Wooden Dragon

Saturday, August 9, 2003 3:07 PM
I don't know what kind of reaction I'm gonna get from this but I just have to post this. I feel that BGW should replace Drachen Fire with a wooden coaster. Whether it's themed as a DF sequel or not I think this would be perfect for the park. Anybody think differantly?

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Saturday, August 9, 2003 4:43 PM
It's not gonna happen because BG doesn't like dealing with woodies & besides that the ride would be too loud for the nieghbors living near the park.
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Sunday, August 10, 2003 5:58 AM
I agree with you, bigdipper. It would be nice if BGW got a woodie.
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Sunday, August 10, 2003 7:07 AM
Yes, a woodie would really be nice at the park - it would make a nice terrain coaster.

Take this for what you want, but I just came up with this. Maybe its quite possible that BGW wont get a woodie because it wont attract guests to the park as long as say a big floorless or flyer? I mean, I'm all for a great woodie in the park, but I think more people would come for Alpengeist and Apollo still rather than a new woodie.

It just seems that BGW doesnt want to crowd their park with coasters. And marketing wise, I dont think a woodie will bring people to the park as well as a big steal for 4 or 5 years before they get another coaster.

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1. Millennium Force
2. HypersonicXLC
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Sunday, August 10, 2003 3:44 PM
They could add an Intamin plug-n-play which is virtually maintenance free, very quiet, and provides an incredibly smooth ride. If only....

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Corey
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Sunday, August 10, 2003 3:50 PM
Batwing Fan, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is quite a distance away from any residential areas. Even parks much closer to houses don't hold back on wooden rides because of the noise.

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Monday, August 11, 2003 6:14 AM

coasterdude04 said:

Take this for what you want, but I just came up with this. Maybe its quite possible that BGW wont get a woodie because it wont attract guests to the park as long as say a big floorless or flyer? I mean, I'm all for a great woodie in the park, but I think more people would come for Alpengeist and Apollo still rather than a new woodie.

It just seems that BGW doesnt want to crowd their park with coasters. And marketing wise, I dont think a woodie will bring people to the park as well as a big steal for 4 or 5 years before they get another coaster.


I think a woodie would be a good choice for the park. It would attract more families.

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Monday, August 11, 2003 12:26 PM
I agree with coasterdude04 but I think there is a solution that would be very costly, but could work for getting a woody into any park. They could put the woody in with another larger steel coaster. I know it is very rare for a park to install 2 coasters in one year, but this would give them a wooden roller coaster and an attention-grabbing steel coaster. People would definantly ride a wooden coaster, but it would definantly be the steel one that brought them there.
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Monday, August 11, 2003 12:33 PM

BATWING FAN SFA said:
It's not gonna happen because BG doesn't like dealing with woodies & besides that the ride would be too loud for the nieghbors living near the park.
They don't 'like dealing with woodies?' Erm...how do you know this, pray tell?

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Monday, August 11, 2003 12:36 PM
If they hated dealing with woodies, then why would they have installed a racing woodie in Tampa?

BGW WILL add a wooden coaster... in time. Mark my words.

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-Rob
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Monday, August 11, 2003 12:55 PM
TweekRocks - Yeah, that would be great if they got both a Steal and a Wood, and I'm sure they could afford it too. But like you said, how often does that happen?

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Monday, August 11, 2003 7:03 PM
A wooden coaster would attract more families? What about a smaller-sized roller coaster such as a Reptar invert. Let's see.

This: "Honey, lets go to Busch Gardens with our 7 and 10 year olds so they can ride the new wooden roller coaster." "I'm sure they'll just love getting tossed around and bruised."

or This: "Honey, lets go to Busch Gardens with our 7 and 10 year olds so they can ride the new just-their-size inverted roller coaster." "I'm sure they'll like it, it's like a mini Alpengeist to them."

**Hint**

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Monday, August 11, 2003 7:16 PM
MarimbaGuy - One small inverted coaster will not get any more crowds into a park then a new wooden roller coaser will. Actually, the wooden coaster I can imagine would get more crowds, just because it might appeal to more people. I small inverted would really only appear to some children, while a wooden coaster would appeal to brave children, teenagers, and adults. A big steel coaster would definantly attract a lot more crowds, but a wooden coaster would probably still get more people's attention than a little inverted.
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Monday, August 11, 2003 7:39 PM
MarimbaGuy, I am shocked. If you think a brand new wooden coaster is more rough than a brand new vekoma family invert, I don't think you've ridden the vekoma family invert. It's a rattling coaster with one insanely tight and incredibly painful turn at the end of the ride.

Every park needs variety in their coaster line-up, a park without a wooden coaster is like a moth without it's flutter. It's a must IMO, and it will bring in crowds, a floorless or flying coaster doesn't attract guests for years upon years. BGW can easily install a wooden coaster and make a hefty profit out of it, but, I must say, that the coasters aren't what keeps people coming back to BGW!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 3:05 PM
For your information, I've ridden both Silver Streak at PCW and Runaway Reptar at PKI. Both of which, were not that rough. Granted, older people are not as comfortable, but these are designed for kids right? Besides, I was speaking of attracting families. Read. I'm not stupid, I know a wooden coaster has much more advertising potential than a family invert. I was simply proving that a Vekoma Family Coaster would attract more families than a wooden coaster. Do you understand?

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