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

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^Unless there's lighting/thunder within in the area, the rides usually remain open when its raining.

 

This has been my experience as well. I've been to the park twice when it rained lightly almost all day and all of the rides were open. I can't speak about Tempesto though since my last visit was before it was built.

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I would have to be raining really hard before BGW shut down its coasters. Wind will stop operations on the Skyride, though.

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Wind will stop operations on the Skyride, though.

 

ugh, believe me I know. I have an unhealthy love affair with Sky Rides and Log Flumes and in all my visits to this park (probably 4 or 5) I've never ridden either. I need to fix this immediately.

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I think the caution sign is a clue...and also the 2012 plans... I would love to see this park get a large coaster. Verbolten opened in 2012, which I know isn't considered to be a large coaster, but still. I'm hopeful! Hopefully its something really really big in size since they're making a big deal about the announcement, and like other people said, so early!

 

I honestly don't understand this kind of comment.

 

We visited BGW for the first time in 2015, and found it to be a stunning and amazing park (with the only real dud "Europe in the Air").

 

but I can't imagine they would bother with "a large coaster" as you put it.

 

they already have Several:

 

Apollo's Chariot -- large, thrill coaster

Alpengeist -- large, thrill coaster

Griffon -- large, thrill coaster

Tempesto -- large, thrill coaster

Loch Ness Monster -- large, thrill coaster (yes, it IS, it has two loops).

 

the only real "family" coaster they have is Verbolten. . so yeah, I can absolutely see them getting a family coaster, similar to Cobra's Curse, and that's likely the best move FOR the park.

 

lol k.

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Is the new craft beer house opening with the park?

 

It should be ready for the new season. This new Brauhaus is just a small renovation of the former Festhaus Kaffee in Das Festhaus. They'll have a nice selection of brews in there and I can't wait to check it out!

 

I just got this in an e-mail from the park

 

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Some good stuff on that lift of craft brews.

 

Too true! Of particular note: New Holland's Dragon's Milk - my favorite beer! SO great!

 

The other two Michigan beers are good as well, particularly Founders Dirty Bastard!

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Now this is a great addition! Too bad I won't make it to preview day to claim one of the 300

 

I was thinking the same thing. I am still a couple weeks out from the move to VA and am so mad I can't make this. Next year we will obtain our golden steins!

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Im a big craft beer guy. I've actually been brewing my own for a few months now and each batch has gotten better.

 

That being said I love to get out there and try all new kinds, its great that a themepark can offer its guest so many options. This must be the most extensive list of beer at any park anywhere.

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I love craft beer and am very interested in the Stein Club @ BGW. Seriously considering make the trek from NOVA to BGW early Saturday morning to Season Passholder Preview Day for the sole purpose of getting one of the steins. I imagine there will be a long line from the time the park opens and the steins will go very quickly! Reminds me of the AB days when they offered free beer tasting in Das Festhaus and Grogan's Pub! Of course it was limited to AB brands, but was surprised to discover what I and others thought were microbrews at the time, actually were not.

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Back on the new ride, just some thoughts:

 

Whatever the new ride is, I think it will be heavily themed. It might have much more than Verbolten. Theming and scenery takes a longer-than-average time to make since they are building the coaster, taking the normal length of time, and then the scenery which adds on more time.

 

Personally, I would not be surprised if it was an RMC steel coaster, since there isn't any yet. It could also be a wing coaster, since it is a flexible idea for the park. Ultimately though, I have no evidence backing any of these so it could be anything.

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