Bush Gardens Williamsburg hints at new coaster?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:13 PM

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:28 PM

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 3:31 AM

Thats a great little clip. Really like how much fun their having with it. All that hard work to bring us something new.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:05 AM

Great little teaser. Can't wait to hear what it is!

Thursday, February 4, 2016 12:24 AM

Pardon my overuse of quotation marks here, but...

Busch Gardens has "leaked" the "plans" for the 2017 addition. Download the entire PDF here.

I pulled a few pages from the file for preview:

Thursday, February 4, 2016 2:22 AM

After careful analysis, seem like the log flume may be the next ride to go. There will be a trench according to site plan at the southeast corner of the site, perhaps an open air tunnel under maintenance road? This is looking like a wooden roller coaster to me.

Edit: Here is my guess, yes, I drew it. What do you guys think? Seem plausible?


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Thursday, February 4, 2016 6:14 AM

The log flume has been going through a pretty extensive renovation - not just cosmetic stuff, but down to the bones.

We're more likely looking at a modest sized coaster in the 50ft to 60ft range. A sister to Cobra's Curse is what I would put my money on.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 9:25 AM

^I'm thinking go with Mack again, but build something more like Helix or blue fire using the awesome terrain at the park....

Thursday, February 4, 2016 9:56 AM

That would be undeniably incredible. Heavily themed terrain hugging launch coaster prowling the back of the park. I suspect the scope of the ride that gets built will be relatively limited (between Alpie's helix and the New France train station) but there is an awful lot of useable real estate between Festhaus and the amphitheater...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 3:22 PM

The plot thickens...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 4:31 PM

Isn't Verbolten a launched smaller steel coaster? Can't see another one of those going in when they just added one. All I can tell from Gonch's pics is that there are a lot of mentions of drainage areas/pipes. Could this be some sort of re-do of the flume ride?

Thursday, February 4, 2016 7:25 PM

It doesn’t look like the flume is affected. The demo plans don’t seem to show any components of the flume as being removed.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 7:43 PM

Having thought on the subject a little more, I'm going to model the BGW ride after *the* terrain Schwarzkopf on my bucket list...at Liseberg

I think the fitting name would be: Williamsburgbanan....

Thursday, February 4, 2016 8:16 PM

If this is a terrain hugging RMC, I'd kill for two whitin a day's drive. Just sayin'.

Friday, February 5, 2016 9:44 PM

The height says it will not exceed 60 feet, but these plans are not for the actual ride, just the "accessories." Is it possible that the station will not exceed 60 feet? I know that's rather tall/high for a station, but not completely unheard of...

Saturday, February 6, 2016 12:20 AM

It looks to me like the log flume will travel directly over the station, and interact with the portions of the ride closest to the station. That's about all I can decipher from looking at both the "leaked" plans and an overhead satellite image of the area.

Saturday, February 6, 2016 1:39 PM

Something like this, maybe....

Saturday, February 6, 2016 2:39 PM

Without knowingly ever seeing that picture, that's exactly what I was imagining.

BGWFans website has a really interesting in-depth article on the new ride.

Saturday, February 6, 2016 3:00 PM

Good stuff. I was going to ask if anyone tried to overlay the plans onto an aeiral view.


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