Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby TB305 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:16 am

PCW_Nut wrote:Anyone happen to know the park's policies on camera Tripods? I see on their site about GoPro's and such but nothing about tripods.

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If however, I misinterpreted your post, then they absolutely allow tripods in the park for videography and photography. I assume you should be fine so long as you aren't disrupting foot traffic and other park guests. Happy camera-ing! ;)

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby PCW_Nut » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:23 am

^ haha that would be one hell of an interesting setup to take a tripod on a ride lol

Ya I just meant for general photography and such. Thanks for the quick reply.

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Postby RollerManic » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:13 pm

While i didnt bring mine in, a monopod would be a lot better. If you are doing LE photography it'll do just fine for a while.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby VACoasterdude » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:12 am

Arrow Dynamics fan wrote:I might have the opportunity to revisit Busch Gardens Williamsburg. My schedule will be limited but it looks like I have a choice between June 26, July 1, or 2; or August 28, September 2, or 3. Could any locals tell me which time period would tend to have smaller crowds and more dryer weather? Thanks.


A lot of schools start back the last two weeks of August, so August 28, September 2 or 3, may be less crowded. Saturdays are generally the busiest at BGW, and the park occasionally has to deny entry for a couple of hours on summer Saturdays due to the crowds in the park.

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby skyrocket010 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:32 pm

Can anyone tell me what kind of crowds to expect Monday March 21st? And what type of weather conditions to expect?

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:06 am

I don't imagine there will be a huge crowd there on a Monday, even during spring break. As for the weather, March is tricky. It should be nice (probably highs in the 60s or low 70s), but it can get chilly and windy (we even had snow during Passholder Preview Day a few years ago).

Just keep checking weather.com.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby VACoasterdude » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:01 am

skyrocket010 wrote:Can anyone tell me what kind of crowds to expect Monday March 21st? And what type of weather conditions to expect?

As Chuck said, the weather can vary @ BGW in March. It can be sunny and 80 one day, rainy and 45 the next. Reminds me of a couple of years ago when I was working on a project in Newport New and decided to hop over to BGW in the late afternoon. Mother Nature was dishing out a rainy misty windy 50 degree day, but it was starting to clear when I arrived at the park at 4:00pm. It was nearly deserted, and a lot of people were leaving the park. Turns out BGW management had decided to close at 5:00pm instead of 8:00pm due to weather and low attendance. I hauled butt and got a couple rides on Griffon, Alpinegeist, and Apollo's Chariot before the park closed. It was kind of dreamlike in that I almost had the park to myself for that one hour and was the lone rider on Griffon and Alpie!

Definitely check Weather.com and BGW's facebook page and twitter for announcements about closures or delayed openings if the weather is ugly!

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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby VF15 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:27 pm

The 2017 announcement will be on March 19th at Pass Member Preview Day.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Password121 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:07 pm

This has to be one massive project... Holy crap already?
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Jcoaster » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:54 pm

I really have no idea still about what this could be, it must be pretty damn big though if they're announcing this early. Its going to be interesting!
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