Drove to BGW Mon. for a quick trip and to buy my "Fall for Free" 1999
season's pass. Good day, no crowds=walk ons (arrived at 4:30 and closed at 6),
BBW closed and DF of course closed (unhappy with that), and had a great time
questioning the ride ops about Apollo's Chariot.
Took some time, but I got some info. Some of it is seemingly truthful and
some isn't. Believe what you want, but none of this is official.
Each statement is from a different op around the park:
-"It will be bigger and better than Alpengeist"
-"It's bigger and FASTER than Alpengeist"
-"It's BIG"- simple statement
-"It will have two big drops and one chain lift. The first drop will power it
through the rest of the ride."
-"Orange and Black"- that's all that was said
-"217 ft. high with a 190ft. drop"- this doesn't seem correct with the approved
height given, also I asked if it will be all hills or loops- the common rider's
term, and the op said "loops"
-I asked "What can you tell me about the Chariot?" -response "What's that?" -I
said "The name of the new coaster" -response "Oh, it's got a name now"
Okay, so everyone didn't know about it..
Here's some common stories and similar to rumors heard before:
-"Drachen Fire will be taken down and it will be built there"
-"They are building a whole new section for the coaster, Spain"
I'm thinking decoy info. These didn't fit, becasue of it's name, but who's to
say this situation can't happen in a few years.
I saw the yellow and purple transfer track/supports (very nice color
scheme, seems to be a popular ***ia thing lately- opposite of Volcano, but a
brighter purple) and also saw some footers. What is odd about the color
scheme? Nothing, except for that whole "Natural Color" paint job that was
mentioned a few months ago. Purple and Yellow = Natural, I don't think so,
maybe for the L.A. Lakers.
Semi-patient until the 4th, I think that this will be one very big and
awsome coaster. I also think it will be very unique since it's BGW we are
talking here. As for the name, Definately a good one!