anyway, i've gotten her to agree to this trip by telling her "oh the park is so pretty, you'll love it, there's so much to do other than ride rollercoasters, they only have four of them after all..." so, guys and gals, can you help me back this up? what else should we definitely check out that she might enjoy? oh, and where should we eat?
PS: the last time i was at BGW was Drachen Fire's first season. i know it's a controversial topic, but i loved the thing. can't wait to ride apollo's chariot and alpengeist, i've heard nothing but good things about them. *** Edited 6/25/2004 1:44:11 PM UTC by pezpunk***
How about the 4-D Rides?
Shops especially the Hummel Museum
In Italy there is usually a artisan doing some sort of painting on pottery
If she doesn't want to ride the Roman Rapids, she can have fun squirting water at people.
Escape from Pompeii has a steep drop other than that it is an excellent ride.
Boat ride on the Rhine
Train ride around the whole park.
Eat at Trappers, get the sampler platter and share it together.
Visit the Eagle Sanctuary
My wife really likes Busch Gardens out of all the parks we visit and she doesn't ride rides at all. There is more than plenty to do.
If she doesn't want to go to BGW, dump her off at Water Country USA and she can lay out by the wave pool and have a good time on Hubba Hubba Highway.
Be sure to visit Lorikeet Glen. If you buy a cup of nectar, the birds will land on your hand/arm/head/chest/etc. to get a snack. You can make even make them run an obstacle course around your body if you move the cup at a pace where they just get a taste before they have to move. Just don't tease them by moving the cup before they get a small reward.
Outside the Lorikeet area during early afternoon, they put a hawk, eagle, raven and some owls on perches where you can get a really close look at them.
They also have a nice pasture for the Clydesdales, where you can get a really good close-up look of these huge animals.
I even enjoy just hanging out by the boat landing and watching the swans and turtles beg for food, while taking a break from the rides.
By the way, if you want to try to convince her to go on Apollo's Chariot, you should stand by the exit and have her watch the faces of the (amazingly) young kids coming off the ride. Even have her ask 1 or 2 if they thought it was scary. It seems every other ride I take, I sit next to someone who has never been on it before and whether they are young or old, apprehensive on the lift hill or not, every single one is giggling and happy by the time the ride is over. Because it doesn't go upside down, it is usually easier to convince a newbie to try it, and almost all admit it looks much more intimidating than it feels.
Just don't push her if she really doesn't want to go. Make the one attempt, then drop the subject if she completely rejects the idea.
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