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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby The Geek Mojo » Mon May 07, 2018 9:16 am

boldikus wrote:
The Geek Mojo wrote:Now, there is more leaked news that a 90 foot attraction may be coming to the Ireland area of the park.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby SLCHeadache » Mon May 07, 2018 9:24 am

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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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Mon May 07, 2018 9:34 am

The Geek Mojo wrote:
boldikus wrote:
The Geek Mojo wrote:Now, there is more leaked news that a 90 foot attraction may be coming to the Ireland area of the park.
Source?


http://screamscape.com/html/busch_gardens_williamsburg.htm

http://parkfans.net/thread-5199.html


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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Mon May 07, 2018 9:46 am

SLCHeadache wrote: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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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Afterburner » Mon May 07, 2018 10:11 am

SLCHeadache wrote: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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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby SLCHeadache » Mon May 07, 2018 11:13 am

bert425 wrote: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.

Afterburner wrote: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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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby The Geek Mojo » Mon May 07, 2018 12:12 pm

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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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby JG-77 » Mon May 07, 2018 2:16 pm

SLCHeadache wrote: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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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby SLCHeadache » Mon May 07, 2018 2:19 pm

JG-77 wrote:
SLCHeadache wrote: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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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby SpookyScarySkeleton » Mon May 07, 2018 5:51 pm

Afterburner wrote:
SLCHeadache wrote: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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