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1st Trip planned to Busch Gardens after the meltdown

Stredain Stredain Profile

Posted:
3/30/13 at
8:30:39 AM

Hello everyone- well, progress has been made in great strides for me and I am now ready to return to Busch gardens. It has been a while, and lets see how i do.
A bit of back history- during Christmastown 2011 I had a bad nervous breakdown at BGW. It started with the sense of complete numbness.. then I just started screaming softly. The screaming continued and grew louder until thankfully, security appeared and gently set escorted me off.
I was confined to a mental hospital for the worst of it.. and I missed Christmas 2011 all together. After 2 weeks and intensive therapy, I was declared stable enough to be released and I have been under the care of a shrink and a therapist ever since. I had snapped because of extreme stress.
Since then, BGW has been offlimits due to embarrassment on my part. Now I am planning a trip tomorrow and this time, I will have my beloved service dog at my side to help me if i have another meltdown.
As a result, I hope to make it through the day.
Wish me luck all.. I intend to hit Verbolten first
(of course), then Alpengeist or Loch Ness; my partner will have the leash to my dog while I brave the coasters. Has anyone ever conquered all of the roller coasters in one day?
Always,
Stredain

Re: 1st Trip planned to Busch Gardens after the meltdown by MABrider MABrider Profile at 3/30/13 10:02:26 PM
Good luck and have fun!

And to answer your question, I believe I can speak for many enthusiasts out there: Yes, on every visit, with multiple rides on several!

Mike B.
Re: 1st Trip planned to Busch Gardens after the meltdown by Cyclone_Phil Cyclone_Phil Profile at 3/30/13 10:53:33 PM
And with nearly hours to spare. I dunno what the 'plan' is with the park now that vb is there. But in the past I would always start with griffon and work my way in a counter clockwise pattern and get at least 5 rides (except for bbw as that was 3) on the coasters. End of the day it was 3pm and I did everything including a few flat rides.
Re: 1st Trip planned to Busch Gardens after the meltdown by GoYanks34 GoYanks34 Profile at 3/30/13 11:04:20 PM
Cyclone_Phil said:

And with nearly hours to spare. I dunno what the 'plan' is with the park now that vb is there. But in the past I would always start with griffon and work my way in a counter clockwise pattern and get at least 5 rides (except for bbw as that was 3) on the coasters. End of the day it was 3pm and I did everything including a few flat rides.

That's the way I did it too when I went and we circled a few times but rode everything multiple times (pre-Verbolten but post BBW in 2011).

Glad you're feeling better - I personally find coaster riding therapeutic so hopefully it actually helps your recovery even more! :-)

Hang in there and good luck!

Jen