BGW to go before planning board for New France Addition

Thursday, March 2, 2006 3:46 PM
According to this site:

http://www.jccegov.com/current_agendas/pcagendas/030606pc.html

On March 6th, BGW will bring up a New France Addition at the planning commission.

It also says that the meetings are televised... so anyone who lives down there, try and watch it and see what you can pick up for us.

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Thursday, March 2, 2006 4:35 PM
Good find, I think this one's a slam dunk for a B&M dive machine. They also sent a survey balloon up to 210 feet on Feb. 24. No secret is safe for these parks anymore with all of their proposals having to be in public forums and everything's posted online. Anybody remember the days when rumors didn't start till track was sighted in the fall? Then again, remember the days when you didn't know about new coasters till your local newspaper article or USA Today the year that they opened? The park personnel must love us and hate us at the same time.
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Thursday, March 2, 2006 4:55 PM
Speaking of BGW, they did a balloon test for a 210Ft. Attraction.
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Thursday, March 2, 2006 6:42 PM
Ok who wants to guess the name of the thing, if it’s a Dive Machine how about: La Guillotine (not that hard to imagine given the shape of the cars and the profile of the first hill. I realize it would never happen but it’s the first thing that popped to into my head.
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Thursday, March 2, 2006 6:57 PM
^ Now that would be awsome! :)
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Thursday, March 2, 2006 7:01 PM
Remember, this attraction is going in the NEW France area, not the France area. The New France area represents French Canada... it's where the log flume and that wonderful bbq resturant are. I somehow don't see a ride themed to a guillotine fitting in that area. Look for something with a more "backwoods" feel, like Wildfire or PowderKeg at SDC, that's more of the TYPE of themeing you would expect of anything placed in this area of the park.

It's funny, a few years ago they talked about limiting major additions because they were happy with where they were (and that's across all Busch parks), and now it seems we could be getting two very big attractions in a total of three seasons (DarKastle and this possible dive machine), not that I'm complaining. A dive machine in this area of the country would be much welcomed. They could really use the terraine and many trees in that area to their advantage and create a really amazing attraction. I'm hoping to see some of Sheikra's innovations (inversions, water splash down) make it to BGW's ride (assuming it really is a Dive Machine).

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Thursday, March 2, 2006 7:20 PM
Surrender...The Ride! Great name and theming... ;-)
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Thursday, March 2, 2006 7:22 PM
Is this where I put my tongue firmly in cheek and *suggest* they build a replica of the Eiffel Tower?

:)

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Thursday, March 2, 2006 11:07 PM
Haha Jeffery, too much Fark?
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Friday, March 3, 2006 9:13 AM
A dive machine would be nice but I'm hoping that the park builds a wood coaster. That's the one main thing missing from that park. It's about time GCII got to design another racing/dueling coaster!
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Friday, March 3, 2006 10:40 AM
They could also open a Freedom Fries shack next to it J.... ;)
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Friday, March 3, 2006 10:57 AM
Why would Busch Gardens add another steel coaster when they still are short a woodie? Surprised they are expanding into France while Ireland is under developed as far as attractions goes. I was hoping to see the Banshee wood coaster placed in Ireland. What land was DarKastle installed into?
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Friday, March 3, 2006 11:34 AM

Rob Ascough said:
A dive machine would be nice but I'm hoping that the park builds a wood coaster. That's the one main thing missing from that park. It's about time GCII got to design another racing/dueling coaster!

Rob, I totally agree with you. However, I always thought that this type of wood coaster should be in the Spain section of the park, and themed to the, Running of the Bulls.

Could you imagine climbing the dual lift hill, in either the Matador train, or Diablo train, and then coming out of a barn at the top of a Spanish themed village. Where you would then proceed to race down the twisting narrow cobblestoned street, and break through some of the houses, or stores along the way(Helix), and crisscross over , and under each other several times(Think of Lightning Racer). Near the end, before the break run, both trains who go rushing into a bullfight arena, where they would make several flybys, in the final showdown, before returning to the station, and declaring the winner.

That's just my idea, it probably, and most likely would never happen.

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Friday, March 3, 2006 11:36 AM
I don't see a woodie coming to BGW for two reasons.

Reason 1.the noise factor that a woodie would generate & @ after gawzi was such a disappointment for Busch they'd never build another woodie ever again.

One thing the park seems to lack is a launch coaster so perhaps a rocket might be what they're going for? I don't see anything such as a floorless or looper given the 210 ft height & with AC already up & running it certainly isn't a hyper so my guess is either a dive machine or rocket.

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Friday, March 3, 2006 11:45 AM

BATWING FAN SFA said:
I don't see a woodie coming to BGW for two reasons.

Reason 1.the noise factor that a woodie would generate & @ after gawzi was such a disappointment for Busch they'd never build another woodie ever again.

One thing the park seems to lack is a launch coaster so perhaps a rocket might be what they're going for? I don't see anything such as a floorless or looper given the 210 ft height & with AC already up & running it certainly isn't a hyper so my guess is either a dive machine or rocket.


Sorry, but I really don't see any park "lacking a launch coaster", especially either Busch park. Yeah, I like them for the quick thrill that they offer, but after riding them several times, you start to realize that the whole thrill of a launch coaster is the launch itself.

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Friday, March 3, 2006 12:43 PM
BGW has looked at putting a wooden coaster in the area where Dragon Fire was. I know they had looked at GCI, That still could happen.
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Friday, March 3, 2006 12:50 PM
And how exactly do you "know" this?

A height variance and the described building sure sounds like a coaster though. Good to hear.

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Friday, March 3, 2006 12:58 PM
Spanish section? You must mean Italy because there is no Spanish section. As for launched coasters, why in the world would BGW want a launched coaster when their main competitor has 4 of them, they are trying to be unique (and succeeding) dont ever exepct them to copy PKD.
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Friday, March 3, 2006 1:35 PM
I looking forward to the offical announcement! I too believe it's gonna be a Dive Machine.
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Friday, March 3, 2006 1:38 PM
Where would you put the Spanish section though, the parks a loop and the loop is full, except for the hilly section between Ireland and France, which isnt exactly amiable to hamlet building.
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