BGW Tips, Tricks!

Thursday, July 18, 2002 7:23 PM
Going to BGW soon. I need any info on the park- anything- stratagies, ride reviews, tips and hints. Thanks! Also, where to sit on each coaster?


Friday, July 19, 2002 6:56 AM
Hmmmm I think I have a few pointers, that might help.

Heads towards Appollo's Chariot first BGW does hold guests at a certain point from it (sometimes the train right by there leaves before the running guests are you might want to ride the train first).

AC- BACK SEAT is a must!
BBwolf- Front Seat
Wild Mause- Front seat (not like it matters though)
Alpen.- Back and Front seat are a must
LMonster- Back seat for great whipping effect and front for visuals.

Don't miss attractions:

Corkscrew Hill- Great Simulator ride somewhat hidden in the Ireland section

Irish Thunder- GREAT Show

Castle O' Salivan- GREAT show...suppose to be a kid's show but I really enjoyed it, music and story!...also try the food over in Ireland!

Imaginique- A night show that is AWESOME get over to where they have this (I think it's the Italian looking area...forgot the name off the top of my head) This area fills up FAST though.

I hope some of this helps and enjoy your trip!

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Friday, July 19, 2002 7:05 AM
To tell you the truth, BGW is the only park i've been too that doesn't ever really seem busy. For example, at SFDL there are a ton of people. The whole midway is crouded, all the queues are full, but its the opposite at BGW. Maybe its because of all the scenery and trees that it doesn't seem crouded. When I went all the rides were walk ons all day. (Including Alpie and AC). Stragegy: Go to whatever ride you want first. Most likely the lines will be short and stay that way. Have FUN!
Friday, July 19, 2002 7:42 AM

Ride of Steel, while BGW does handle crowds well, I have seen Alpengeist's line over 1.5 hrs this year. On busy Saturdays some rides to get lines. Trust me, if you were walking on Alpengeist all day, it was relatively empty.

pez, take in BGW. The shows and food are very good, as is the landscaping and atmosphere. It is not your average theme park. Wait for them to open Ireland, and run through there to get to Alpengeist first. Take a few rides, then do the Wilde Maus and BBW while in the back of the park. Apollo's Line never gets over 45 min even on a packed Saturday and is usually much less (weekdays are usually 20 min tops). Wait until later to ride Loch Ness.

Corkscrew Hill is very good, but it can be a very long line. Expect to wait, but it is worth it once. Escape from Pompeii is fantastic, do not miss this ride! Use the train and skyride to save walking, as the major rides are very spread out (especially avoid the hill/bridge crossover in the middle of the park).

Friday, July 19, 2002 11:13 AM

Time also matters. The morning is usually empty, but around 12-2 there is a big "wave" of people and I actually saw LNM with a 40 minute wait.

Otherwise, Hit Apollo first. Try to ride the front and the back. The front seat is cool, because on a hot summer day, at the top you are in blinding heat. At the bottom of the drop, near the river, the temperature drops like 15 degrees so you get a little chill with your thrill :P

Next, move back and hit Big Bad Wolf. This ride can be a real bottleneck later on, because of it's appeal to little kids and families. Same for Wild Maus, this seems less trimmed in the morning.

And then, theres the looming White beauty, Alpengeist. This area of the park, although well themed, is narrow and can get congested easily. Re-ride Alpe as much as possible, and you'll fall in love with it.

Next, walk down towards Ireland. Being new, It boasts the cleanest (as if the park could be any cleaner) and newest motif. I highly reccomend Irish Thunder, this is almost as good as Riverdance! Don't miss Corkscrew Hill, either. A great Simulator, this is definetly worth any wait (plus, the que is mostly air conditioned).

And then, we have the three big water rides. Escape from Pompeii is a good ride to hit, if you've come out of Ireland and find yourself back in Britain. Walk towards Pompeii, and If the line is just in the queues, and doesnt streach to the entrance, hit it now.
Roman Rapids is a fun, but mild raft ride. This unfortunatly has a long line most of the day. If you have time to kill, and if you don't want to take in the park, hit this. Otherwise it's not much.
Le Scoot (Arrow flume) is fun, and does a large drop right next to alpe. Le Scoot gets heavy lines after 3 pm, so ride it early after Alpe.

Hope you have fun, and remember to take in the park. It is truely beautiful and it has the "other" beauty that CP doesn't (no offence, I still love CP more).

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Friday, July 19, 2002 11:39 AM

AC- If you like hypers you will love this.

BBW-Fun anywere

LNM- Back

WM- don't

Alp- Front the closer you get to the front the better 2 better 3, 3 better then 4 ect., ect., ect.

From opening to 11 AM most everything is a small wait. At around 3 PM 1 hour for AC/ALP. Go on corckscrew hill it is very realistic. Also CH has the longest wait like 20 minutes in the morning get there fast. The park is buitiful walking around is fun. For food everything is superb I recomend getting Italin, German or meat house for dinner not corn dogs and chicken fingers that will disapoint you. Enjoy my favorite park.

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Friday, July 19, 2002 1:06 PM
Last year, I asked a similar question, and I got advice on where to eat, and I listened and enjoyed! Goto Germany I think, and its a place with like 3-4 different places to eat kinda, and has a show in the middle. Its great! Eat there! If only I knew the name! .

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Friday, July 19, 2002 3:21 PM

Get there at 9:30 and then go to around Corkscrew hill to Alpengeist. Nobody is there and it opens early. You can get about 5 rides in. I got 8 before anyone else got there. Or you can take the train to it.



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