Monday, May 14, 2001 8:27 AM
First off, I must say Busch Gardens Williamsburg is one of the, if not the, nicest parks I have ever visited. I did not get on Loch Ness Monster due to bad storms, and I was on a very short time schedule. But I did however ride Apollo's Chariot, Alpengeist, and Big Bad Wolf(where coasters are concerned).
Coasters (scale of 1-5)
Apollo's Chariot - 5 - Wow. What a ride! The air-time is unbelievable. This was by far my favorite ride in the park. I was surprised at the short lift hill, I expected it to be much longer. B&M really made a winner with this one.
Alpengeist - 4 - This is one hell of an inverted coaster! Not my favorite (Raptor will always hold that spot) but definitely number two. Again, short lift hill which I loved. The theme was incredible. It is a visually stunning ride. I felt a little pain in the cobra roll, but other than that, it was close to perfect in all aspects.
Big Bad Wolf - 3 - For an Arrow, not bad at all. I was a little rough, but not by much. The first half was awesome. Fast turns, a total dizzying array of fun. The second half was a bit too short. I expected a bit more after the second lift. The water was a great effect though. Personally, I thought the theme could be more appreciated if it was visible from off the ride.
Escape From Pompeii - 4 - One of the best of its kind. The fire inside was a bit hot, and didn't work too well to cool you down. I though standing beside it and catching the splash would have been cooler than the ride itself. But overall, it is a great ride.
I was on a very tight schedule and wasn't able to do much else in the park. I found the park to be quite confusing to find your way around in. The rides are outstanding, and BGW has some of the best food. But other than that, I wasn't too impressed. I did like it, just a little too confusing. The employees were very friendly and helpful, and I did feel bad that they all had to wave at the train as it went by :). All in all a wonderful park with top notch rides.
Monday, May 14, 2001 8:51 AM
You forgot to ride Nessie and Wild Maus.
Hi, my name is Eric, and I am a coaster junkie.
Monday, May 14, 2001 10:23 AM
I didn't forget, it rained.
Monday, May 14, 2001 12:11 PM
The reason AC's lift is so short is because it is only 170ft. its drop is 210ft!
If FoF got that great of a makeover than why can't I?
Monday, May 14, 2001 5:28 PM
I understand it's only 170, but I still expected it to be a little longer, that's all :)