Will Griffon be open for BGE's opening weekend (24th & 25)?

Monday, March 19, 2007 2:05 PM
Thinking about heading up to opening weekend, just curious to see if Griffon would be running. The press releases say opening late spring, but final track construction occured Feb. 22nd. If anyone knows anything, it would be appreciated.
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Monday, March 19, 2007 2:11 PM
Last I heard, no, it will NOT be ready for opening weekend. It will be close to opening, and you might see some testing with a soft opening soon after, but do not expect to get a ride opening weekend.
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Monday, March 19, 2007 2:18 PM
Definitely not, unless they kick some serious butt this week. I was just there on Saturday, and there was still a fair amount of work left to be done. I don't even know how close they are to testing.

Ground construction is still in progress, and I didn't see the ride testing at all the other day, though they have at least 1 train in the maintenance shed.

I would guess that we're looking at no sooner than the end of April.

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Monday, March 19, 2007 2:38 PM
I'm going March 31, it'll be my first time at BG....anyone know if the Skyride would be open yet? Or will it still be down for Griffon construction?

Anything else closed that early in the season? Like water rides?

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Monday, March 19, 2007 2:51 PM
Think I remember them saying that it wasn't going to open till late spring of this year, which would probably put it around the end of April into early May.
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Monday, March 19, 2007 3:28 PM
according to this video update it will be open before Griffon;

http://www.coasterworldnews.com/v2/?cat=media&page=player&address=SPECIAL%20GRIFFON%20REPORT.wmv

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 4:35 PM
just got a email with a new web page for griffon

opening date set for may 25th

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 7:54 PM
The trains for Griffin are now in.

http://www.screamscape.com/html/busch_gardens_europe.htm

*** Edited 3/20/2007 11:59:11 PM UTC by coasterkid92***

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 9:03 PM
Heres video of the trains and the station from today media tour:

http://www.coasterworldnews.com/v2/?cat=media&page=player&address=GRIFFON%20TOUR-MARCH%2020TH%202007.wmv

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 9:22 PM

Richard S Stevenson said:
just got a email with a new web page for griffon


Can we have a link?

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:57 PM
According to my ACE regional rep, Griffon is scheduled to open on May 25th, 2007...

I believe the webpage Richard is refering to is: www.griffoncoaster.com

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:59 PM
Sorry heres the link:

http://www.griffoncoaster.com/

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007 11:51 PM
Cool thanks. Now I can start planning a trip. Probably early June.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2007 5:06 PM
Cant wait that long im going next weekend.

I guess I'll be making 2 trips to VA this year.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007 9:04 AM
We are going there next week. Can't wait for the first coaster ride of the season.
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Saturday, March 24, 2007 8:48 AM
Griffon is now testing according to Coaster Crew;

http://coastercrew.com/

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Saturday, March 24, 2007 11:22 PM
I watched Griffon test from about 4:00 on today. Man does that thing look like a killer drop. Beyond that I just really noticed today how short the ride is.
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Sunday, March 25, 2007 11:29 PM
Heres video of it testing;

http://www.coasterworldnews.com/v2/?cat=media&page=player&address=MARCH%2025TH%202007.wmv

heres even more video

http://www.coastercrew.com/videos.php

*** Edited 3/26/2007 3:55:40 AM UTC by Ajrides***

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