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That depends. What will the weather be like the day you're at the park? Is school in session or is it a holiday? Are there any special events that at the park that day? Are there any group outings or corporate picnics scheduled for that day?
You see, the trouble with asking a question like yours is that no one here has a crystal ball. We can't see into the future. Anyone who was at the park around the same time last year could tell you what the lines were like then but that's not necessarily a good barometer of what lines will be like this year.
I really think you're just going to have to play it by ear once you get there.
I went last July (I think it was July...) and was happy to discover that Sheikra had a single rider line. The lines were really long, but the single rider line was only about 10-15 minutes.
I ended up riding it about 20 times over the course of 2 days.
The best seat, in my opinion, is the back row, seat closest to the loading platform. In that seat, you get amazing airtime on the drop and Immelman, and coming out of the Immelman, it looks like you are going to crash into the track that passes over you.
The ride ops do not let you choose your seat, but if you ride it several times, chances are that you'll get a variety of experiences.
Jophish said: From what I understand, BGT can be hit or miss. Just this past Friday we waited 15-20 minutes tops, while the park was packed! Remember a lot of folks go for the wildlife and such.
Anyhow, I don't think I've ever read a TR with anything more than an hour..
Thank you. That helps too. I will be traveling with my family and we've never been to BGT, so I would like to experience it together not wait all day in line for a ride, even though I really want to ride it.
Until the midsummer crowds return, I don't expect to wait more than 15-20 minutes to ride SheiKra again...it really does eat people, thanks in large part to the restrictive carry-on policy being enforced...then again, the "grouper" person has YET to prove helpful in queueing guests. That's because the FCAT doesn't test to see if people can count to eight reliably, LOL... :)
Don't go on Saturdays, don't go in the Summer, or during Spring Break, and BGT is great for lines...Gwazi notwithstanding. ;)
Then again, I'm planning on Howl-O-Scream next Sunday, so... ;) *** Edited 10/16/2005 8:56:43 PM UTC by rollergator***
Oh yes and here's a tip that could make your wait a couple of trains shorter:
For 2/4 of my rides, they weren't assigning rows, and everyone crowded in the first train and the first row of the second train (they load two trains at once). The last two rows of the second train were walk-ons while the other rows probably had 2 train waits. Not too much but it's something :)
Ignorance is not an excuse for breaking any rules. It is everyone's responsibility to follow the rules. Just because you break one rule (reading the TOS) doesn't mean it should be ok to break another until you're told about it.
I can't understand why people condone such irresponsibility.
I went to BGT for half a day back in September (around Labor Day). I think we waited less than 10 minutes for Sheikra (which was a good ride) and we walked on to Gwazi. It was a weekday but I don't think the weekends are really busy this time of year either.