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Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:13 pm

Glad you guys are having fun! Great TR’s!

I’m sure there’s probably someplace obvious I can find the answer to this that I haven’t thought of, but what’s the itinerary for this trip, as in which parks are you visiting and when? Is there a link I can follow?

Can’t wait for the next installment of this trip :)

Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:00 pm

Couldn't agree more with your guys view on Twisted Cyclone, it's an absolutely amazing ride that doesn't let up! Looks like everyone is having a fantastic time! :)

Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:38 pm

Carowinds looks awesome - and you all look like you had an awesome time there, too!

Enjoying the Tour TR. Looking forward to more touring adventures, etc. etc. :airtime:

Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:29 pm

A solo night ride on Fury is one of the most huantly beautiful things there is! It's a little scary because you are all by yourself, and it tends to be quiet, but it's amazing because its fury!

Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:14 pm

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Next stop: Busch Gardens Williamsburg! Our day started with filming on the three B&M coasters: Griffon, Alpengeist, and Apollo's Chariot and ended with some night ERT on their fairly new wooden roller coaster, Invadr! Check out some photos and video...

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Greetings from Busch Gardens Williamsburg! TPR is happy to be back to one of the most beautiful parks in the country!

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We’ve started our day doing some filming on three coasters! First up... Griffon!

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Gotta love the water splashdown on Griffon!

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Next up was Alpengeist! It’s an amazing inverted coaster... and it’s themed to skiing! LOVE IT!

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Alpengeist is over 20 years old now and it’s still intense and very well themed!

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Our rides on Apollo’s Chariot this morning were fantastic!

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Apollo’s Chariot was one of the very first B&M hypercoasters and it still delivers a super smooth, fun ride!

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So many happy TPR riders on Apollo’s Chariot!

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Back seat POV!

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Every time I go to England it looks just like this! :lol:

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When it is hot outside, this roaming team of “water misters” travel around the park spraying guests!

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Look! Even Kristen is riding coasters today! :Pr

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Love that Busch Gardens has a pressed penny machine for most of their roller coasters!

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I really like these triple launched coasters from Premier Rides!

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Do you dare brave the Black Forest on Verbolten?

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Let’s just say we got at least a “little” wet on the Log Flume today! :lmao: It’s ok... we needed it!

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Grogan’s Pub was a popular hangout for TPR today!

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The three B&Ms of Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a wonderful collection of roller coasters!

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The group loved the new Battle of Eire VR attraction!

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And they thought the head gear made them look sexy! What do you think?

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The Lochness Monster is 40 years old and it rides just like you would expect a 40 year old Arrow Dynamics coaster would ride! ;)

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I love how photogenic Griffon is!

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The theming around Invadr looks GREAT!

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Wonderful design that really adds a lot to the attraction!

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Night time ERT has begun on Invadr!

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Invadr is kind of a “wooden family coaster” as it only has a 46” height restriction.

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GCI did a wonderful job with this one. Super fun ride without being too intense for younger riders!

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Huge thank you to the Invadr crew! We had a great time hanging out with you guys!

Now, POST YOUR COMMENTS!!!! After all, we took the time to write this report, the least you can do is post something nice about it! :P

Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:35 pm

Invadr at night was all kinds of fun! Not sure where it’s heading as it snakes in and out of itself close to the ground.

The drop thru the wooden tunnel before it starts picking up speed as it just zips along the course, with several double up hops? Loved it

Incredibly re-rideable and perfect for families that don’t want to brave the higher coasters yet

A hit for me at BGW

Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:28 pm

Great report! InvadR really is a nice woodie for their collection.

I loved the roving water misters. That must have been glorious in that Virginia heat.

Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:13 am

BGW is such a beautiful park and IvadR is a fun ride and great for the families there. Great addition to go along with Griffon, Aplengiest and Appolo's Chariot.

Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:45 am

Great update from a great park. Can't wait to get back down there soon!

Re: TPR's 2018 USA Tour Trip Reports!

Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:53 am

Really enjoyed Invadr when I (finally) rode it this year. Makes me really excited to ride White Lightning at some point.
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