Jakizle Posted July 16, 2012 Share Posted July 16, 2012 (edited) So back a little before Memorial Day Weekend, Andrew and I had the brilliant idea of hitting up Hersheypark for the opening of SkyRush, and decided to throw in BGW for Verbolten and KD for i305 on the days before and after SkyRush's opening. With a little magic we also decided to hit up Dutch Wonderland on Saturday in what turned out to be one of the most epic coaster days ever! First we start with BGW though! All of these were taken with an iPhone so excuse the quality! The trip began with the drive up from Orlando to Williamsburg...and a must stop at South of the Border! (just kidding, this place will kill you) 840 miles later (from Gainesville, where I picked up Andrew) we made it Williamsburg! And the next morning we found ourselves at BGW! So true!!! Before the park actually opens, the Sesame Area is already open! We both gladly got our kiddie credit in before the mad rush to Verbolten. ..and then this was the crowd waiting for Verbolten at 10am! love love love the details Busch put into this attraction! And after only about 15 minutes we were boarding our ride into the Black Forest! After one ride I was a little unsure about Verbolten...but it is definitely an amazing all around attraction. Curse of DarKastle was down at first, so we moved on to... Alpengeist! I was anxious to give this a try after my last visit in 2008 when I didn't care for it too much I forget how giant Alpengeist is! And I really liked the ride this time around. For how big it is, it has some really snappy parts and a batsh*t crazy cobra roll! Next stop was Griffin, which was new for Andrew Doesn't look like there's a line here I can get used to waits like this! DarKastle was back open, and I was surprised to see them using the preshow! Heading back to the front of the park Time for Apollo's Chariot! Not much of a line here also I forget that the back row of Apollo is one of the best coaster experiences anywhere. Another spin on Verbolten. The line was about here all day, but only 45 minutes We rode Alpengeist 3-4 times as well Can't forget about Lochness Monster! And its incredibly long helix! There's also a new attraction for us over here! Europe in the Air! Ok seriously what the hell was this ride??? I miss Corkscrew Hill We decided to take a break mid day at the sit down full service place in the France section The food was very good and well priced! It was under 10 bucks for a sit down meal at a theme park Alpengeist is still a 3-4 train wait! The river cruise also offers a nice break during the day Verbolten doing it's thing And this would be my favorite part of Apollo! And we kept on visiting the Black Forest for more. We did experience some break downs, but nothing major! After 4 rides Verbolten really grew on me as I realized what a great family attraction it was. And it still has some cool tricks up its sleeve like the drop track and 2nd launch! ..And then Andrew had the great idea of riding Escape from Pompeii This doesn't look good... Andrew, I hate you. We also finally got on Lochness as the wait dwindled at the end of the day. It had the longest queue for a while! A great view of Griffon from Lochness' exit How's it going Drachen Fire? One more ride on Verbolten before we head out I can see this ride really coming to life at night, too bad the park closed early! We did have time to hit up Apollo one more time on the way back! Still running 3 trains without stacking really Thanks BGW for a great day! Low crowds, beautiful weather, great ops, and a working Verbolten! Oh yeah, we made one more stop on our way out of town Python Pit! This credit has eluded me for years haha Cha ching! 3 new credits today and 1 amazing park visit KD, DW, and Hershey next!!! Edited July 24, 2012 by Jakizle Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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