How much time in BGW

Tuesday, August 13, 2002 8:31 AM

Sorry if this post duplicates - my keyboard was having an episode

My wife & I will be going to BGW for the first time in 12 years. We're planning on spending all day Saturday, and debating Friday night (and maybe Sun morn) before we head to PKD.

I know the park is small, and don't want to get bored. I could ride the coasters all day, but not if there is an hour wait for each one.

So, do you guys think that is *too* much time to spend in this park. Are we going to quickly run out of things to do?

Thanks for the info.

Steve

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 8:42 AM

My wife and I visited in April. The lines were moderate with the longest being around 45 minutes for Alpengeist.

On that day the park opened at 10am and closed at 7pm. We didn't hurry and took our time and looked around and got in two rides on Alpengeist, Apollo's Chariot, Big Bad Wolf, one on Corkscrew Hill, 4 on Loch Ness Monster (3 to close out the night), one on the train, and one on Escape From Pompeii. We also took time out to eat twice.

In those 9 hrs, we did not get bored. There is plenty to see and do. We had planned on returning again this summer to really take time and look around some more, plus hit the coasters again along with Skoot Log Flume and Roman Rapids (missed them on the first visit... kind of chilly for water rides... just rode Escape from Pompeii because it was "different" than most Shoot the Chutes)... but thanks to a very wacky work schedule, I don't think that is going to happen.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 9:15 AM

You could easily do it in 1 full day. But if you did more you could enjoy the park more like there great shows and flat rides.

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-Sean

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 9:20 AM

ill be going to BGW later this week or next week. hopefully more of you post some tips, because i could use them =P

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 10:00 AM

One day? Sure, you could do it. Personally, I'd rather spend two days there. BGW is one of the few parks I can spend tons of time in because it's just so, I dunno, atmospheric.

I wouldn't call it small either. Trust me, after five or six hours of walking around I think you'll agree it isn't small!

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 10:07 AM

I like roller coasters, but I LOVE Theme parks. Busch Gardens is a great place to get lost in it all. The coasters are all great and the other rides are all worth while. But what sets them apart is the themeing and the shows. Don't be afraid to immerse yourself in the surroundings. Busch Gardens spends lots of money making them some of the best in the industry. Be sure to plan your day so that you can see and do everything. Because you are going on a Saturday during the peak season, I would definitely spend as much time there as possible. Friday night, Saturday and Sunday morning. If you need a break from the park or to cool down, Water Country USA is a fun water park with great slides set in the woods.

Now, as far as Paramount's King's Dominion goes...You don't need more then a day. The park is very Six Flagish. The coasters are great, but are unreliable and have long lines. Besides rides, there is not much else to see and do. Make sure you get in line for Hypersonic XLC, ASAP. If you don't, you will wait over 2 hours for a, herky jerky, 12 second ride. Volcano, Grizzly and the Iwerks motion simulator are the only other must ride attractions. The other coasters are cool, but nothing to get excited about. After one day, you will not want or need to stay any longer.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 12:27 PM
You cant ever spend too much time at BGWB, you'll have plenty to do.
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