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ChristopherSE

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Jul 12, 2009
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NJ -> Orlando
Pantheon is looking stellar

A smidge short, though it does look like fun if it really is that tall. But, coming in right after Tempesto and Pantheon? It feels so redundant. And with Verbolten, that’s 4 multi-launch coasters on one side of the park. What a bizarre choice.
 

HandsomePete

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Jul 8, 2019
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A smidge short, though it does look like fun if it really is that tall. But, coming in right after Tempesto and Pantheon? It feels so redundant. And with Verbolten, that’s 4 multi-launch coasters on one side of the park. What a bizarre choice.
And across the company, right after Electric Eel, Tigris, Tidal Twister, and Ice Breaker.

I still think all of those have been effective investments, but they need to move past using reverse launches and top hats to save money on track length.
 
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bob albert

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Sep 18, 2015
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Looking at the train design and the track elements I'm worried I'm gonna hate this like skyrush. That thing is scary in an uncomfortable way.
 

JungleSkip

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Feb 15, 2010
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The Mushroom Kingdom
I had heard that it didn't try to murder but just that it attempted to maim via crushing your legs.
It's both. Ride in the back on the left side and it feels like it's simultaneously trying to staple you down like a vice while also trying to toss you across the park.

If the restraints weren't so terrible it would be a legitimately great coaster tbh
 
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Dead2009

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May 5, 2020
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Perhaps it is just a bit of optimism, but while looking over the Busch Gardens Williamsburg website I noticed that they appear to have revised the park’s operational calendar to now show operational hours beginning on June 13th for itself as well as the nearby Water Country USA waterpark.

While I believe some of the Colonial Williamsburg area has been allowed to reopen under the state’s Phase 1 reopening guidelines, this does not allow for a theme park like Busch Gardens to reopen. The exact guidelines for Phase 2 have not yet been made public so perhaps the park is just being hopeful that they might be included in Phase 2 at this time.
 
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cwgator

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May 8, 2010
660
Gainesville, FL
Keep in mind though, the event is catered to locals. The event is four hours per time slot each day: 11am-3pm & 5pm-9pm (outside of the already sold out membership event). I've confirmed with the park that they will close at 3pm to allow the park to clear out and reset for the event, and reopen at 5pm. So, unless you have an annual pass, membership, fun card or preschool pass, and live relatively close, this may not be for you. Tickets for others are $44.99 plus tax...ouch. I guess some will go, but that's a bit steep IMO.

Rides open: Loch Ness Monster, Griffon, InvadR, Finnegan's Flyers, Le Catapult and Li'l Clydes.

I wish the 2 sort-of-weekend (Thursday- Sunday) event success, but I see issues with the transparency on FB as to how this works for those who don't pay attention.
 

brkndwnbus

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Dec 22, 2019
10
My wife and I are going August 8 for the 5-9 p.m. slot, and then the next morning for the 11 a.m.-3 p.m. slot. We're annual pass members. It'll be a bit of a drive as we're about 3 1/2 hours away, but we wanted to give it a try.