Photo TR: The Kiwis Do Texas Midwest 2013

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Re: Photo TR: The Kiwis Do Texas Midwest 2013

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:47 am

Great TR! How do you think of Alpengeist compared to Raptor CP?

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Postby mattnz » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:32 am

gerstlaueringvar wrote:Great TR! How do you think of Alpengeist compared to Raptor CP?


I'd give Raptor the edge. But it's amazing what terrain can do, Alpengeist wins in all other departments in terms of themeing and landscaping. It's amazing how that can add to the ride experience.
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Postby mattnz » Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:42 am

beatle11 wrote:This park is easily the most beautifully landscaped park I've been to, by alot. On top of that, they have a very solid coaster collection and excellent food all over the park too. Great pics!


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Postby rollin_n_coastin » Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:00 am

Awesome pics guys! You really captured how nice a park BGW is. I couldn't agree more about a Dive Machine being preferable to a Wing Coaster. Griffon is my favourite ride at BGW although I haven't been on Verbolten yet.

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Postby mike541x » Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:24 am

mattnz wrote:Alpengeist wins in all other departments in terms of themeing and landscaping. It's amazing how that can add to the ride experience.



This is why Alpengeist is my favorite invert, the terrain and theming makes a big difference with this ride. Great TR, glad you enjoyed BGW. I think it's becoming rare to find a TR on this park with Mach Tower open. :lol:

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Postby Wood Dragon 1988 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:18 am

Great TR! I haven't been to BGW in MANY years, but really need to get back!

You really captured the beauty of the park very well in your pictures.

One thing that surprised me was how many flat rides you pictured. I've been to BGW five or six times and never went on any. There's too much other stuff to do like coasters, highly themed water rides, Oktoberfest, animal exhibits, shows, etc. The flats look decent and highly themed as well. They could use a few modern ones though.

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Postby Mrlittle » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:36 am

I'm not big on the overall ride collection at BGW but the atmosphere and beauty of the park surpasses any other park I've been to. Another great TR.
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Postby Werner » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:58 am

WOW! This TR recalls many memories about my visit back in 2011, i really want to go back now... :b And that's a good thing, there are not many parks that make me want to go back that often without something new. Verbolten would just be extra... :D
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Postby azza29 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:16 pm

Great TR! This is definitely one of my favourite parks, it really is very beautiful and has a great collection of rides. Europe in the Air is difficult to enjoy, even in an ironic hipster "LOLOMG this is so terrible" kind of way. You did not miss much. I agree that the terrain adds a lot to Alpengeist - I always enjoy riding coasters which interact with their surrounds.
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Postby Woodie Warrior » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:59 pm

BGW is definitely on my must-visit list now.
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