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Aug 15, 2011
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I'm going to BGW soon, and I've never been there before, but I'm pretty hyped about Appolo's Chariot, Alpengeist, and Griffon. Is there anything else I should know about the park? Are there any other must-rides?

I'm also excited about Loch Ness Monster - the interlocking loops are cool, but no headbang!
 

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Moved to Everything Else.

Anyway, don't miss DarKastle- it may not be as great as it once was, but it's still a pretty good dark ride. The Rhine River Cruise is a nice way to take a brake for a few minutes and gives you a very unique view of the park as does the Skyride. The key to LNM is to keep your head against the back of the seat and ride in a front row of one of the cars towards the middle of the train.
 

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Swiftman said:
The key to LNM is to keep your head against the back of the seat and ride in a front row of one of the cars towards the middle of the train.

I found this out the hard way, I ended up looking at the floor through both loops and it's quite painful. BTW what's wrong with the last row? I've ridden there and didn't have issues before.

My tip: Take your time and enjoy the sceanery, and the shows. It really adds to the experiance, and your feet will thank you for it.
 
BG Europe Fan said:
Swiftman said:
The key to LNM is to keep your head against the back of the seat and ride in a front row of one of the cars towards the middle of the train.

I found this out the hard way, I ended up looking at the floor through both loops and it's quite painful. BTW what's wrong with the last row? I've ridden there and didn't have issues before.

Not to derail the thread, but I would highly recommend the last 2 rows for LNM. The airtime you get is AMAZIN'!! The only rough spots in the back are right after the loops, but it honestly isn't that bad. I would also recommend the back for Apollo, also for reasons of AMAZIN' airtime.

Don't forget that you have to eat sometime! If you like italian, don't hesitate to check out Ristorante de la Plaza. If BBQ is your thing, go for the Smokehouse. It's pricey, but it's really good.
 
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If Mach Tower is open then make it a point to ride it! I am beyond excited for the attraction and it will add an entirely new element of ride to the park.
 
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Do as Bg Europe Fan says, enjoy the scenery. Busch Gardens offers a full experience. DO some rides, time your meals around shows, don't rush around the park. You'll have a good time.
 

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BGW has won a few awards for its food in the past, outclasses other theme parks food easily (and it's for practically the same price!!!).

LNM is the smoothest classic-arrow out there (minus Tennessee Tornado) and is definitely a must ride. It can have some nice runs of air time and as long as you keep your head back you will be fine.

Watch out on Apollo because sometimes it stops abruptly on the final brake (it will cause whiplash unless you brace for it).
 
Aug 15, 2011
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Even though it's a soft opening, will Mach Tower cause long lines, and does the park usually have long lines in general? I know Dorney had no lines, and was a very nice park, but Hershey had huge lines except for the woodies, which we got the front row on anyway because there were no lines.
 
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IF Mach opens then expect the crowd to be high either way. If it isn't then odds are the crowd will be lower if it is over 85/90* and vice versa. If Mach is open then regardless there will be a good number of people in the park. When Griffon opened the rest of the rides had very low lines while Griffon was ridiculous.

Soft opening or not the first time word gets to ANYONE that guests can ride then it will be as bad an "official opening." The ride has been delayed too many times and too many media outlets pull from us to not blow it up and let everyone know. The same goes with TPR amongst others finding out through there. Facebook will ensure it is known.
 
Aug 15, 2011
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Well then it's better, as there's not much hype, but enough to get the lines down a little bit on the other rides.
 
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