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Postby tanthonyam » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:35 am

So I guess SFMM is going to trash Goldrusher, Ninja, and Revolution? I don't think so! WHat about all those Arrow runaway trains out there? Many of them over 25 years old. I think it depends on the popularity of the ride, and if it has history (Revolution).

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Postby cfc » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:37 am

I ambled over to the park this afternoon for a little lunch and few rides, but thunderstorms put a damper on things.

But be sure to step right up for your last chance at Big Bad Wolf merchandise, folks!
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Noted. And just what sort of stuff, besides t-shirts, are we talking about here?
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How about an official 25th Anniversary sign for a mere $19.99 (marked down from $24.99 today)? Yeah, I was a sucker and bought one of these big pieces of laminated cardboard.
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How about a Big Bad Wolf for each member of the family? Here we have Baby Big Bad, Uncle Stoner Big Bad, and Cousin Psycho Red-Eyed Howlin' Big Bad.
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Don't forget the shredded camo hat. (Actually, if this came in black and not camo, I might've bought one.)
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Or perhaps you'd prefer this somewhat classier, less "redneckish" hat.
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There's always a mug.
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Or maybe a frame for your favorite BBW photo.
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Here's what the weather was like earlier today. It's calmed down some now.
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Postby Montupoopc » Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:07 pm

I will be visiting the weekend of the thirteenth of August, just to ride the Big Bad Wolf (and to see my auntie who lives in VA ^_^)

The fact that its end is near still hasn't hit me yet. This was my second favorite roller coaster. I'm looking very forward to riding it one (or 50) last time(s) before I'll never be able to again.

I hope there are some shirts left by the time I get there.

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Postby B-RadG » Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:49 pm

^Judging by how few park guests know it's closing, I'd expect there to be plenty left.. if not check eBay?

Yesterday as my friend and I got off 2 ladies asked if it was any good, we told them it was closing soon and it was lots of fun and one said "Oh whatever I bet it's not that good I wanna go ride the yellow one with 18 loops"

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Postby steel » Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:53 pm

^Lol, classic GP.
This is so sad. :( BBW was my second favorite at BGE after Apollo. I'm just sad that I never got to ride it in good weather (it was pouring rain when I was there).
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Postby Homeboy23 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:02 pm

^^ They are a few out there talking about it. I was hearing different GP stories on why it was being closed while waiting in line last night.
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Postby Dietcokevan » Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:11 pm

For some reason I keep thinking a B&M Flyer will take BBW's place. Since BG seems to really love B&M, and a flyer seems to be the B&M to get with Tatsu coming out in '06 and Manta in '09. Just have to wait and see... :roll:
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Postby steel » Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:23 pm

Dietcokevan wrote:For some reason I keep thinking a B&M Flyer will take BBW's place. Since BG seems to really love B&M, and a flyer seems to be the B&M to get with Tatsu coming out in '06 and Manta in '09. Just have to wait and see... :roll:

I know, if they add a B&M flyer, 4/6 coasters (including the kiddie) will be B&M. Now I love B&M as much as the next guy, but I think that's a little overboard.
I would take BBW over a flyer any day, honestly. But that's me. I know a lot of people really love them. Tatsu was great, but I just don't see what the fuss is about.

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Postby StarWars » Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:00 pm

I'm not sure if anyone else mentioned this, but the day BBW was confirmed to be removed, Screamscape (not always correct) mentioned this:

"From what I’ve been told (off the record) it is because that when they do get around to announcing the unimpressive lackluster plan that is in place, they would rather have the Wolf be only a memory and a non-issue, rather than face the negative feedback from park guests."

That doesn't sound good.

Also Screamscape had a pretty large BBW update today talking about petitions to save BBW and this:

"I’m also happy to announce that with all the love and support shown for the Big Bad Wolf, the Behind the Thrills staff is planning to hold a very small “protest” in front of the ride this Thursday when they will broadcast live from the park. They invite everyone to come on out to the park or call in to show their support for Big Bad Wolf. The will then be sending a copy of it all to Busch Gardens in an effort to show them how much the Wolf is still loved by most people. Read up on all the official details on how to meet up or call in."

I think that's taking it too far. Though, I really love BBW. It's one of my all time favorites (due to the theming and the last drop). I trust whatever Busch Gardens' future plans are, they will keep the park as beautiful as ever. I just hope if they build a new coaster on the spot of BBW, they keep the village theming.

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Postby kingsdominionlvr » Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:43 pm

I don't think it is a good idea for anyone to protest the removal of Big Bad Wolf, it is old, and will cost a whole lot of cash to refurbish. On top of that, many steel coasters from that era (70s and 80s) will be gone soon as well for the same reason. Rather than wasting time protesting the inevitable, just ride Wolf as many times as you can before it is gone. I also have a problem with the "Behind the Thrills" people, who are protesting IN PARK about the removal of Big Bad Wolf. Think about it, they are paying the same company they are protesting to enter the park!

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