First time to Busch Gardens, VA - any suggestions, discounts, etc.?

Saturday, August 8, 2009 11:06 AM

Trust me, if I see any beer, I will walk the other way ;)

So, does the LNMonster ever intersect in the loops anymore? I always heard that it was usually a rare thing.

I saw a picture once (maybe in an old ACE mag) where there was a train in each loop, one six cars long, the other seven. Very interesting...

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Saturday, August 8, 2009 11:20 AM

Its my understanding that LNM was designed so that the trains will only pass each other in the loops when operating three trains.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009 11:28 AM

Not only that but the second lift was designed to crawl to make it happen (look back at really old TRs you'll see that common complaint) when it became apparent that LNM would hardly ever run with three trains (due to lack of lines) they set the second lift to run at normal speed. So even if it runs in three train operations, it doesnt happen any more. However, trust me, back in the day it would do that every time the coaster was running three train operations.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009 12:07 PM

Touchdown said:
became apparent that LNM would hardly ever run with three trains (due to lack of lines) they set the second lift to run at normal speed. So even if it runs

So I don't need to worry about waiting in line to ride LNM I take it?! Pretty excited about my trip, we decided to head out tomorrow and be at the park on Monday (BIG change of plans).

Too bad they don't intersect the loops at the same time, seems that where it is placed, etc., that people would almost wait for it. Guess with things like Griffon, patrons have something else to look at.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009 12:12 PM

I dont think Ive ever waited more then 30 minutes ever for the LNM, most of the times its a station wait. Actually, unless you are there on a Saturday lines for most of BGW's coasters should all be under an hour the whole day, the longest line is typically the line for Le Scoot the log flume.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009 12:17 PM

When we were there on a Saturday, we did LNM first thing and were able to get re-rides without getting up.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009 11:30 PM

CoasterDemon said:
Too bad they don't intersect the loops at the same time, seems that where it is placed, etc., that people would almost wait for it. Guess with things like Griffon, patrons have something else to look at.

I don't know. I still got a kick out of standing underneath it and watching the train descend the hill right towards the midway. There's something about watching a coaster train coming right for you that is pretty cool.

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Sunday, August 9, 2009 10:25 AM

Even better is standing under Nessie's loops with trains whizzing by you while the Fourt of July Weekend fireworks are going off above the Rhine River. THAT was COOL!

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Sunday, August 9, 2009 6:37 PM

Carrie M. said: I don't know. I still got a kick out of standing underneath it and watching the train descend the hill right towards the midway. There's something about watching a coaster train coming right for you that is pretty cool.

Geekette, party of one...your table is ready ;)

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Sunday, August 9, 2009 9:21 PM

And to think, no one thought I was really an enthusiast. :)

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Sunday, August 9, 2009 11:17 PM

Your cover is blown!

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Monday, August 10, 2009 7:43 PM

Acoustic Viscosity said:
Even better is standing under Nessie's loops with trains whizzing by you...

.. I have to ask why you are standing in the water during fireworks as to stand under both of them would require you to be in the lake ;)

-literal ridem'

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