BGT Question

Monday, March 11, 2002 8:34 AM
I am going to be at BGT on either April 1st or 2nd and was wondering what the lines are like during this time of year. Also, since this is my first time going there, it would be helpful to know what to go on first, second, etc.
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Monday, March 11, 2002 8:42 AM
Shouldn't be bad at all. As with any park, avoid the weekends. Probably should get a few rides on Gwazi first. The line there pretty much stays long all day, but on a Mon. or Tues. you may not have any problems. I would say go to Montu next and then make your way to the back of the park for Kumba and Scorpion, then you can make your way around to Python and end up riding again at Gwazi near the entrance. Have fun ! Don't forget the free beer.

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*** This post was edited by thrillman on 3/11/2002. ***

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Monday, March 11, 2002 8:43 AM

April 1/2 is at the end of the spring/easter break. It could get ugly (crowd wise of course).

You don't have a lot of choice as to what to go on first, second, etc. BGT doesn't have a huge coaster collection, so just go and stumble across whatever tickles your fancy. Wander through and ride what you want (and however many times you want). Everything is excellent there, with the exception of the rattle-traps Scorpion and the other Arrow looper (why is that name escaping me.....oh, that's right, because it sucks). One other tip: the POPCORN that is sold at BGT is WONDERFUL. So Indulge. Enjoy. Have some free samples of beer. And bring your sunscreen.

*** This post was edited by ophthodoc on 3/11/2002. ***

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Monday, March 11, 2002 10:52 AM

Opinions can vary so much.

Python happens to be the other coaster that opthodoc mentioned... and not an arrow looper but rather an arrow corkscrew. Other than that, I agree with the opinion. Ride only for the count. IF the lines are long (and they can be on this... and slow moving too), and you are pressed for time, you may not want to even do this one for the count, making better use of your time somewhere else.

As for Scorpion... this is a very fun and very compact little Schwarzkopf looper. It doesn't look like much, but it has a few surprises... like a very intense loop and some wicket headchopper effects. Don't miss this one.

Don't forget two other things... Tidal Wave and Stanley Falls. Okay, so they are not themed to the extent of other Florida attractions. Actually, with the exception of an African village along the course of the Tidal Wave, there really is no theming... but some great landscapbing. However, in my book they don't need it. They are both fun rides. Stanley Falls is your typical flume, but fun. Tidal Wave is a fun shoot-the-chutes ride that meanders a bit before taking you up the lift for the final drop. And if you don't get wet on the drop... stand on the bridge and wait for a boat do come down. You will know why they call this the Tidal Wave. As for Congo rapids... some say these are really wet. However, the boat I was in stayed very dry. I guess it depends on where you boat winds up through the course.

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*** This post was edited by SLFAKE on 3/11/2002. ***

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Monday, March 11, 2002 11:05 AM
Actually the lines in april will be fairly long considering spring break for college students is late march and high schools and below are in April. During April the park goes into it's spring break hours and gets fairly crowded even on week days.
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Monday, March 11, 2002 11:17 AM
That's actually correct. I remember the year they introduced the fun card, the traffic backed up all the way to Olive Garden. They are doing the Fun CArd againi this year, so the crowds could be large. But Mon/Tues is still better than the weekends.

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Monday, March 11, 2002 12:26 PM

"No fun card" is more like it...came out with that stupid thing right after we bought our season passes last year. Probably still better for us (parking/food discounts/SWF), but the CROWDS those things drew...pay once, ride all year. Thank goodness I tend to get *sick* during the week.

opthodoc, I'm a little disappointed that you "see" everything else so CLEARLY, yet don't give Scorpion its props...;)

last note...Gwazi actually has the worst lines early in the day (being next to the front gate)...I'd recommend Kumba/water rides early, then heading toward Montu (via the SkyWay if it's not windy), and Gwazi later after the woodie has heated up a bit, and the crowds have dispersed...also, Gwazi's nearest the "beer samples"...:)

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