I completely agree. Besides, Cheetah Hunt, Montu. and Falcon's Fury are definitely better rides than their BGW counterparts (Verbolten, Alpengeist, and Mach Tower), and I make sure to hit them every time I am down there. That said, if you are staying in Orlando, the drive to BGT early in the day is no problem and I usually make it in 60-65 minutes, but the drive back to Orlando later in the day is not exactly fun, with travel times usually in the 100+ minute range, given the inevitable slowdown ahead of Champions Gate.I'd probably pick BGT. It's different enough from BGW that it's a fresh experience. I enjoy Aquatica a lot as well, but it's very similar to WCUSA, and the love that I have for Aquatica is probably mostly due to the fact that we usually visit in late November, and essentially have the place to ourselves. There have probably never been more than a couple of hundred other guests there with us, everything is walk on because the locals think 74F is far too cold to be at a water park (with heated water). BGT on the other hand is a pretty different animal from BGW. There are a couple of rides duplicated at both parks, and overall I think BGW has the superior coaster lineup. The look and feel of the two parks are completely different, whereas WCUSA and Aquatica are very similar in look and feel.
How does Aquatica compare to Water Country? If you've been to BGW and WCUSA a bunch of times and could only pick one part to go to between Busch Gardens Tampa or Aquatica, which would you pick and why?