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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by Rob » Sat May 12, 2012 7:36 pm

So then, Verbolten is unofficially open! The ride operated from 1.30pm til ride close at about 8.30pm yesterday with no technical problems at all and it is hoped that it will remain open for the majority of the weekend, with the official opening still being May 19th. The good thing about this soft opening is that we now have reviews and a POV albeit from a few rows back! :D

The general consensus is that this is a great addition to the park that fills the gap in the parks coaster line up perfectly. Some reviews of the ride can be seen in this article on BGWFans.com.

A POV can be seen here, it is also embedded into the above article.

A general video showing offride shots and queueline theming can be seen here.

The detail in the theming is very impressive indeed, reminds me of the theming quality at Europa. Definitely a step up for BGW which is fantastic.

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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by AstroDan » Sat May 12, 2012 7:42 pm

Indoor bit looks lovely. Love the colours. Coaster outside looks, well... family I guess. Which is what it is meant to.

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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by DiogoJ42 » Sat May 12, 2012 7:53 pm

Can't tell squat from that sorry excuse for a POV.
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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by Rob » Sat May 12, 2012 7:55 pm

We'll probably get a better POV once the ride is fully open, there are a lot of park executives around the ride at the moment meaning getting a camera out is a challenge. Hopefully there will be mounted POVs filmed on the media day which I think is on the 17th. I doubt any POVs will give a good representation of the Black Forest though, dark coasters never show up well on POVs.

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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by DiogoJ42 » Sat May 12, 2012 7:57 pm

That's true. Dark rides and filming never mix well.
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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by RyanY » Sat May 12, 2012 8:04 pm

I hope TPR will do one with lights on.

Looks like a good ride, but it is hard to say from the POV.
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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by BigAl » Sat May 12, 2012 8:36 pm

From the couple of relatively bad on-ride videos available on Youtube of Verbolten, it still looks pretty damn good. I love the theming inside the dark section! :D

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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by Dormiens-Dave » Sun May 13, 2012 9:37 pm

We have a POV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaZ6UaFYBYE

Hard to see most of it but interesting.

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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by Longy » Sun May 13, 2012 9:55 pm

The drop looks too controlled.

A good effort though, and I do like the effects inside the building.

However, I think TH13TEEN just scrapes this for me, judging by that video.

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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by AstroDan » Sun May 13, 2012 10:00 pm

Longy wrote:The drop looks too controlled.

A good effort though, and I do like the effects inside the building.

However, I think TH13TEEN just scrapes this for me, judging by that video.


The ride overall looks better than Th13teen, although I have to say that the layout (outside anyway) looks more family than I expected. Still, love the lights inside! Looks really zany and cool.

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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by Dormiens-Dave » Sun May 13, 2012 10:21 pm

For me it doesn't look track and train that amazing (unless the indoors is great) but the effects look really cool.
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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by Sam » Sun May 13, 2012 11:06 pm

Wow, you're in the effect building for so long! What actually happens in there, apart from the drop? Anyone got a diagram?
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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by AstroDan » Sun May 13, 2012 11:07 pm

Swoops and drops I believe?

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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by Benedique » Sun May 13, 2012 11:23 pm

I love the 'three different rides' concept. I agree, track and train it doesn't appear to be spectacular, but I think the effects make this a th13teen beater for me.
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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by Nightfall » Sun May 13, 2012 11:35 pm

I can't believe it has taken this long for a ride with multiple experiences to come about. I love the look of the luminous forest, I'm so glad they chose this interesting idea over more traditional themed environments:

Sam wrote:Wow, you're in the effect building for so long! What actually happens in there, apart from the drop? Anyone got a diagram?


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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by Rob » Mon May 14, 2012 12:44 am

Track and train outside the building was never going to be that amazing in my opinion, the plans showed that there wasn't much to it. In my opinion this is just a fantastic experience coaster with so many different elements to it. It has a solid story and concept behind it and it delivers almost perfectly to fill the family coaster gap in the parks line up. And like I said previously, I am very impressed with the detail of the theming in the station and queue, it's a real step up for Busch. It also seems to be going down well with the fans and the public which is great.

I want to ride this coaster so badly, mainly because POVs will never give a good representation of what inside the Black Forest is like!

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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by Benzin » Mon May 14, 2012 10:34 am

Looks like very good fun... Good replacement for the Wolf...

It will always be hard to tell off POVs the inside bit, but I reckon it will be a bit hit for the park...
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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by SIMR » Mon May 14, 2012 9:53 pm

It's interesting to see how well received this ride has been amongst TTF with the unapparent marketing it has in England, in comparison to a little coaster we know.

Nether the less, it seems like it fills the gap for Busch Gardens and a perfect mix of thrill and fun - love the 3 ride sequence idea too.
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Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

by Dingerbell » Sat May 19, 2012 11:08 am

His face at 1:28
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