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Aug 27, 2017
I am planning my trip for tomorrow at Busch Gardens. The park says it opens at 10am but does anyone know when the countries actually open? I would like to ride Invadr as early as possible but cannot determine when that is. Normally I have to wait until the map is distributed upon arrival to learn this but it would be preferable to plan ahead. I have arrived early before and have found little open. Thanks!
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Feb 12, 2011
It varies depending on the day, but usually I have found New France to be one of the first "main" hamlets open. If it's not open at 10 o'clock sharp, which it often is, it should definitely be among the second "wave" of hamlets to open; in other words, after Banbury Cross and Heatherdowns open, Killarney, Aquitaine, and New France all typically open at the same time 15 or 30 minutes later.

I can't think of one time I've visited this summer when New France was among the "late" hamlets to open, like Oktoberfest or Festa Italia, which often don't open until 10:45 or later.

If you really want to ride InvadR as early as possible, I would recommend arriving at the turnstiles at 9:45, when Banbury Cross often opens; New France sometimes will be open as early as Banbury. Of course, it's rare that New France opens this early, so shooting to arrive in Busch's little slice of Canada between 10:15 and 10:30 will probably still put you ahead of the crowds.
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