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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:37 am

I'm not a "park show" person, but that is the best one at BGW--plus, you can have a Guuiness while you watch it. If you're of age, of course. ;)
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Postby SoCalCoasters » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:57 am

cfc wrote:^Celtic Fyre is still one of the park's shows. It's in the Abbeystone Theatre. The show revolves around a wedding reception in an Irish pub.


Awesome. I look forward to seeing it. Wish the performance side of the sport would show up at more parks, as it's awe-inspiring to watch a well choreographed performance.

DougMJr wrote:^^ I'd recommend it. My friend William worked on that show last season and he scored us seats at one of the tables in the front. Best seats in the house, feels like you are about to get kicked in the face!.


Haha, I know that feeling, but from the other perspective. There's been a few shows I've done where it feels like you're going to accidentally kick someone in the audience, even on an elevated stage.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby DougMJr » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:10 pm

^To clarify, the tables are connected to the stage and the dancers dance on the tables. If you sit there you have to promise not to put your hands on the table so your fingers do not get stepped on.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby The49er » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:35 pm

Hello again!

This summer, I'm taking a trip here to BGW and Water Country. I know that the coasters and Vanish Point are awesome, but what flats and other slides would you recommend? DarKastle looks like it would be fun, and I heard Europe in the Air was meh.

EDIT: Also, what are some magic seats/rows? (ex. Back of Apollo's Chariot)
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby netdvn » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:59 am

Mach Tower and DarKastle are the only two significant flats that you should hit. Everything else is your typical garden variety flat ride you can find just about anywhere else.

As for rows
- Apollo is most definitely a back row or close to back row ride
- Alpengeist = front or second row
- Loch Ness = second to back for more legroom and a slightly better ride
- Griffon = front if you wanna hang over the drop, back if you want better ejector air over both drops
- Verbolten = front for a good view, back for a more intense ride. There are effects you can see in the front that can't be seen in the back and vice versa (front does have bigger effects though)
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:30 am

^^Try all the modes of transportation (trains and cable cars) as they are relaxing and can save you some wear and tear on your feet.

I'd put DaVinci's Cradle in the can't miss flat category and don't miss Escape fropm Pompeii as it is a signature ride at BGW.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:48 am

I like Da Vinci's Cradle, as well--and I'm not into flat rides.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Whodey » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:13 am

What ride is best to hit early before the crowds hit? I saw in the park guide the plan of attack but it looks old since Verbolten is not included.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:31 am

^I'd head for either Apollo's Chariot or Verbolten first, as it's the newest ride (but even with a full queue the wait is usually 40 minutes or less, thanks to five-train operations). Then you can work your way around to the other major attractions based on the park's staggered opening schedule, which they print on the park maps (be sure to check that first).

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