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P. 466: Christmas Town starts on November 11th

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Best case: 315 foot attraction is a new major coaster, and 90 foot attraction is an intense flat. BGW needs both of those.

 

Worst case: 315 foot attraction is a silly tower thing, and 90 foot attraction is another not-quite-family coaster.

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Best case: 315 foot attraction is a new major coaster, and 90 foot attraction is an intense flat. BGW needs both of those.

 

Worst case: 315 foot attraction is a silly tower thing, and 90 foot attraction is another not-quite-family coaster.

 

it's so weird, as from an "ousider's" perspective, I think BGW is an absolutely perfect park.

 

on our one trip there, we loved the landscaping, the shows, and thought the rides were great, with a good mix of thrill and family (helped along by Invadr).

 

could there be a few more flats? sure, but it didn't feel like anything was missing.

 

ETA: no children in our household, so we don't notice things like height restrictions. . tho since you're talking about a big coaster or "intense" flat, that might not be what you were meaning?

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Worst case: 315 foot attraction is a silly tower thing, and 90 foot attraction is another not-quite-family coaster.

 

Including the theming, Cobra's Curse is 80 feet tall. Something like that would be a good fit for Ireland, and fill a major height restriction gap in BGW's lineup.

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it's so weird, as from an "ousider's" perspective, I think BGW is an absolutely perfect park.

 

on our one trip there, we loved the landscaping, the shows, and thought the rides were great, with a good mix of thrill and family (helped along by Invadr).

 

could there be a few more flats? sure, but it didn't feel like anything was missing.

 

ETA: no children in our household, so we don't notice things like height restrictions. . tho since you're talking about a big coaster or "intense" flat, that might not be what you were meaning?

BGW is certainly the kind of park that can take more time between major additions (especially if the beer samples in Tampa are successful and they bring it here). It's just that KD has added Dominator, I305, and Twisted Timbers since BGW added Griffon, their last major ride that is indisputably thrill.

 

Including the theming, Cobra's Curse is 80 feet tall. Something like that would be a good fit for Ireland, and fill a major height restriction gap in BGW's lineup.

I'd be all for that, if they can guarantee a minimum <=42" and the 315-foot attraction remains a coaster.

 

Would hate to see them build another expensive and only moderately intense ride with a higher minimum height as the 90-foot, and be forced to scrap the plans or cheap out on the 315-foot.

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I'm just looking at the timeline here. The permits to build are only good for so long. They have to start building soon. I'm guessing 90 foot attraction for 2019? 315 foot attraction for 2020? And possibly Sesame Place for 2021? And I'm assuming one of those has to be a coaster. BGW definitely has some interesting things going on.

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It's just that KD has added Dominator, I305, and Twisted Timbers since BGW added Griffon, their last major ride that is indisputably thrill.

Tempesto? It's a large ride that's indisputably thrill.

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It's just that KD has added Dominator, I305, and Twisted Timbers since BGW added Griffon, their last major ride that is indisputably thrill.

Tempesto? It's a large ride that's indisputably thrill.

Man, how could I forget? But it probably wasn't as big an investment and impact as even InvadR...

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Worst case: 315 foot attraction is a silly tower thing, and 90 foot attraction is another not-quite-family coaster.

 

Including the theming, Cobra's Curse is 80 feet tall. Something like that would be a good fit for Ireland, and fill a major height restriction gap in BGW's lineup.

 

How about no

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Worst case: 315 foot attraction is a silly tower thing, and 90 foot attraction is another not-quite-family coaster.

 

Including the theming, Cobra's Curse is 80 feet tall. Something like that would be a good fit for Ireland, and fill a major height restriction gap in BGW's lineup.

I totally agree on that .

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It's just that KD has added Dominator, I305, and Twisted Timbers since BGW added Griffon, their last major ride that is indisputably thrill.

Tempesto? It's a large ride that's indisputably thrill.

 

And Mach Tower

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Honestly, can we just agree that this park is already fantastic and any ride that BGW could possibly add would just make it better? I don't care if the new ride is good or not (which for the reocrd, to the person who thinks the idea of a Cobra’s Curse to BGW is wack, I thought Cobra’s Curse was great and would love to see one at BGW), just so long as it doesnt replace another ride (*cough* Verbolten), can it really make the park worse?

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Off topic, but hey its beer and it used to be part of visiting The Old Country, aka BGW. The good news, brewery tours are coming back to Anheuser Busch in Williamsburg, on select weekends this summer! The bad news is the tours are not free, they cost $25. Tours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the first weekend of June, July, August, and September.

 

 

News story here:

wtkr.com/2018/05/04/anheuser-busch-williamsburg-brewery-opens-for-limited-pop-up-tours-this-summer/

 

Book here:

www.budweisertours.com/locations/williamsburg.html#id=beermaster-tour-williamsburg

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I wouldn't mind seeing a version of "Cobra's Curse" themed to Irish myth.

Honestly I couldn't care less of the theme, but a family spinning coaster would be perfect for BGW. Something for the kiddos that aren't tall enough for InvadR but are too old for Alpine Express. Me likey.

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Can we assume the tour will include free pints? They're being a little dodgy about that very important detail.

 

I wouldn't mind seeing a version of "Cobra's Curse" themed to Irish myth.

Agreed. While the ride didn't change my life it was good fun and better than expected.

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The tour will include samples of AB products directly from a "finishing tank." Then again, you can probably have the same experience drinking tap water.

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The tour will include samples of AB products directly from a "finishing tank." Then again, you can probably have the same experience drinking tap water.

 

wow. . memories of when we used to do the tour in Houston (even as a kiddo, they let us try the final products at the end of the tour).

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I wouldn't mind seeing a version of "Cobra's Curse" themed to Irish myth.

 

I'm on board with this. You could do a lot with a leprechaun theme...

 

or sell BGW and BGT to the Guinness people. Ramp up the beer selection. Call the ride "Drowning Shamrock"

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