PDA

View Full Version : It is settled!! My family and I are heading to BGT this August!!!



006
05-22-2001, 09:46 AM
This mouring, my mother and I were dicussing our annual family trip before I go back to college. Well, on the radio, they were hyping up BGT and mom was like, what are they talking about. So I broke it down to her and now we are going!!
<BR>
<BR>Any suggestions on the park or general info is welcome. I'm starting to plan right now.
<BR>
<BR>
<BR>_________________
<BR>006 {Acrophobia/Georgia Scorcher Fanatic}
<BR>
<BR>Home Park: Six Flags over Georgia<BR><BR><font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: boardadmin on 2001-07-14 16:03 ]</font>

SLFAKE
05-22-2001, 10:32 AM
Won't say anything about Gwasi, Montu, or Kumba (they speak for themselves).
<BR>
<BR>1) give Scorpion at least 1 ride. It may be small, it may be older, but it is still a fun coaster... and one of the very few coasters with an inversion that only uses a lap bar.
<BR>
<BR>2) don't skip Stanly River Falls (flume). Okay so it isn't themed (and I have heard some bad comments becuase of this) but it is a fun flume ride.
<BR>
<BR>3) don't skip Tidal Wave. Again, minimal theming, but a fun ride.
<BR>
<BR>4) Think twice about Congo River Rapids. It is a short ride and not very thrilling. If no line, go for it. If there is a line, you may want to skip this one.
<BR>
<BR>5) Think twice about Python. If you want to ride it simply because it is a coaster and you have to ride it, then ride it. However, if you don't care about such things, use your time better and do something else. (I read somewhere that Python is now closed and scheduled to be dismantled? Rumor? I don't know, but I read it somewhere).

Sirspud
05-22-2001, 01:05 PM
I say definitly do Scorpian at least once too. Python is actually pretty fun and hardly ever has a line, so you should try this IF YOU HAVE TIME. The Tidal Wave is a must ride. While it doesn't have Disney or IOA theming, the ride is themed and quite peaceful, that is, before the drop. The Log Flume is closed right now, word is it may be getting some theming. I don't really consider this a must ride, as in my many visits to the park the last two years I only rode it once. The skyride is a very fun, and long ride, and is a great afternoon ride.
<BR>
<BR>One final warning: STAY AWAY FROM ACKBAR.

robvia
05-22-2001, 02:22 PM
Wise Choice.
<BR>
<BR>Hopefully, you're going at the end of August. School for kids in South Florida starts the last week on the 27th. Go this week and the place should be empty. We've also found out that this is the best time to visit CP. If you go in the 1st or 2nd week of August, expect big crowds.
<BR>
<BR>What's there to say that hasn't already been said? You'll have a blast. The 3 coasters are aweseome. The park is beautiful with the animals and things to see.
<BR>
<BR>Montu has the longest lines because it's at the front of the park. Kumba is at the back and usually a walkon anytime. Gwazi, hard to say, depends on if they're running both trains, usually about a 15 minute wait. Get there when they open at 9am, hit Montu a few times, then go from there.
<BR>
<BR>Driving up Wednesday May 23rd, YA BABY!!!!
<BR>I'll have a trip report when I get back next week.

coaster man098
05-22-2001, 04:09 PM
i don't have much to say becides ride montu, kumba, and gwazi 5 times, hit sqorpion one or 2 times.

Nitro2001
05-22-2001, 04:18 PM
Montu is the best ride in the park so i would head there first. Ride Gwazi & Kumba in whatever order you want. Also, ride Ackbar Adventure Tours in the Egypt section. Its a pretty good simulator. I hope you have fun, BGT is a very kool park.

Robert Walker
05-22-2001, 04:21 PM
Make sure you do Rhino Ralley it will be open by then. From what I've heard from other Florida Coaster Club members that did the media day its awesome.
<BR>
<BR>I hope to do it next month when I make a trip up there.

ChrisFL
05-22-2001, 05:20 PM
I don't think Ackbar is that bad. MUCH better than Questor, that ride was so awful....and cheesy...

Ben Clarendon
05-22-2001, 08:38 PM
Rhino Rally is really good. In fact, most of the rides are superb, except for when the line is long, but true thrillriders hang through the tedium at any cost. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> The only ride I consistently avoid is Python, but it's a matter of personal taste. Python really is a headbanger, so decide before you ride... have fun!
<BR>
<BR>PS Be prepared for crowds, be it school day or not because until this Fun Pass offer expires for most Jan of '02, there will be massive crowds.

DBCooper
05-22-2001, 09:01 PM
<!-- BBCode Quote Start --><TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=85%><TR><TD><font size=-1>Quote:</font><HR></TD></TR><TR><TD><FONT SIZE=-1><BLOCKQUOTE>
<BR>On 2001-05-22 10:32, SLFAKE wrote:
<BR>Won't say anything about Gwasi, Montu, or Kumba (they speak for themselves).
<BR>
<BR>1) give Scorpion at least 1 ride. It may be small, it may be older, but it is still a fun coaster... and one of the very few coasters with an inversion that only uses a lap bar.
<BR>
<BR>2) don't skip Stanly River Falls (flume). Okay so it isn't themed (and I have heard some bad comments becuase of this) but it is a fun flume ride.
<BR>
<BR>3) don't skip Tidal Wave. Again, minimal theming, but a fun ride.
<BR>
<BR>4) Think twice about Congo River Rapids. It is a short ride and not very thrilling. If no line, go for it. If there is a line, you may want to skip this one.
<BR>
<BR>5) Think twice about Python. If you want to ride it simply because it is a coaster and you have to ride it, then ride it. However, if you don't care about such things, use your time better and do something else. (I read somewhere that Python is now closed and scheduled to be dismantled? Rumor? I don't know, but I read it somewhere).
<BR>
<BR></BLOCKQUOTE></FONT></TD></TR><TR><TD><HR></TD></TR></TABLE><!-- BBCode Quote End -->
<BR>
<BR>Python is still running. It's rougher than ever--it has not aged well--but it's still running. Like Scorpion, it's usually a walk-up... even on Saturdays and Sundays.
<BR>
<BR>The Stanley Falls Flume is undergoing a refurbishment--it may already be done. Some theming may or may not have gone along with that.
<BR>
<BR>Congo River Rapids has been tuned down over the years. You're guaranteed some water, but not the drenching of years past, and the ride itself is pretty slow now.
<BR>
<BR>My advice:
<BR>0) Wear clothes that you enjoy getting wet in, and bring a dry change of clothes.
<BR>
<BR>1) Get there when the park opens, and grab as many rides on Gwazi, Montu, and Kumba as practical before it gets too hot. Then hit the water rides, particularly Tanganyika Tidal Wave and Stanley Falls. (Also, don't miss the bridge over the Tidal Wave--you will get <b>SOAKED!</b> In the afternoon, there's even a queue for the bridge!)
<BR>
<BR>2) Eat at the Crown Colony Upper Level. The food is somewhat more expensive than in the rest of the park, but well worth it! I recommend the Seafood Medley.
<BR>
<BR>3) Don't skip out on the shows. They're generally a nice change of pace. (However, the Dolphins of the Deep show is a little hokey, especially with the corporate "Whassup" gag--and its syrupy segue into a riff from "Wild Thing." Uuuugly.) The International Show at Das Festhaus is due for (a welcome) replacement, but give it a try before it's gone. Be sure to catch Moroccan Roll. It's got good audience participation, and the music is an interesting blend of contemporary and classic pop. If anyone in your family likes ice skating, World Rhythms on Ice is not bad.
<BR>
<BR>4) Whatever you do, <b>don't</b> miss the animal exhibits. Besides the roller coasters, they're the best part of the park. Serengeti Safari, an added value tour, costs $29.95 extra, but it's worth it. You get VERY close to several fascinating species--and that's just in the truck. (sorry, sorry)
<BR>
<BR>5) Consider buying the VIP tour. It's pricey--very pricey. But you get on the coasters from the exit.