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Old 10-22-2011, 09:19 PM   #256
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Awesome! Thanks so much for posting all of that. I definitely want to go soon.

You impressed me with your B&M knowledge. I used to work for Six Flags, so I'm well versed in coaster. It's always nice to see someone who does. As a whole, B&M and Intamin are my favorites coasters normally. Smooth and consistent.

Looks like you guys had a great time.
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Okay I got here I am here! At least I get to send you off!!! HHI YAY! We were there for ONE night in Late January, I can imagine how quaint it will be in nice fall weather! ENJOY!!!

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What a fun fun day at BG! I can't do the jerky coaster either, but I really love the others.

Have a fabulous trip at HHI!!! I know I don't need to say this, but take lots of photos for us

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Old 10-23-2011, 06:07 AM   #259
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One of my students was actually telling me about the Pompeii ride on Friday, so it was funny to see your pictures so soon afterwards!

Happy travels today!!!
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:19 AM   #260
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Great update! Jasmine has always wanted to do Busch Gardens or a Six Flags, but we never have...I know once she sees this update, she'll be on me again

I hope you have the most wonderful time in HHI!!! We'll be thinking of you and awaiting all your pictures and stories when you get home....be safe!
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Even your phone pictures come out pretty good! I'm sure you're on the road by now, but have a wonderful trip and needless to say, we'll be here to hear all about it when you get back!
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I have fallen a bit behind so am catching up. Hope you are having a lovely time at HHI Mary Ellen - can't wait to hear all about it!

Love that you got the beets salad and enjoyed it as well. Great shopping pics and yay on Disney following you. I have to admit I have never heard of Nehi soft drinks

Great photos of Busch Gardens! Oh no on BG's version of Soarin' - doesn't sound good.

Yummy candy pics and I at the phone booth pics - hilarious!!
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:06 AM   #263
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Wishing you safe travels and a fantastic time in HHI!!

I have to say that we love BG. It's definitely not Disney but it's great to have season passes and it's only 45 miles from driveway to parking lot! We don't do a full day unless someone's visiting. We get there at opening and are out by 2 or 3 and only hit what we want.

Europe in the Air ~ my gf and I both said it was BG's version of Soarin' ~ it's ok and my 5 yr old LOVES it so we end up on it every visit.

Alpengeist & Lochness ~ I can do them if I'm towards the front. Generally the back half I feel like I'm thrown around too much.

Apollo & Griffon ~ No problems sitting anywhere. LOVE the hang time on Griffon! I've done the front row, I've done the entire ride hands up (just to freak out my sister, LOL) and I prefer 2nd or 3rd row because first row is way too much wind ~ this is gonna sound ridiculous, but I feel like my eyelids are "fluttering" if that makes any sense!

Did you do Mach Tower? I love the Mix It Up show (in Italy), Pet Shenanigans show and Das Festhaus is definitely a fave restaurant on the rare occasion we eat at the park.

I know you said it was low crowds when you went and there were only 2 of you, so it may not have been anything you'd notice, but I hate that BG doesn't have someone directing people to rows on the coasters ~ not so much Griffin, but the other ones. It's irritating to be in a group and switching spots with other people so everyone ends up on the same ride. Too many empty seats too.
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Great BG pictures ME! We love that park too. My DH had one of his first real jobs there - I think at Das Festhaus. My MIL and FIL used to make us always go there for lunch! They have a lot of fun shows.

I agree - Lochness is Brain Rattling!!! That did it for me. I was in pain the rest of the day.

Hope you're having a wonderful trip at HHI!! Can't wait to see and hear all about it!
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MEK, I hope you have a wonderful time at HH. Will be anxious to hear all about it and see your beautiful pictures.

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Old 10-23-2011, 04:43 PM   #266
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Great MEGA update on BG, MEK. I remember one thing I didn't like about it was that they opened the park in phases. I was planning to go to the back of the park and work my way toward the front to try to avoid some of the crowds, but their system of opening the park thwarted my efforts. Looks like you were there at a less-busy time, so that must have been nice!
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Enjoying your TR! I highly suggest the platinum pass from BG. We use it several times a year for BGW and Water Country and love to visit Orlando/Tampa for Sea World and BGT!! I can also tell you why you didn't get the Dark Castle story... When it first opened there was a pre-ride movie that they would show in a little room before you boarded the ride. It gave the whole back story. They no longer show it. I'm not sure why...probably held up the line too much.
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I think I missed you & you are off on your HHI trip! Have a great time! I loved the BG pictures. We went to BG in Tampa last spring & thought it was OK. I rode Sheikra which is very much like Griffon. The hang nearly gave me a heart attack! So scary!
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:14 PM   #269
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Have a great time at HH. I love the pics of BG, I've never been there, been to BG in Tampa & liked it. I just can't do the roller coasters that go upside donw. It's the one ride that make sme sick!

We are leaving Tuesday for Gatlinburg, so need this short trip! Not Disney, but will do for now.
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That was all fabulous!! I have always wondered what BG was like....and now I know! Very charming! Like Epcot with rollercoasters (ahh...wouldn't that be great if Epcot would add some coasters! ).

And you were very wise to get the locker for your phone- iphone falling 15 feet on Sum of All Thrills, no problem. iphone falling from Alpengeist...not so much!

So nice to text with you this morning- I am glad you have arrived in HHI safely and are enjoying your time there! I am REALLY looking forward to hearing all about that one! Also so happy the weather is nice for you- I love it there even in the heat and humidity of July & August- but I sure would like to see what it's like in October!
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