We know that by going early, we'll miss out on a few things (like DarKastle and most shows), but hopefully make up for it with cheaper hotels and shorter lines. We're coaster nuts, but we also appreciate theming. (If BGW feels a bit like EPCOT's World Showcase, that's not a bad thing.)
Do you have any advice for early season visits? What about the theming and landscaping -- is it worth waiting a few months for a better experience?
[spelling] *** Edited 3/11/2005 3:26:34 PM UTC by greatwhitenorth***
I went in early July '03, and it was packed. We managed to ride all the coasters with almost no lines in the afternoos, because the park emptied as people went to the waterpark.
Although I had heard about all of the great shows, I didn't really want to see any of them, because I paid admission to ride rides-not shows. plus, watching plays isn't what amusement parks are for.
I would bet the scenery would still be great, and it would not be 95+ degrees like it was in July
Hope this summary means something to you ;-)
Have fun, and Williamsburg looks to be warming up now, it's getting up into the 50s and 60s :)
I would advice you to go in the late spring to enjoy the water rides and Curse of Darkastle. I'd go on a weekday if possible. And I would stay till it gets dark to ride the coasters at night, especially Big Bad Wolf and Alpengeist. Have fun. *** Edited 3/11/2005 8:15:05 PM UTC by bowtobusch***
You will have a good time. The crowds are usually light. A nice place to stay is the comfort inn.
Its $69 a night, and worth it. They have a good free breakfast, and a nice indoor pool, and whirlpool. If you want to stay cheaper I'd recommend the Econolodge.
It is as low as $45 a night, and the rooms are nice enough, but the hotel has no pool.
Have a good trip! We'll see you there. ;)
*** Edited 3/11/2005 10:28:28 PM UTC by Coasterfantom2***
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The shows are among the best of any theme park anywhere, and they are an integral part of the experience for my family. I wouldn't let long lines for coasters scare me away from a summer visit. At most we've waited twenty to thirty minutes for coasters, but most often the lines have been substantially shorter than that (especially in the evening). The longest lines we've waited in have been for the water flume and raft rides (one hour during mid day). Maybe we've been lucky with lines, but for the most part, they haven't been a problem for us on summer visits. I just wouldn't pass up the opportunity to see some of the shows.
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