The Death of Drachen Fire

Saturday, April 6, 2002 4:56 PM

Anybody know what BGW plans to do with the space formerly occupied by Drachen Fire? I noticed in the demolition pics they left the station and at least 2 of the trains there. Could another new coaster be in the works to join the league of Alpengeist, Apollo's Chariot, the BBW, and Nessie? Maybe BGW will soon be having to print new T-shirts reading "Fear the Five".

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Saturday, April 6, 2002 4:59 PM
Unfortunately, no, at least not from that area. The Amusement Business article that first officially released the news about the rides destruction quoted a Busch Gardens PR rep (I don't remember the exact words and I'm not quoting here). There are no plans for a new ride in that spot, but the area will likely be used for some type of children's camp. I wasn't sure what was meant by that, but it sounds like maybe a physics area or something for school groups?

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Saturday, April 6, 2002 4:59 PM
I'm going with a premire type coaster, but most likely not a spegatti bowl type (Flight of Fear, Poltergeist, Jokers Jynx) etc......
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Saturday, April 6, 2002 5:00 PM
There are no plans for a new ride in that spot, but the area will likely be used for some type of children's camp. I wasn't sure what was meant by that, but it sounds like maybe a physics area or something for school groups?

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Well, that would probably be a good idea for families with little ones. But it's a blow for coaster fanatics, all the same.

*** This post was edited by Lallen on 4/6/2002. ***

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Saturday, April 6, 2002 5:06 PM
I think it would be stupid to put a kids area in a large flat space that could accomodate any non-hypercoaster, especcialy on the spot of my beloved Drachen Fire, the ride that got me into coasters.
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Saturday, April 6, 2002 5:11 PM
I said NOT like them, but a different kind
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Saturday, April 6, 2002 5:41 PM

Lallen said:

But it's a blow for coaster fanatics, all the same.



Why? That doesn't mean they won't add another great coaster. Just not on that spot.

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Saturday, April 6, 2002 5:57 PM

The main problem with that particular spot wasn't Drachen Fire itself. It was the fact that it was quite difficult to find, even when you had been there before.
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Saturday, April 6, 2002 6:55 PM
BGW should use it to make a coaster, just have the lift lead into it, and the base of the lift and station at some accessible place. From the looks of DF pics, it looked like a nice chunk of land to use for a coaster.

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Sunday, April 7, 2002 2:19 AM
I think they should use the land for a park extension of some kind with flat rides I'd even settle for a kiddie area (BGW doesnt really have one except the land of dragons area) with a family coaster anything but the day camp they are talking about As for a new large coaster I doubt there will be one there ever as the nieghbors will probably complain

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Sunday, April 7, 2002 8:24 AM
It's a good peice of flat land that could be used for lots of things, but it will need a prominent entrance so people can find it behind the beer hall.
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Sunday, April 7, 2002 12:46 PM
I dunno. I never had issues finding it. Maybe because it *was* behind the beer hall. I'm still hoping for a woodie there, but hopin' ain't gettin'.
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Sunday, April 7, 2002 1:01 PM
I'm sure upsetting coaster enthusiasts isn't the main concern on the minds of the powers that be at BGW. I'm sure that the possible idea of how to entice more FAMILIES to the park and get the turnstyles rolling may be bouncing around in their heads though....just a thought. :)

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Sunday, April 7, 2002 4:49 PM
I don't feel at all jipped that they are not putting a coaster in that area. I think that they will put coasters in other areas. That is just a flat piece of open land that is hard to access from the rest of the park. Almost all of BGW's other coasters are worked into the landscape, not on big flat plots. When they get a woodie I would like to see it worked in next to Ireland and Aquitaine, there is some room there if they are creative, and it would have awesome passovers over the water.
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Sunday, April 7, 2002 5:10 PM

So... what does Busch Gardens Tampa have in terms of rides (not coasters) that Busch Gardens Williamsburg doesn't?

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*** This post was edited by Zero-G on 4/7/2002. ***

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