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Postby Johnny Upsidedown » Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:55 am

Okay.
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She is all gone now except a few chuncks of concrete.
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Postby Homer » Sat Dec 02, 2006 7:13 pm

Godspeed old friend, I still miss the "Arrow Air". :cry: :cry: :cry: (Overuse intentional)

Ah, I remember the first time I rode it back in May 2000. My friends and I rode it, got a good sized headache from it, and my dad who was a chaperone bought us some ice cream from Python Soft Serve (that tasted good). Hard to believe it was six years ago.

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Postby the sound » Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:04 pm

So, does anyone know what's going to be put there instead? Some idea's?

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Postby palavos3 » Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:04 pm

Busch should be ashamed of themselves by tearing down one of the all time classics in coaster history. I am really going to miss this ride. This ride even inflicted a little pain, which in my opinion is a good thing. Also, Sheikra had better not be getting floorless trains. I really enjoy the luxury of sitting up front and being able to put my feet on the floor.

No I don't know what will be taking Python's place. I don't care.

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Postby munkyknum » Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:44 pm

palavos3 wrote:Busch should be ashamed of themselves by tearing down one of the all time classics in coaster history. I am really going to miss this ride. This ride even inflicted a little pain, which in my opinion is a good thing. Also, Sheikra had better not be getting floorless trains. I really enjoy the luxury of sitting up front and being able to put my feet on the floor.

No I don't know what will be taking Python's place. I don't care.

Thank you!!


Yeah, how dare a theme park get rid of a 20+ year old attraction to try and update the park and attract more/newer guests. What the heck are they thinking?

As for Python being gone, the only thing that comes to mind is Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye.

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BGA "Congo Crazyness/Jungle Village" thread

Postby Homer » Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:28 pm

What has happened so far:
So far, Busch has ripped up half of the Congo section for some kind of expansion coming in 2008. This includes removal of the parks first roller coaster, Python, an old Arrow Corkscrew that has now been scrapped (although the trains are now being used on Loch Ness Monster at Williamsburg, I am not sure where I found this rumor). Most of the buildings have been torn out, except for the Vivi Storehouse restaurant, which is still standing, surprisingly.

What Rumors Say:
According to the practically only BGTamprica fansite on the net (BGTGuide, kind of weird bunch of enthusiasts...), rumors say a "Pre-teen land" being built in the Congo area. The only confirmation we have is a permit from October;

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Now, onto every enthusiasts pornographic material that isn't a naked Elissa holding up a Serial Thriller sign/Pancake mix and pan. DIRT PICTURES!
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Hi, I'm Mr. Crane, pissing off Panda's by ripping up Bamboo...
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More diggin' and stuff. Yep, nothing but enthusiast fapping material here...
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The "Welcome to the Congo" sign has been taken down. In its place, an uneventful direction sign...
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Some random diggin work around the Skyride station, close to the Congo area. Dunno what could this be for...
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Postby easytoremember » Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:38 pm

In either ACEnews or rollercoaster it said they were thinking of expanding Congo river rapids or adding a new water ride. Let it be known I am the first to call Aquatrax.

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Postby Slacking » Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:49 am

My guess is that Vivi's is still standing due to being a break area for staff. Not sure if they're using it still or not, but it does look kind of odd being the only building still standing. I was shocked when I saw the site yesterday, but expecting it to be pretty much all cleared out already. It'll be fun to watch how HOS adapts to the construction this year (no Restless death?)

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Postby BeemerBoy » Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:02 am

easytoremember wrote:In either ACEnews or rollercoaster it said they were thinking of expanding Congo river rapids or adding a new water ride. Let it be known I am the first to call Aquatrax.


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Postby Gnome » Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:10 am

Bring on the 3D Dark ride type thingamajig! w00t! But, I just remembered that IOA is only an hour away so that wouldn't make to much sense.
Bring on some other kind of dark ride! For you see, imho, it seems like an attraction that would serve BGA well, since well, they don't have one already.
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