like the few times that I have had an opportunity to visit this beautiful park.

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Currently, the ride looks like the creator in Roller Coaster Tycoon has the launch speed set too high.

 

Although not the biggest supporter of this project, I'm glad the ride is coming together and Busch is opening a new ride before Memorial Day weekend.

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