We live about an hour from Busch Gardens which is a theme park with 5 rollercoasters and many other rides. It is beautifully landscape and has been awarded the World's Most Beautiful Theme Park for many years. Over the years we have taken quite a few photos of the rides at Busch Gardens. As I was going through some of these photos I found some of rides that are no longer at the park and have since been replaced with other attractions.
The Big Bad Wolf was a suspended coaster that weaved through a Bavarian Village as you were supposedly being chased by the Big Bad Wolf. The ride was closed in 2009 and was replaced by a new coaster that kept some of the same features.
The highlight of the ride was the last drop as you would descend 100ft (33m) and coast just above the river before heading back to the station. The new coaster kept this feature as well to the delight of park guests.
Le Mans Raceway was a vintage car ride around a 1/2 mile (800m) track. It was a very popular ride but the wait times were usually pretty long and it was ultimately decided that this part of the park would be ideal for a new coaster.
The attraction was closed in 2006 and was replaced by Griffon which is one of the tallest floor-less diving coasters in the world. It was fun to drive these little cars around but I was never a fan of having to wait in line so long.
The new rides are a lot of fun and are the best use of the space but it is always fun to relive the memories of the rides that are no longer in operation. What is your favourite theme park ride?