BGW Questions

Sunday, June 2, 2002 2:49 PM
Where is Wild Maus and what rides/shows/attractions shouldn't I miss. Any other tips would be great! THANKS!!!!
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Sunday, June 2, 2002 7:50 PM
Be sure not to miss Apollo's Chariot and Alpngeist the best coasters in the park also don't forget about the oldies but still goodies Loch Ness Monster and The Big Bad Wolf.
Water rides are Escape From Pompeii which is a must. Roman Rapids and Le Scoot are ok too.
For Flat rides check out Da Vinci's Garden of Inventions especially Da Vinci's Cradle and the Battering Ram.
Shows worth checking out are Pirates 4D, Corkscrew Hill, Castle O'Sullivan and our newest show Imaginique.
Wild Maus is located in the Germany section of the park.

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Fear The two Apollo's Chariot, 825 feet of drops and Alpengeist The worlds tallest,fastest most twisted inveted coaster.

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Monday, June 3, 2002 4:53 PM
What is Corkscrew Hill

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Monday, June 3, 2002 5:29 PM
Corkscrew Hill is a cool 3D simulator ride in which the riders shrink and are found in a box by a young boy who takes the box of shrunken people on a ride with him (horseback, tallons of a bird, etc.). I thought it was really a fun family ride and much better than their last simulator ride which it replaces.
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Monday, June 3, 2002 6:10 PM

Corkscrew Hill
A thrilling 4-D adventure experience transports guests on a mystical Celtic journey through a land of giants. The larger-than-life adventure invites guests to experience life as miniature in a world ruled by roaming giants.

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Fear The two Apollo's Chariot, 825 feet of drops and Alpengeist The worlds tallest,fastest most twisted inveted coaster.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 5:18 AM
Coasters NOT to miss:
Appollo's Chariot...BACK SEAT!!
Alpengeist...Front Seat.
Big Bad Wolf...Front Car.
LochNess...Back Seat.
Wild Mouse usually a walk on.

Carnival Rides:
ANYHTHING over in Da Vinci's Gardesn...check out the landscaping and theming.

Escaped From Pompei...this ride looks like it will get you wet, but it DOES NOT (unless you are in the VERY front seat.) This is an Unblievable ride!

Corkscrew Hills...I didn't know ANTHING about this when I visited. It's a little back in the corner of Irishland. This is a MUST!!

Shows:
Irish Thunder...very impressive!
Castle O' Sullivan...I didn't know much about this one...exept that is was aimed towards kids...this show was THE BEST story telling I have ever seen. And the singer had an AWESOME voice!! Definetly worth seeing for all the effects!!

I hope you have fun and enjoy your trip. If you want to see some 360 Degree Spinning pictures of all the stuff we are talking about above check them out at:

http://OhioThemeParks.com

Enjoy!!

"The Future of Roller Coasters"
-RollerCoasterGod

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 5:36 AM
Someone said that Wilde Maus was a walk-on. This likely isn't true they just got lucky. In my about fifty trips to the park Wilde Maus usually had the one of the longer waits for a coaster. Anywhere from 45 min. to an hour+. More precisely it is located just off to the right after the carousel and before the make your own video area.
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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 5:43 AM
You've named them all! Wouldn't it have been easier to just say ride everything? :)

Everyone I saw on Escaped From Pompei had gotten wet.
Corkscrew Hill is pretty neat. Almost made my girlfriend sick. Beware.

Just don't miss BBW.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 6:11 AM

back when i went (98 or 97) they had the bast big band ( 10-12 person; swing music) we watched it both nights it played while eating the EXCELENT italian food....that was some really really good chicken parm. The band was also really, really good

mike

-hey mister pinstrip suit, hey mister always on the go...well i know you got the answers that we all want to know

(thats big bad voodoo daddy, very good swing band)

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 6:21 AM
Yeah, I named all the Roller Coasters and where to ride them becaues they are all good. None should be missed.

As for Wild Mause. I went in Mid June and Late August last year. Both times (4 days total) Wild Mause was a walk on. This roller coaster is hidden better than Drachen Fire was. It has to be one of the strangest placed roller coasters I have seen at any park.

As for Escape to Pompei. I have been there over 50 times since it has opened. I have worked on many flume designs. And there is NO WAY everyone getting off that boat can be wet. Unless they road it in the rain coming down and going up the lift hill This ride is litterally designed to push the water up and out creating a huge "spectator" plume, compared to most water flumes that are designed to push the water up and than come down on the boat and other guests. You'll get wet in the front seat. And MIGHT get about three drops on your arm if you're sitting on the outside of the three rows behind the front row.

-RollerCoasterGod
AKA: One who has over 100 rides on E.F. Pompei

*** This post was edited by RollerCoasterGod on 6/4/2002. ***

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 7:22 AM
When i ride Escape from Pompei in the back half of the boat, I usually get a nice mist. Not the tidal wave of water that occurs in the front of the boat. Its just enough water to cool me down for a bit. The ride itself is amazing and its usually the ride we try to get on a few times before the park closes at night.
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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 7:28 AM

My wife hates water rides, but I managed to get her on Escape From Pompeii...bad idea. In the third row, we got very, very wet. If you don't want to get wet, I suggest you don't ride it.

Secondly, Wilde Maus has had a huge line everytime I've been there. At least 30 minutes, and as much as 1 hr. It's not worth the wait.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 8:18 AM

As you may have already guessed, BGW has the best shows north of Orlando and east of Los Angeles. I often skip the shows at other parks, but not at BGW. The food is also pretty good.

All of the coasters are definately worth riding. I have never found the lines longer than 10 minutes for the mouse in my personal experience. Note that Apollo's Chariot is a typical B&M hyper and starts out rather slow in the morning getting faster as the day goes on. If you run to it first thing in the morning and are disappointed, try it again in the afternoon.

Escape from Pompei is excellent. Watch a few boats while you wait, and you can decide for yourself where you want to ride. Roman Rapids is guaranteed to soak you to the skin.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 12:18 PM
When the park opens at ten be there. When I went they open all the blocked off sections at 10:30. Go into the Ireland section then go all the way around. My sister and I rode 8 times being the only ones on the train. It was awesome. :)

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-Sean Newman
83 coasters and soon to be more
Life is a roller coaster Ride It!

*** This post was edited by SFgadvMAN on 6/4/2002. ***

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Tuesday, June 4, 2002 11:42 PM

Only time everyone on an Escape From Pompeii boat gets wet is when larger guest site in the front.

Roman Rapids you will get very wet unless you know where to site.

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Fear The two Apollo's Chariot, 825 feet of drops and Alpengeist The worlds tallest,fastest most twisted inveted coaster.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 9:52 AM
We ate at the Festhaus. Huge indoor place (w/ show) for a lot of people to sit, so expect pretty long lines for food. Pretty good food.

I'll mention BBW again. This ride really surprised me. My only other suspended was Iron Dragon, but BBW really swung you way out a lot more. The drop by the water, and the near miss with the European village are both neat.

AP is better than expected. We rode back seat. Only got one ride though. They stopped and switched from 2 to 3 trains as soon as we got in the station (in line) so the wait was 45mins or more.

Alpengeist is of course fun, but front seat is a must. On par w/ Raptor to me.

LNM was good for it's age, but had too much braking.

Something I noticed on Roman Rapids that I've never thought about before (I usually dont ride water rides anymore) is that the boats only hold 6 people. The Grizzly River Rampage at Opryland (now at SFKK) held 8 people. Was this uncommon?

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 12:48 PM

Phaethon said:

Roman Rapids you will get very wet unless you know where to site.

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Fear The two Apollo's Chariot, 825 feet of drops and Alpengeist The worlds tallest,fastest most twisted inveted coaster.

It's a circular raft, there is no certain place that will keep you dry.

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Rob

If the world was perfect, we would have a rollercoaster at every corner.


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Saturday, June 8, 2002 5:36 AM
anything else

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 6:04 AM
I recomend walking in to the park and sprinting to alpine or AC depending if you like inverts or hypers better. Most flat rides walk on but all good (dont do the car thing its packed with very young children so the line is longest. Pompeii is the best water ride and I have not sean corckscrew. I recomend spending most time riding and only see one or no shows. Also eat a lot they have awsome food.

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I rode the bullet at thrillville NH
-Stephen King Riding the Bullet

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 12:43 PM

ALF is cool said:

Phaethon said:

Roman Rapids you will get very wet unless you know where to site.

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Fear The two Apollo's Chariot, 825 feet of drops and Alpengeist The worlds tallest,fastest most twisted inveted coaster.

It's a circular raft, there is no certain place that will keep you dry.

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Rob

If the world was perfect, we would have a rollercoaster at every corner.





I work at the park and visited the park countless times. I have been on that Roman Rapids many of times and I have noitced that one seat always misses the big water fall where you get completely wet ok.

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Fear The two Apollo's Chariot, 825 feet of drops and Alpengeist The worlds tallest,fastest most twisted inveted coaster.

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