Busch Gardens Trip: Farewell Big Bad Wolf & the Roller Coaster Tour For my final trip of the season I’ll be returning to one of my favorite theme parks on the planet: Busch Gardens Williamsburg. I’ll get to take Big Bad Wolf for one more spin in its last days. If you want to ride it before it closes, you have until Monday night (Labor Day) to say goodbye. I’m sad to see it go as I love terrain coasters. The ride’s detailed Bavarian Village is a roller coaster landmark in my opinion and the dive to the Rhine River is still pretty exhilirating even after 25 years. Check out my full Big Bad Wolf review and read my take on the coaster’s removal in a Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily News article.
I’m also going to take Busch Garden’s new VIP Roller Coaster Tour where I’ll get to learn all about the ins and outs of how BGW’s world-class coasters work. I couldn’t be more excited to get this unparalleled access including tours of the stations, maintenance areas, and a trip to the top of 200 foot tall Griffon. Busch Gardens has two roller coasters in my Top Ten (Alpengeist & Apollo’s Chariot) and I’m hoping that they’re still as good as ever. Lastly, I’ll be sure to do as much investigative reporting as possible as I hunt for any clues as to the park’s 2010 plans.
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What’s Your Take?
Austin, had a good question about Bolliger & Mabillard’s hyper coasters on my “What Is A Hyper Coaster” post that I’ll be sure to ask. If there’s anything you want me to ask the operations crew or find out for you let me know. Leave a comment below.