Last day for Busch Gardens' Big Bad Wolf
Good-bye, Big Bad Wolf
. Busch Gardens Williamsburg's suspended coaster closes today, to be replaced with an as-yet unannounced new ride.
Recent photos, from Theme Park Insider readers:
This is very sad, especially since this was one great coaster I never got to experience (the closest thing to it is Ninja at SFMM for me). Busch Gardens better come up with a really good idea like a flying coaster replacement fast before an angry mob comes! :D
So sad. This was the first roller coaster I ever rode, 23 years ago.
Definitely a sad day. Big Bad Wolf was the first coaster I ever rode way back in '94.
When I played trumpet in a show in 1989, I rode BBW ALL the time after my day was done.....I always enjoyed it.....
We made it down last week to ride one last time.
Still shocked, it looks like an awesome roller coaster!
Rode it today, It was the 1st roller coaster I ever road and alway rode it everytime i went to the park. Its sad to see this go, Atleast I know my last ride was in the front row and in the rain, really sad to see this ride go. This was a 1st of its kind and is the reason we have alot of the roller coasters that we have today. This one will be missed.
My family happened to be at Busch Gardens on the day the BBW opened back in 1984 and my dad was one of the first 100 people to ride it. I was too young at the time but I do remember that they gave out BBW-themed painter's hats to the first bunch to ride.
We rode the BBW on it's final day yesterday. It was my first coaster ride at BG way back in 1986 and my 4 yr. old daughter's very first coaster ride ever in 2007! She teared up while we were in line for our last ride. We howled and screamed as we took off, loving every second. When our train pulled in everyone on it clapped and cheered. Apparently, that happened all day. As we walked away, my daughter looked back and said, "Big Sad Wolf." I gotta admit, that made me cry a little.
Sorry to see it go. It was my sons favorite coaster when we visited BGW in 2001 (he was 9 at the time) and it was the ride that started him on his quest to ride every coaster he can whenever we travel (probably well over 50 coasters to his credit thus far from coast to coast).
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What IS this world coming to!! That just makes me so sick! & SAD!! At least I got to ride it. My hubby will be VERY upset! BGE will never be the same. If Nessie goes next, I don't know WHAT I'll do! Let's hope that never happens!! BBW Was THE BEST suspended coaster ever! Are all the suspended coasters being one by one eliminated? ARGH!
P.S. I so much wanted to ride it again in the back though. *SIGH* sadly, that'll never happen. Is she going to be purchased & moved somewhere else ya think??
I didn't go on BBW when I went to BGW in July 1998 at the age of 9, fearing inversions (which actually were absent on that ride), but I feel bad for those who have ridden it.
I think I'm boycotting all InBev beverages, except Anheuser Busch beverages. I hope InBev is found in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. I'm amazed that a monopoly like InBev was allowed to buy Anheuser Busch. The "professionals" in the courtroom that allowed it must have been paid to turn a blind eye.
That is so sad.... I remember watching it being built and couldn't wait to ride it. I have a picture of my daughter and I on it the first time she rode. It was such a unique coaster in how it was so geographically in sinc with the land. I do remember it being down for maintainance many times during the day over the past 10 years, though. Maybe they felt they needed something more dependable?
I thought it was funny that across the park Jack Hanna was telling us wolves are not evil or scary.
Yes, it is very sad to see this attraction disappear.
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