Busch Gardens Williamsburg Future?

Monday, May 30, 2005 5:07 PM
They really lack a wooden coaster don't they??? I think they need about a couple more mega coasters in the backlot section of the park. Another coaster I think they should put is a floorless coaster. Because BGW does'nt have any type of looping coaster at all!! Plus I think they could add another water ride even though they have 3 currently. Just one more,Six Flags Great Adventure has 4,so why not??? I want to see like a mega splash intamin type.
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Monday, May 30, 2005 5:41 PM
Since when does Alpengeist not go upside down??? Wow..

They don't need a wooden coaster. I'd pick a flying or floorless I guess.. but I'd much rather see a ride like Revenge of the Mummy.. maybe with an Irish/Lepprachaun theme :) *** Edited 5/30/2005 9:42:53 PM UTC by LightningRacer821***

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Monday, May 30, 2005 6:01 PM
Busch doesn't need coasters to bring people in. The park just does fine with out them. A new coaster would be nice. A woodie would be great cause I know busch would do it up right with theming and whatnot. I think they are just waiting for the right kind of coaster to come along. Something new and different.

Also don't forget that Nessy goes upside down twice!!

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Monday, May 30, 2005 6:06 PM
Um... have you ridden Loch Ness Monster? It goes upside down twice.
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Monday, May 30, 2005 6:16 PM
I still think they need to turn Drachen Fire's site into a large children's area with a kiddie coaster. Noise and large structure issues encountered with DF wouldn't be a problem. I know BGw has Land of the Dragons and a few kiddie rides spread through out the park but a large kid/family area would be a nice addition. They could even re-install their old Sea Breeze ride if they still have it on site. Carowinds installed a family speed version of that ride this year that is quite popular.
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Monday, May 30, 2005 8:24 PM
Be smart and tear down Apollo's Chariot and steal Millennium Force from Cedar Point!
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Monday, May 30, 2005 8:53 PM
Uh I don't know about that but anyway's don't they have enough room in drachen fire's space to put another coaster their in the works? + I want to see one more water ride,like a mega splashdown ride with a 70-80ft.waterfall(tallest tidal wave ride in the U.S).With a 120-125f.t drop like Knott's!!!
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Monday, May 30, 2005 9:17 PM
I live about 10 minutes from Busch Gardens Williamsburg. It's very true the park is long over due for a coaster or any rides of any kind really! Personally I would like to see a coaster that actually offers an experiece. Something like: Italian Job Stunt Track, Revenge Of The Mummy, or even Flight Of Fear. Apollo's Chariot, and Alpengiest are considered to be yawn coasters to alot of the locals here, but tourist seem to love them. I guess thats what really matters. A nice wooden ravine style coaster would fit in greatly as well. Curse Of Dark Kastle was a nice addition for the 2005 season, but most of the people that I have talked to at work and other places who have experienced the attraction basically have no idea what the ride was about. Most describe it as being confusing, and boring. I think what Busch Gardens lacks is a recognizable and exciting theme. For example: Marvel Comics, Nickalodeon, or DC Comics. Trust me I'm well aware these would look silly at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. As far as a family/childrens section Busch Gardens Williamsburg needs one badly. They basically have nothing for children and families. Land Of The Dragons is way overdue for an overhaul. That section is 10 years old, and nothing has been done to improve or even update the section. As far as I know Busch Entertainment has some rights to the Seseme Street Characters. Why not build a mega themed section showcasing these characters. Theme and name rides after them, and even a splash area similiar to Splat City at PKD or Skull Island at SFOG. The posiblilities are endless.
I have been going to Busch Gardens Williamsburg since 1979. I have come to believe that Busch Gardens Williamsburg is in the bussiness of taking out rides and not replacing them. Rides like: The Trabant, Spider, Glissade, Wild Cat, Sea Dragons, Gladiators Gauntlet, Wilde Mouse, and DRACHEN FIRE. The removal of Drachen Fire really bugged the hell out of me! I mean they just ripped it down! Like it was a piece of you know what!It was there on Monday morning, and by Wednesday morning it was completely gone! There were some of us who loved that coaster! Ok I'm calming down now. (LOL) Anywho I agree Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a beautiful park, but it trully lacks on thrills. It now cost nearly $50.00 dollars to get into Busch Gardens Williamsburg. $50.00 folks. Can you believe that! Amazing themeing, manicured gardens, tranquil waterways, winding pathways, unique shows, and diverse cuisine are all nice, but a few more rides would not hurt - Airromeo 8205 For Ever :-)! *** Edited 5/31/2005 1:18:58 AM UTC by Airromeo4Ever*** *** Edited 5/31/2005 1:19:34 AM UTC by Airromeo4Ever***
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Monday, May 30, 2005 9:21 PM
They need all this because?
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Monday, May 30, 2005 9:22 PM
Overdue for any kind of ride? What happened to that little attraction over there called Curse of DarKastle? Between the request for loops and claim that the park needs a new ride, I'm starting to wonder if you people have even visited BGW in the past 10 years.
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Monday, May 30, 2005 9:59 PM
BGW has 4 coasters. Compare KW with 5, MK with 3, Knoebles with 3, and Dorney with 5 (not counting all of those kiddy coasters to boost their count), ect.

They don't need a new coasters until they see attendence drop, and they may still be able to get people through the gates with a new, non-coaster attraction. Are people going to the park to ride the new Darkastle?

Parks aren't (put the ' in place of the missing letter, not the space between words.) always about coasters.

(These Three seperate paragraphs were brought to you from your friend, dexter.)

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Monday, May 30, 2005 11:09 PM
Dexter's got it. The park doesn't NEED anything, especially coasters. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see a new coaster, but I don't feel it's necessary. The best part about Busch Gardens Williamsburg is, when the do install a new coaster, you know it will be great, which to me makes the long wait between coasters totally worth it.

Airromeo4Ever said:
The removal of Drachen Fire really bugged the hell out of me! I mean they just ripped it down! Like it was a piece of you know what!It was there on Monday morning, and by Wednesday morning it was completely gone! There were some of us who loved that coaster!

I miss Drachen Fire as much as anyone (well...anyone who liked it); in fact it wasn't too long ago it was still in my top 10. However, I understand why it's not there anymore. Doesn't make sense to keep a ride that no one's riding!
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Monday, May 30, 2005 11:13 PM
Curse of Darkastle was not all that good in my opinion. Spiderman was a way better ride experience. Busch needs a ride like Kingda Ka or TTD. I say put it where Drachen Fire used to be! The park is extremely boring after you ride Apollo's Chariot, you ask yourself "what should I do next" and you can't think of anything.
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Monday, May 30, 2005 11:32 PM
"Busch needs a ride like Kingda Ka or TTD."

Heaven forbid. That's all we need, for Busch to turn into a park hell-bent on breaking records for the sake of breaking records, and not focusing on ride experience and theme.

This is amusing:

"Be smart and tear down Apollo's Chariot and steal Millennium Force from Cedar Point!"

Followed by:

"The park is extremely boring after you ride Apollo's Chariot, you ask yourself "what should I do next" and you can't think of anything."

So...according to you, BGW should 'be smart' and tear down their best and only exciting ride? Logical...

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Monday, May 30, 2005 11:39 PM
Vater, you must have missed his record making trolling a few weeks ago. (All wooden coasters suck. Faster is better, etc.) Just ignore! :) You got it right though about BGW. I (and most enthusiasts, it seems) would go there if it had no coasters. It's one of the best parks out there. Just proves you that "coasters not a great park make" But a few world class coasters like they have serve to make a good thing better! :)

*** Edited 5/31/2005 3:42:24 AM UTC by Peabody***

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Monday, May 30, 2005 11:44 PM
Just because its boring to you doesnt mean it is to others. Go to Kings Dominion if you want thrills. BGW is amaizing the way it is.
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Tuesday, May 31, 2005 12:07 AM

Heaven forbid. That's all we need, for Busch to turn into a park hell-bent on breaking records for the sake of breaking records, and not focusing on ride experience and theme.

Hasn't BGW broken several records oer ther last 15 years?

Drachen Fire: highest inversion

Alpengiest: tallest inverted coaster.

Apollo's Chariot:highest total of drops lengths

Of course you're totally right that they give you the complete package as far as theming and ride experience as well.

Even Wild Maus had that whole Wild Izzy thing going its first year.

BGW is one of the only parks that the experience justifies the admission cost even without the Cedar Point ride count. Especially on a light crowd day.

Will they build a wooden coaster? Probably someday. Will they build more steel coasters? Probably. Will the experience be head and shoulders above anything like it? Most definately!

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Tuesday, May 31, 2005 12:27 AM

JayChillerIce69 said:
I want to see like a mega splash intamin type.

You must have missed Escape From Pompeii, which is a mega splash ride and is, in fact, manufactured by Intamin.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2005 12:39 AM
And probably the best one around....simply awesome theming!
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Tuesday, May 31, 2005 1:22 AM
Escape from Pompeii is GOOD? Yea if your 10 years old and have never been on a coaster. Busch managemant is scared to build a "REAL" thrill coaster because they already have 1 strike against them due to Drachen Fire. Busch doesn't believe in taking any risks in building rides thats why the park is constantly behind ALL the other parks!
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