Published: July 24, 2009 at 8:18 PMRobert, as part of your summer road trip I know you are on your way to BGW, so whatever you do on your tour of the park, do NOT miss riding the Big Bad Wolf. While not a state of the art coaster by any means, it is definitely a great ride for the whole family, and one that will be sorely missed by fans everywhere.
Published: July 24, 2009 at 8:41 PMHere! Here!
Robert, please try to get some great shots of this soon-to-be-gone classic. I wept a little when the announcement was made.
I personally feel that the suspended coaster never got the acclaim it deserved. IMHO, no coaster style created the sensation of flight like suspendeds. There is a freedom, in the swinging sensation, that only they can provide. The inverted and flying coasters were the beginning of the end for the suspended style. We will start to see the remaining suspended coasters fall by the wayside as well.
I would love to see Disney or Universal try their hand at a themed version. This style is great for the whole family.
Published: July 24, 2009 at 9:26 PMWhile a musician for the summer in the now defunct Festa Italiana Show in '89, I rode this ride TONS of times (as well as Nessy). It will be sad to see the Wolf go.....
Published: July 25, 2009 at 6:23 AMBBW was alway a don't miss for me. The themeing of the ride was incredible, and if you were fortunate enough to ride after dark it was even better. Hate to see another good ride go away.
Published: July 26, 2009 at 3:48 PMNo! I love Big Bad Wolf! It was great because it weaved through the woods and the village, making riders feel integrated into the "story." I will miss it very much, since it was a wonderful ride in a gorgeous park.
Published: July 27, 2009 at 9:30 PMAn online petition has been started to save The Big Bad Wolf. Go there and show you support: Petition Spot
Published: July 30, 2009 at 6:37 AMHow about as a replacement, a Dark Ride celebrating the world of the Brothers Grimm? Can't get more German than that, and the setting of that area with the trees, etc would really lend itself to something like that. Even if you had to tack on a thrill element like the nearby Escape from Pompeii, a trip through the bizarre fairy tale worlds of Grimm could be creepy enough to satisfy adults, but not too scary that kids wouldn't get too scared. Something like the Haunted Mansion.