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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby SLCHeadache » Fri May 11, 2018 5:09 am

VegasBaby wrote:They really don't have a proper family coaster. The two "family" coasters at BGW have height requirements of 46" (Invadr) and 48" (Verbolten). When I think of family coasters, I think of rides with 40-42" height requirements that the whole family can ride together. (Most kids hit 42" by the time they are 5 years old.)

I consider Verbolten as aggressive as Loch Ness Monster if not more so. I guess some would call it family, I sure wouldn't. InvadR's intensity is appropriate for a lower minimum height, though. And that brings me to...

SpookyScarySkeleton wrote:Then decrease the limit of Invadr and stop overspending on family rides.

48" is par for most GCIs, Joris en de Draak is the equivalent of 42"/44", though. BGW should get with GCI and make whatever modifications necessary to get that minimum height down. Probably wouldn't cost as much as a large new ride for this minimum height.

A.J. wrote:Are we really so spoiled that a park is "losing ground" only because they haven't one-upped another park in the past few years? There's something to be said about a slow and steady business model. Does anyone realize that Busch Gardens had literally no new "headlining" coaster additions for eight years (Apollo's Chariot to Griffon)? In fact, the only other major new attractions that I can recall happening in that period were the Ireland renovation in 2001 and Curse of DarKastle in 2005. In my opinion, a park doesn't have to continually one-up themselves or their competitors to continue to grow - they just have to keep delivering a great experience.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Fri May 11, 2018 5:28 am

SpookyScarySkeleton wrote:Then decrease the limit of Invadr and stop overspending on family rides.


The "madmax" levels are strong with this one.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Dombot » Fri May 11, 2018 5:45 am

CoasterAuditor wrote:
SpookyScarySkeleton wrote:Then decrease the limit of Invadr and stop overspending on family rides.


The "madmax" levels are strong with this one.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Fri May 11, 2018 5:55 am

CoasterAuditor wrote:
SpookyScarySkeleton wrote:Then decrease the limit of Invadr and stop overspending on family rides.


The "madmax" levels are strong with this one.


Not surprising, as they're one and the same. Banned him last night.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Fri May 11, 2018 5:57 am

Wow I knew it. :lol:

Anyway Busch Gardens is amazing and could literally add nothing forever and still be amazing.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Fri May 11, 2018 6:34 am

CoasterAuditor wrote:Anyway Busch Gardens is amazing and could literally add nothing forever and still be amazing.


Agreed 100%!! It's an AMAZING park, and it has a solid line up of attractions. The atmosphere is amazing, and the park is BEAUTIFUL!!
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Fri May 11, 2018 7:11 am

I'm fairly convinced it could be the nuclear apocalypse and the ruins of BGW would still be beautiful and amazing.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Coaster19 » Fri May 11, 2018 8:06 am

CoasterAuditor wrote:I'm fairly convinced it could be the nuclear apocalypse and the ruins of BGW would still be beautiful and amazing.


All that would change is the park name. Still would be the “most beautiful park”.


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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby StarWars » Tue May 15, 2018 5:22 pm

I think this awesome looking ride would be a good addition to BGW:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmQ-Ha-aLEY&t=1s

I think it could fit in France or Germany and be World War I themed. If in France, it could be based around the Lafayette Escadrille (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lafayette_Escadrille). If in Germany, the obvious theme would be the Red Baron.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby TwistyTie » Wed May 16, 2018 8:13 pm

Nope
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