BGW- Apollo's Chariot & Spain Rumor/Info

BGW- Apollo's Chariot & Spain Rumor/Info

Post by KFCoaste » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00


     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!

KFCoasters

 
 
 

BGW- Apollo's Chariot & Spain Rumor/Info

Post by Enygm » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Amen.
Quote:

>      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!

> KFCoasters