Tips for BGW?

Monday, June 2, 2003 6:34 AM
I'll be making my first trip to Busch Gardens Williamsburg on Wed, July 2. Can anyone give suggestions on avoiding long lines, or anything useful? Most importantly, does anyone know of area stores or fast food chains offering discount coupons? Thanks.
Monday, June 2, 2003 9:33 AM
Going on a weekday helps big time because mostly young kids go to the park on those days so expect longer lines for the antique cars then AC or Alpie!

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Monday, June 2, 2003 9:41 AM
Expect long lines no matter what. It's July. Hit Alpengheist first, it's the most popular of the two B&Ms. Then go for Loch Ness and Big Bad Wolf. Apollo is a fast loader, so you can do that whenever you want. The water rides, as always, fill up quickly durring the hot months, so do those before it warms up. The food is good at the park. And many won't like this but: don't do Corkscrew Hill. It's crap. It's not worth the wait.

The Mole

Monday, June 2, 2003 11:43 AM
Yea corkscrew hill has very uncomfertable seats,and it really hurts your back when the seats start to move.Alpengiest and Apollo always move fast,but usealy around eveing when people start to leave A and AC lines get a bit long becuase everybody wants to get in one more ride on them before they leave.Also AC is a blast to ride at night.October fest is always a great place to eat lunch or just to get a quick snack,and there are food dinings/stands throughout the park so you can find great food just about anywhere. Big bad wolf and loch ness monster lines stay to about a 10-15 minute wait throughout the day besides at night when theres barley anybody at either of them. I'm sure youll have a great time, and wendys has BGs coupons.
Monday, June 2, 2003 1:09 PM
When I gone I had gone during summer, I gone in this order and it was pretty fast. Loch ness, Alpy, and then Apollo’s, (Big Bad Wolf was messed up that day.) Oh and if you want a work out take sky way to kiddy land (land of the dragons) then walk down the hill and back up a few times.

(Ride roman rapids mid day, still loads pretty well.)

(Ride train and get pictures of old Drakenfire location for us,)
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Monday, June 2, 2003 1:21 PM
Go on a rainy day, I went to BGW, PKD, SFA, and Hershey on rainy days and there were no lines at any park.

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Monday, June 2, 2003 1:25 PM
Alpengeist was the most crowded as mentioned above***

Big Bad Wolf is awesome in the front seat at night. You will really appreciate the landscaping and beauty of this park. I know I did! I LIKED CORKSCREW HILL.

137 coasters and counting...last parks:BGW,PKD,SFA,+Hershey
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Monday, June 2, 2003 2:57 PM
I'm not sure what you guys are talking about but I never ran into long lines at BGW. At least compared to the lines at other parks. So my tip is to go on what ever you want whenever, but make sure to hit Alpengeist the most. :)


*** This post was edited by steelraptor 6/2/2003 6:57:49 PM ***
Monday, June 2, 2003 3:18 PM
Corkscrew Hill is very cool. If the line isn't too long it is worth checking out.
Monday, June 2, 2003 3:23 PM
No.1 Get there early because It will take you about 1 hr(or more) to pay for parking,park,and get tickets.

No.2 Hit rides that are close to each other beacuse it is a pretty long walk from one ride to another(ex. Alpengeist to Loch Nes)

No.3 Hit Alpengeist and Big bad wolf alot ...Their Awesome...especially at night

No.4 HVE FUN!!!!!

Thursday, June 5, 2003 3:57 PM
When I was there, I went to Pompii, AC, and the rapids first. Then I continued my way around the circle shaped park toward BBW. The longest waits were for the Roman Rapids, BBW, Wild Maus, and Corkscrew hill.

The best place to eat is Octoberfest because of the variety of food there.

Friday, June 6, 2003 9:01 AM
First, let me say that I absolutely loved Corkscrew Hill, as did my wife. However, this ride will probably have the longest lines of the day. Because of the way that the entrance to the park is set up, people tend to head towards Ireland first and as a result, Corkscrew Hill gets some fairly long lines very early. The park even tells you that lines for this ride are generally shorter mid to late afternoon..I would probably recommend trying to hit this in the dinner hour.

The only time that I have ever experienced a long line on any coaster in this park was the year that Alpie opened..the wait for Alpie was a couple hours. But those days are long gone...On a Wed in mid-summer, I would anticipate a max of 20 minutes for any coaster..a little longer for the front seats.

As far as food, this park has a plethora of great selections. Trappers Smokehouse is fabulous and I highly recommend hitting. If you interested in German food and want to see a good German show, eat at Das Festhaus. The food is great and the show is highly entertaining.

If you like shows, this park is the place to be. Irish Thunder is a fabulous show and I have heard that Imaginique is absolutely amazing (although I have yet to see it myself).

Must Rides-obviously the coasters are must rides, but Escape from Pompeii is right up there. This is the best Shoot the Chutes ride I have been on.

That's all that I can think of right now..I recommend going through some of the TR's and reading them...even if they are a little old, they usually provide some good insight into what to do at the park.

Hope this helps...


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