Bolt Yourself In
*** This post was edited by thrillman on 3/11/2002. ***
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. ***
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.
"I wasn't always this cynical, but then I started kindergarden..."
*** This post was edited by SLFAKE on 3/11/2002. ***
Bolt Yourself In
"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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