BGT & IOA: What rides to get on first?

Saturday, June 15, 2002 6:47 AM
I will be going to BGT and IOA in a few days. I was wondering if any enthusiasts who live around there know how bad crowds will be and what rides to get on first and last. I will be getting to each park when they open in the morning-if that helps. Thanks.

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 7:33 AM
Well, I've been to BGT once. It was in January, so crowds were non-existant. I'd say goto Montu first. After we did that a couple times, take the skyride to Kuma, or walk to Gwazi. If you goto Gwazi second, then take the skyride to Kumba. From there, walk to Scorpion. I don't know how to get to Python, or if it's even worth your time, as it was closed when I was there.

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 7:36 AM

Get to each park 30min before they open. At IOA hit Spidey, Dr.Doom, and Hulk and the work your way clockwise finishing at Seuss Landing.

At BGT, hit Gwazi, Montu, and then take the skyride to the back of the park for Kumba. Have fun!!

Also, use the single rider lines at IOA. I think they have them for Hulk and Spidey. It can cut a 70 min wait to 5 min. Of course, you must be alone or at leat be willing to ride without who you came with.

*** This post was edited by the thrill on 6/15/2002. ***

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 7:52 AM
Well if your an animal lover then at bgt, head straight to rhino rally, because thats the newest ride and has the longest lines.

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 9:31 AM
Accually, even if you are an animal lover, don't goto Rhino Rally at all. The ride sucks, imo. The drivers tell cheezey jokes, you can see the animals from the skyride, and you hardly get wet.

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Deja Vu in the front seat makes V2 feel like a kiddie ride!

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 11:54 AM
About these 'single rider' lines. I have heard mixed stories from many people. Some say that the single lines are longer than the actual line, and others say that they are much shorter. Can anybody verify this? Thanks.

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Make it to SFNE for S:Ros and BDK!!!!

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 12:06 PM

On busy days, single ride lines aren't as much for single riders as they are for groups who don't mind being broken up. So don't get your hopes up too high.

At IOA, reserve a seat on Spidey ASAP and then just refuse to use Universal Express at all. You won't get your wait expectations built up too high and the queues are interesting, anyway. DD was 10 times better waiting through the queues than it was cutting through quickly via Express.

Kumba is my #1 steel coaster, Montu my #1 invert and Gwazi my #1 duelling coaster. Can't go wrong with any of 'em IMHO.

Have fun and take lots of pictures.

-'Playa

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 5:31 PM

I've been do BGT about 10 times. I'd suggest going straight to GWAZI because at times during the day it can load VERY slow. If you plan on riding RR during your day, hit it early. My only suggestion is that you do not go into it with high expectations.

Montu and Kumba generally peak at aroung 30-45 minutes on a weekday. If it is hot, Congo could get up to an hour and a half with StanleyFalls at 30 min and Tidal Wave at 45. Scorpion and Python will stay under 20 minutes wth two train operations. Their limited selection of flat rides usually have 1 cycle waits.

When travelling from Egypt to Stanleyville, the (normal) walk takes from about 15-20 minutes, while the skyride line can get much longer.

All the times I gave are MAX, the first hour or two and usually the last 3 hours are usually walk-ons for most rides. Kumba and Montu have huge capacities, so lines move fast. It is a great park and you will enjoy.

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 8:59 PM

Single rider lines work. I used the single rider line at IOA last week and waited 5 minutes for Hulk. The posted wait was 70min. It will work no matter when but sometimes if the line isn't long they won't even have a single rider line available.

DD is never more than 10-15minutes. Don't believe the posted wait times in the front. Many times they will say 45min when it is really only about 5min. Don't ask me why!!

Skip Rhino Rally. It sucks. If you're of age, don't forget about the free beer!!!

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Sunday, June 16, 2002 12:47 PM
Should I sit up front on Hulk?

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Sunday, June 16, 2002 1:26 PM

Yes it is a lot better (in my opinion) than all the other seats.

But not if the front row line is close to filled, that is about a 10-12 train wait

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Sunday, June 16, 2002 1:27 PM
Anyone know why BGT closes at the latest 8:00, they do open at 9:00 but there will never be time for any night rides because it will be closed before the sun goes down
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