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Having never gotten to ride the Drachenfire, I'm glad at least I got to ride BBW once more before it was gone.
It will be interesting to see what they do in this area. It's wierd having a coaster go without anything coming in it's place....
Although KD did the same thing with XLC, removing it well before they had something to replace it. At least there they had already gotten another coaster.
We had already planned a weekend in Virginia Beach over labor day this year so when I heard that the BBW was closing we just had to visit the park that day. I'm guessing that my dad may be the only person to ride it on its first and last day. It was a great ride and will be missed.
What are the Busch parks coming to? No free beer, no Python at BGT, no BBW at BGW--- not fair. I am wondering, since BGW got Griffon 2 years after Sheikra opened in Tampa if the space from BBW may be slated for a sister to Manta at SeaWorld Orlando?
I have ridden it every time I visited the park. I had even convinced some of my friends and relatives (who would never dream of riding a rollrcoaster!) to try it out. I explained to them it was no more frightening than the Scrambler or Tilt-a-Whirl - without all the "spinning." It was one of the best coasters on the planet!
I am far more saddened by this closing than I was with DrakkenFire!
As for the poster who mentioned boycotting InBev ... You do realize that InBev only controls the breweries ... The Busch Parks are still family owned and operated.
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