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BGW also posted this really cool video of InvadR on their FaceBook page:

 

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Thanks again for the report, Chuck! I'm sad to see so many trees gone, but I couldn't expect much because no park makes an effort to work around trees anymore (not even SDC or Dollywood). I understand they need to clear trees t o make room for staging and for equipment to work safely on the job site, and that it reduces construction cost and time, but it stinks that the ride won't be immersed in the woods.

 

I get they can always plant trees, and with this being BGW, I have faith they will, but it will be many decades before they replace the woods that were there before InvadR. A huge part of me wonders if they'll be able to plant trees on much of the land, because the land is terrace-like with steep grades between levels. I don't think they can safely plant trees on grade that steep in fear of soil erosion, nor do I think they're permitted to (unless it was part of the soil conservation plan in the blueprints leaked before the announcement). I might have missed something and would love to be wrong.

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I tried the poutine and a nice pint of Alerwerks Chesapeake India Pale Ale. Both were quite nice. I'm intrigued by the Mediterranean-style fries with malt vinegar, feta cheese, and black olives. Unquote

 

 

Years ago when I skied at Mont Tremblant, Canada, poutine fries were about the only food served around the mountain. Pretty tasty and better than the Trader Joe's version introduced in NY last year! (The Mediterranean-style fries you mention sound a bit British with the malt vinegar!)

 

Great, fun report Chuck. As always, you have a way with words!

 

Alice

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Well, I'm sold! That looks hella fun. Lots of good airtime is very clear from the PoV, just as promised. Also, I bet there are some nice laterals, even at the top of the lift! I'll bet with such short trains, they'll really be able to crank them out. Shorter trains = less time needed to get it under way. Sure it won't be on par with the B&Ms capacity wise, but Tempesto isn't awful to wait for and it's only 1 train!

 

Also, I really can't wait to see what this looks like once Busch gets their world famous landscapers in there. Looks like they're already starting to put down the "foundation" for some nice greenery, and possibly some nice flower beds too!

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While I would have loved InvadR to be enveloped in trees or had a trapper's village during the ride, I have 110% faith in BGW to make this ride a beauty. I remember seeing Verbolten and thinking how empty the beginning looks, now it looks like it belongs there. If the bare land concerns anyone (which I doubt it does), don't let it. I'm so excited to see how BGW works the landscaping on their latest masterpiece

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While I would have loved InvadR to be enveloped in trees or had a trapper's village during the ride, I have 110% faith in BGW to make this ride a beauty. I remember seeing Verbolten and thinking how empty the beginning looks, now it looks like it belongs there. If the bare land concerns anyone (which I doubt it does), don't let it. I'm so excited to see how BGW works the landscaping on their latest masterpiece

 

Legitimate question, do BGW and BGT attractions historically not open with all of there theming in place? This is still opening in two weeks (April 2, 2016), correct? Godspeed to the landscaping team.

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Im sure the landscaping crew has a few tricks up their sleeves to make InvadR look like it belongs. Hell, remember when Griffin went up how out of place that looked? Like anything else it just takes getting used too.

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Judging by Chucks photos I'd say the 'themeing' is in place. The landscaping is a given considering what park we're talking about. Like most new attractions at any park the landscaping will need time to grow in around it, and I have full faith in BGW, of all parks, that it'll look great once it does.

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Looks like a great family coaster, something BGW has needed since the unfortunate retirement of BBW

 

I am trying to plan a trip down this weekend. Does anyone think once testing is complete, that BGW will have soft openings of InvadR for a few hours, where guests will be able to ride before the announced formal opening April 7? Has BGW announced a Media Day for InvadR yet?

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I hope this isn't OT or redundant, but are the Busch/SW parks going to be able to survive all the crap they've had to go through? I've heard they were in fairly dire straits and that they've suffered bad attendance declines despite fairly big additions recently (Mako). Seeing as how BGT and BGW are among this board's absolute favorite parks (and I can agree), it would be heartbreaking if these parks end up suffering. I'm surprised Kumba was in such good condition when I rode it last October.

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I hope this isn't OT or redundant, but are the Busch/SW parks going to be able to survive all the crap they've had to go through?

 

I wouldn't worry about it! They will survive. If Six Flags could recover from what they went through then I'm sure Busch will be fine!

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Did anyone receive the InvadR First to Ride Reservation email from BGW yesterday morning and were you successful in signing up? Apparently, the email went to those who participated in the, "Decide the Ride," social media campaign BGW ran last year. It was for the first ride after the ribbon cutting ceremony on April 7. I participated in the campaign, but did not receive the email. Apparently it filled up very quickly. (A friend forwarded the invite attached)

InvadR First to Ride.pdf

InvadR First to Ride Invite

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