Thursday, May 30, 2002 4:56 PM
I am turning 14 and as a present I am going to BGW. I am wondering three things. One what has changed since April 2001 (last visit). Is Wild Mause any good, missed it last time. And is Alpine going to be closed and whats its rain policy, I will kill myself if it is closed man I love that ride.
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Thursday, May 30, 2002 5:17 PM
About the only thing that has changed at BGW is that drachen fire is no more,they took it out just prior to the start of the 2002 season.
Friday, May 31, 2002 7:08 AM
I've NEVER gotten on the mouse @BGW, only because we can always see the cars stopping. Why wouldn't Alpie be open? Rain policy? Don't worry about it, they'll take care of you.......
As for BGW making changes, the park has been gradually changing. I took alot of pictures there in 2000 & 2001, the main change being the lot redirect, which I appreciate more than any rides they could've added.
The castle over at Ireland, what used to be Hastings, I really dug the "blasting" to the castle, it's much more rugid & real looking now even more so than before, even though I believe it's still for sale(?).
Haven't been there this year to see it witout a dead DF, though, so the park should be a little bit different this year again;).
Friday, May 31, 2002 9:33 AM
Since April 2001 there haven't been any mahor changes. (I don't count Drachen Fire since it wasn't running then.) The mouse is a decent standard mouse, but not an exceptional mouse like the one at Hershey.
Friday, May 31, 2002 1:42 PM
Jim Fisher is correct - there are no big changes this year. I read that the Wild Maus (originally the Wild Izzy) debuted at BGW in honor of the Olympic Games ('96). Apparently it was to be removed after that year, but it was kept in operation because it was so popular with the younger crowd. Its name was changed from Izzy to Maus after the first year.
Just thought you'd appreciate a historical perspective.
It's certainly not as rough as others, though. Ride it if the line is short (which it almost never is unless the park is empty) or if you just want to pad your numbers.
Friday, May 31, 2002 6:01 PM
Well when it rains we usually don't shut down the rides unless it is raining hard after the rain stops we do a few test runs and get em back up.We always shut down the rides when it's lighting. Good thing about rain is if your at the park when it rains you get the very next day on us if you come back.
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Sunday, June 2, 2002 8:51 AM
About Drachen Fire.. where did they take the track? I was at the park Friday and noticed some blue and silver track in that area. If you look right at the top of the first BBW lift you can see it.
Sunday, June 2, 2002 1:10 PM
I don't think it was being "taken" anywhere except for the local dump or smelting pot. What you may have seen were leftover pieces from the deconstruction.