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James said:
Just want to point out that they have launched fireworks from that location before and could have used this test to see how well the fireworks would be seen in other areas of the park.

This is an excellent point. So good in fact, that I just edited it into the front page article with credit. :p
 
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Zachary said:
These tests tend to happen well before anything else about the ride gets out. InvadR's height survey happened all the way back in late 2014 and it's a small ride. There's a good chance this is for fireworks, but if it is actually for an attraction, it's likely still a handful of years away.

Yup if this is gonna be a major attraction for next year that'll tower over the treeline, the park would've submitted a proposal to the JCC Planning Commission by now.
 

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I am a little doubtful about the fireworks idea.  I would think that shooting them off from that location would require shutting down Festa area which seems doubtful to me especially when the area by the train trestle has seemed to work nicely for the last few years.

My guess is this is a 2019 or maybe even 2020 project.
 
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That's where you're wrong kiddo.

They have been launching from there for years. And considering the change in the summer events this year and the idea that BGW would probably like to keep its main form of transportation open at night, it makes total sense for them to be considering moving the launching location back behind festa.
 
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Fur Dozy said:
So did anyone figure the height of the balloon?

It's really hard to gauge the approximate height from outside because of the elevation changes throughout the park. If it's for an attraction the park will submit the test info to the JCC Planning Commission and we could find out the exact height from there.
 

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Unagi said:
Fur Dozy said:
So did anyone figure the height of the balloon?

It's really hard to gauge the approximate height from outside because of the elevation changes throughout the park.  If it's for an attraction the park will submit the test info to the JCC Planning Commission and we could find out the exact height from there.

All you need is a phone with a few points of reference with location, heading, and angle off horizontal. Then again I understand if trig isn't the first thing that comes to people's minds.

seriously, if someone sees this again later, take a few moment and get these. I'dd do the calculations in a jiffy and then you'd know the alt!
 
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James said:
That's where you're wrong kiddo.

They have been launching from there for years. And considering the change in the summer events this year and the idea that BGW would probably like to keep its main form of transportation open at night, it makes total sense for them to be considering moving the launching location back behind festa.

My doubts are based on the my measuring the ruff distance from the train trestle to Verbolten which if I Remember correctly is closed do to being to close to the fireworks
 And then measuring ruffly the same distance from the area around the likely test area which puts parts of Festa in that zone.  That my reasoning I am not saying it's right but I felt the need to explain my thoughts.

I would also add that with the company already suffering from bad pr over their treatment of animals that shooting of for works almost directly over their animal habitat seems questionable. I not saying that is fair as I personally see little added issues given how close they are already but allot of the bad pr hasn't been fair and I can see Peta having a field day over this.
 
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Ok well fireworks aside. With Kingsmill and all their fun opinions about BG, it does seem fair that this would be the area of the park that is the most likely to get the next big boy coaster. Griffin did open all the way back 2007. And even though We've gathered great coasters in the past half decade with verbolten and now Invadr I think we are getting past due to have "major" thrill seeker addition. I mean with next years VR ride coming up that puts the park at 12 years of rounding out other areas.(2019 season) I know its a long shot but I def think it could be time for a record breaker of any sort.
 
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