Tuesday, October 31, 2000 3:21 PM
My dad and I went to BGW to celebrate my birthday. In a nutshell, Busch Gardens places its priorities in quality over quantity. It is the most well themed park I have been to yet (all four of them, oh well). I'll use a 0-10 rating system. On to the coasters...
Apollo's Chariot - 8/10
If you like airtime, this is your ride. AC has an out and back configuration with lots of hills and drops. I believe when you add all the drops up, it is the most in the world. This was the first B&M coaster I have been on and all the stories of smoothness are right on. To be honest, this might be my only complaint about AC. I sometimes enjoy a more rough experience when it comes to hypercoasters. One of AC's strong points is the rolling stock. The restraints are in the shape of a clamshell and it is all you can hold on to during the ride. There aren't any bars to grab like on Superman: Ride of Steel. Also, I am 6'2'' and my feet did not touch the floor. This really adds a lot to the ride. Overall, it earns a tie with S:ROS in my #2 spot all time.
Alpengeist - 10/10
Nothing is lacking in this ride. The inverted seats are unusually comfortable compared to the likes of Vekoma. Its combination of elements was outstanding. It has a drop, immellman, loop, cobra roll, foot-knocker tunnel, two heartline twists, and finally a helix. The cobra roll really pours on the G's. I rode this one five times, once in TOTAL darkness. The dark ride was the best coaster ride ever. Overall #1 on my list.
Loch Ness Monster - 6/10
I can easily see why people still enjoy this ride even though its over 20 years old. It's such a classic ride that the lines were definitely longer than Alpegeist's. That fact alone should tell you something. The interlocking loops are a great photo opportunity. Not to mention fun to ride ;). The tunnel/helix is actually pretty cool. You always seem to cringe with the tho最栀琀猀 琀栀愀琀 猀漀洀攀琀栀椀渀最 洀椀最栀琀 栀椀琀 礀漀甀⸀ 䴀礀 漀渀氀礀 爀攀愀氀 挀漀洀瀀氀愀椀渀琀猀 眀椀琀栀 䰀一䴀 椀猀 琀栀攀 琀爀椀洀 戀爀愀欀攀猀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 攀砀琀爀愀 氀椀昀琀 栀椀氀氀⸀ 䤀 樀甀猀琀 搀漀渀✀琀 猀攀攀 眀栀礀 琀栀攀礀 挀愀渀✀琀 氀攀琀 琀栀攀 琀爀愀椀渀 最漀 愀 氀椀琀琀氀攀 昀愀猀琀攀爀℀ 䄀渀礀眀愀礀Ⰰ 搀漀渀✀琀 搀眀攀氀氀 漀渀 琀栀愀琀⸀ 吀栀攀 瀀漀猀椀琀椀瘀攀猀 昀愀爀 漀甀琀眀攀椀最栀 琀栀攀 渀攀最愀琀椀瘀攀猀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀䈀椀最 䈀愀搀 圀漀氀昀 ⴀ 㔀⼀ 㰀戀爀㸀吀栀椀猀 爀椀搀攀 栀愀搀 愀 栀甀最攀 氀椀渀攀 昀漀爀 猀漀洀攀 爀攀愀猀漀渀⸀ 䤀 洀甀猀琀 猀愀礀 琀栀愀琀 䤀 搀漀 氀漀瘀攀 琀栀攀 爀漀挀欀椀渀最 愀渀搀 爀漀氀氀椀渀最 琀栀愀琀 礀漀甀 最攀琀 眀椀琀栀 琀栀攀 猀甀猀瀀攀渀搀攀搀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀⸀ 䤀琀 最椀瘀攀猀 椀琀 琀栀愀琀 漀甀琀ⴀ漀昀ⴀ挀漀渀琀爀漀氀 昀攀攀氀椀渀最 琀栀愀琀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀 瀀攀漀瀀氀攀 氀漀瘀攀⸀ 吀栀攀 搀爀漀瀀 琀漀 琀栀攀 刀栀椀渀攀 刀椀瘀攀爀 椀猀 愀眀攀猀漀洀攀Ⰰ 攀猀瀀攀挀椀愀氀氀礀 琀栀攀 栀椀最栀氀礀 戀愀渀欀攀搀 琀甀爀渀 愀琀 琀栀攀 戀漀琀琀漀洀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀䐀爀愀挀栀攀渀 䘀椀爀攀 ⴀ 㼀⼀ 㰀戀爀㸀䜀爀爀爀爀爀⸀⸀⸀⸀⸀ 䤀琀 氀漀漀欀攀搀 猀漀漀漀 挀漀漀氀Ⰰ 琀漀漀℀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀䘀漀漀搀 ⴀ ⼀ 㰀戀爀㸀吀栀攀 昀漀漀搀 愀琀 䈀䜀圀 眀愀猀 琀栀攀 戀攀猀琀 䤀✀瘀攀 栀愀搀 愀渀礀眀栀攀爀攀⸀ 䨀甀猀琀 最漀 琀漀 琀栀攀 䘀攀猀琀栀愀甀猀 愀渀搀 最攀琀 猀漀洀攀 䜀攀爀洀愀渀 猀愀猀愀甀最攀⸀⸀⸀⸀ 椀昀 礀漀甀 搀愀爀攀⸀ 䤀琀猀 渀漀琀 攀砀愀挀琀氀礀 琀栀攀 洀攀愀氀 漀昀 挀栀漀椀挀攀 瀀爀椀漀爀 琀漀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀椀渀最 戀甀琀 椀琀 眀愀猀 攀砀挀攀氀氀攀渀琀℀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀䄀猀 䤀 猀愀椀搀 愀戀漀瘀攀Ⰰ 琀栀攀爀攀 愀爀攀 渀漀琀 栀甀最攀 渀甀洀戀攀爀猀 漀昀 爀椀搀攀猀 氀椀欀攀 倀䬀䐀 漀爀 䌀倀 栀愀猀⸀ 䈀甀猀挀栀 䜀愀爀搀攀渀猀 昀漀挀甀猀攀猀 漀渀 焀甀愀氀椀琀礀 漀昀 琀栀攀椀爀 爀椀搀攀猀⸀ 䤀 眀漀甀氀搀 猀愀礀 琀栀愀琀 椀琀 椀猀 愀 最爀攀愀琀 挀栀漀椀挀攀⸀ 䐀漀渀✀琀 瀀愀猀猀 甀瀀 琀栀攀 挀栀愀渀挀攀 樀甀猀琀 戀攀挀愀甀猀攀 椀琀猀 漀渀氀礀 最漀琀 愀 昀攀眀 爀椀搀攀猀℀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀㴀ⴀ㴀ⴀ㴀ⴀ㴀ⴀ㴀ⴀ㴀ⴀ㴀ⴀ㴀ⴀ㴀ⴀ㴀ⴀ 㰀戀爀㸀刀攀氀攀愀猀攀 䐀爀愀挀栀攀渀 䘀椀爀攀℀ 㰀戀爀㸀⠀㈀ ⴀ 倀䬀䐀Ⰰ 䐀漀氀氀礀眀漀漀搀Ⰰ 匀䘀䄀Ⰰ 䈀䜀圀⤀
Tuesday, October 31, 2000 8:09 PM
I agree with you totally. I have been going there since 1978, and it has always been a great experience. Probably be the next park I work at.