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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:09 pm

Got a chance to swing by the park for closing day today, left before the crowds got out of hand. Took a few pics of Verbolten's indoor section before the walls went up. Looks like they've started building some of the walls already.
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As you can see, some of the wall is going up.
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The big swoop from the brake run to the drop track.
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Fun looking transition right there.
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That transition goes into the upward helix into the brake run.
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This helix could potentially pull some g's.
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Part of the drop mechanism it seems.
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More of the drop track area.
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Footers leading into the building.
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Closer look at the wall that has started to go up around the track.
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I do like the logo, even if the name is nonsensical.
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More tapering has been done where the bridge is going to go. You can also see the re-bar where the footers are going to be for the bridge.
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Postby _koppen » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:25 pm

Awsome update!
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Postby eddie200330 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:50 pm

Don't know if anything has been posted about them yet, but by the looks of the drop section of the track, they must be pretty short trains?
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Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:59 pm

^If I'm remembering correctly, they are 8-row trains.
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby alpengeist04 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:00 pm

Great job on the up-close pictures of Verbolten, Steve. Thanks.

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby crazywolf88 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:08 pm

I wonder how they are going to disguise the ride building, I mean, a giant show building could take away from the themeing. But knowing Busch, they will not disappoint.

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Postby braztaz » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:09 pm

Definitely looking forward to this ride!
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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:37 pm

crazywolf88 wrote:I wonder how they are going to disguise the ride building, I mean, a giant show building could take away from the themeing. But knowing Busch, they will not disappoint.

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby Intimidator305 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:50 pm

Skycoastin Steve wrote:I do like the logo, even if the name is nonsensical.


Agreed. They did a nice job with the logo and slogan.

Anyways, thanks for the update! I'm glad to see they are coming along nicely.

Anyone know what color the outdoor track and supports will be yet?

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Re: The Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW) Discussion Thread

Postby netdvn » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:08 am

Thank you for an amazing season.

Meeting so many awesome people
Getting an inside look at the park
Being one of the first people to ride (and even operate) Mach Tower
Making people smile
Meeting fellow enthusiasts (including one that posts here too :))
Getting my first look at Howl O Scream
Getting sneak peeks of Verbolten

This season was totally worth standing in the elements and dealing with the occasional problem. Thanks Busch Gardens for an awesome year and I hope to come back next year.
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