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I'm planning on going one week from today, any tips on which order to go through the coasters and what to eat?

 

Get there early and ride Tempesto first; then the rest of the day should be pretty easy. I usually ride Apollo's Chariot after Tempesto, then head for Verbolten and work my way around.

 

As for food, it depends on what you like. I think the best items at the park's main restaurants are the cannelloni at the Italian restaurant, the sausage sampler or roast chicken in the Festhaus, and the brisket at the Smokehouse.

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I'm planning on going one week from today, any tips on which order to go through the coasters and what to eat?

 

Get there early and ride Tempesto first; then the rest of the day should be pretty easy. I usually ride Apollo's Chariot after Tempesto, then head for Verbolten and work my way around.

 

As for food, it depends on what you like. I think the best items at the park's main restaurants are the cannelloni at the Italian restaurant, the sausage sampler or roast chicken in the Festhaus, and the brisket at the Smokehouse.

 

Thank You! I'll make sure to get to tempesto right away then

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I'm planning on going one week from today, any tips on which order to go through the coasters and what to eat?

 

Get there early and ride Tempesto first; then the rest of the day should be pretty easy. I usually ride Apollo's Chariot after Tempesto, then head for Verbolten and work my way around.

 

As for food, it depends on what you like. I think the best items at the park's main restaurants are the cannelloni at the Italian restaurant, the sausage sampler or roast chicken in the Festhaus, and the brisket at the Smokehouse.

 

The Sausage Sampler at Festhaus is the best bang for your buck IMO.

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I'm planning on going one week from today, any tips on which order to go through the coasters and what to eat?

 

Get there early and ride Tempesto first; then the rest of the day should be pretty easy. I usually ride Apollo's Chariot after Tempesto, then head for Verbolten and work my way around.

 

As for food, it depends on what you like. I think the best items at the park's main restaurants are the cannelloni at the Italian restaurant, the sausage sampler or roast chicken in the Festhaus, and the brisket at the Smokehouse.

 

The Sausage Sampler at Festhaus is the best bang for a buck IMO.

 

I'm sorry, couldn't help myself!

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I'm planning on going one week from today, any tips on which order to go through the coasters and what to eat?

 

Get there early and ride Tempesto first; then the rest of the day should be pretty easy. I usually ride Apollo's Chariot after Tempesto, then head for Verbolten and work my way around.

 

As for food, it depends on what you like. I think the best items at the park's main restaurants are the cannelloni at the Italian restaurant, the sausage sampler or roast chicken in the Festhaus, and the brisket at the Smokehouse.

 

The Sausage Sampler at Festhaus is the best bang for a buck IMO.

 

I'm sorry, couldn't help myself!

 

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I'm planning on going one week from today, any tips on which order to go through the coasters and what to eat?

 

Get there early and ride Tempesto first; then the rest of the day should be pretty easy. I usually ride Apollo's Chariot after Tempesto, then head for Verbolten and work my way around.

 

As for food, it depends on what you like. I think the best items at the park's main restaurants are the cannelloni at the Italian restaurant, the sausage sampler or roast chicken in the Festhaus, and the brisket at the Smokehouse.

 

The Sausage Sampler at Festhaus is the best bang for a buck IMO.

 

I'm sorry, couldn't help myself!

 

 

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I went to the park last week and all I can say is it is amazing. Every ride was great and operations were really smooth. Verbolten completely blew me out of the water, it was probably my favorite ride there. The first drop of Griffon is also insane as well. Hoping to go back again sometime soon!

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Can we all agree that Darkastle is an amazing ride?

 

I road it for the first time 2 weeks ago, I'm unsure if I found it amazing but it is very smooth. The transitions in Curse of Darkastle are far superior than Spider-Man or Transformers at Universal. Darkastle could of used some more practical sets and effects but I liked it. Refreshing in today's theme park world for a dark ride attraction to be an original story.

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Can we all agree that Darkastle is an amazing ride?

 

Yes. If it were at Disney or Universal it would be terrible but for a regional, seasonal park that ride is top notch.

 

 

I like DarKastle. While it's not up to the standard of Spider-man at IOA, it was a pretty gutsy move for a regional park to install a dark ride this elaborate.

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That makes no sense at all. If it's good in one location, it's good in any location. Just because Studio parks have a lot of greatly-themed rides doesn't mean that other parks can't have rides that are on par with those. Even Orlando has really lame ones like Stitch Encounter, Shrek 4D, The Seas with Nemo, and Antarctica:Empire of the Penguin that would be terrible in any park.

 

In fact, when I first visited Magic Kingdom 3 years ago I was shocked at the number of rides that really didn't do anything greater than those in Regional parks. As a whole they are a great collection, but stuff like Buzz Lightyear, Winnie the Pooh, Jungle Cruise, Small World, COP, Tiki Room etc. are very average rides, only a few rides are really on a different level like Haunted Mansion and Splash Mountain. But any of those could be recreated in a regional park.

 

Some of my favorite dark rides are at regional parks: Monster Plantation SFOG, Ocean City Haunted House, Geisterschloss at Europa Park, Darkastle at BGW.

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^ rumor has it, it was supposed to be twice as long, but got cut back. Many of the alleged planned scenes enhanced the story. I've heard this is why the first season it had that weird "ball room scene" that made no sense. It would have made more sense without the cut scenes, but they later replaced it with the current scene setting up "the drop."

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Had a great first trip to the park today. like Kings Dominion yesterday, the park was dead so we managed to get loads of rides in. Managed to do Griffon X6 Alpengeist X6 Apollos Chariot X4 Tempesto X2 and the other coasters once each.

 

Verbolten was a real surprise, great ride! Loved the indoor section, the perfect ride for the park as a step below the big B&M coasters. The other coasters were all good fun, Alpengeist was great, that cobra roll has a real snap to it! Griffon was fantastic fun too, I wonder why there aren't more of these dive coasters in the U.S? they seem like real crowd pleasers. Apollos Chariot was decent, didn't seem anywhere near as forceful as Nitro did the other day when we rode it though. Lovely setting for it though through the trees along the river. Finally, Tempesto! This was awesome and was a nice contrast from all the other coasters at the park, pretty forceful ride. The crew on this were working flat out to keep the queue down to a minimum.

 

Another great park visit on this trip, loving all these parks so far. Carowinds is next up on Friday. Anyone living in the Richmond area is spoilt for choice having Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion so close by. There really is a great mix of thrills between both parks.

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^ glad you liked it! Unfortunately, AC is running sluggish this year for some reason. It seems to be less forceful with less air time, and I'm scratching my head head as to how that's even possible. Alpengeist hauls this season, so glad you got to enjoy it! I'm jealous of your summer by the way!

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My coaster ratings

#1- Apollos Chariot- tons of airtime

#2-Griffon- drop is amazing

#3- alpengeist- didn't find it that rough

#4- tempesto- short but really fun

#5- verbolten- really fun ride

#6- Loch Ness- had its moments but rough

 

Those are my coaster reports after my visit sorry no pictures

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That makes no sense at all. If it's good in one location, it's good in any location.

 

True, but budget is the big issue. The reason I grade on a curve with BGW is because I'm sure a regional park that's closed for part of the year and doesn't do nearly the numbers the large Orlando parks do didn't have anywhere near the budget of Disney, Universal or even Sea World (I know it's the same parent company but I'm sure they want an ROI on their new attractions so they do need to allot funds accordingly).

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