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After getting caught up on the updates this week, I must say I enjoyed all of them! I'm looking forward to all the non-theme park related updates just as much as the theme park updates. It looks like a lot of those will be quite interesting and entertaining. I used to have family in North Dakota and I remember seeing signs for Wall Drug while on our way to visit. We never made it to Wall Drug so it was neat to see what it's like. Thanks for all the great updates Big Mike!

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FIND THE DUCKY RESULTS!!!

 

Yes, it is true, Patrick is the ONLY winner this week with his correct guess of 6 duckies!

 

WHICH DUCKIES DID EVERYONE MISS????????

 

 

Here are the updated standings:

 

 

CURRENT FIND THE DUCKY STANDINGS:

 

(After 6th round of 15)

 

1ST PLACE WITH THREE WINS:

 

picknyourseat

 

2ND PLACE WITH TWO WINS:

 

traincrossin

depotrat

coreysjunk

The Bebes

SuperShawn

Chiquita Loquita

 

3RD PLACE WITH 1 WIN:

 

The SETCO Guys

Lenaapple1974

kezrez11

bhartley

Brandy524

Emiroo

robinschroeder

Coaster Palooza

Reality15

STR8FXXXINEDGE

mmousefan

lisadancer

Yeti762

megamatt

hansrubens

X2coasterfreak

themeparkguy27

coasterdude28

Iggyskid

Groteslurf

sccoasterfan

disneymoc

LJGoBlue

jbarner14

ILoveRides

Hikaru-chan

King of Ka

spaceace12

ohiocoasters

Mataceman

jray21

broomy

mush619

jason10

 

 

4TH PLACE WITH NO WINS:

 

Everyone else on TPR! (Still only need 3 wins to qualify!)

 

 

All the leaders lost, so even if you are just starting to play Find the Ducky, you are still closely in the running!!! STILL 9 GAMES TO GO!!!!!

 

 

The next Find the Ducky game debuts tomorrow from Busch Gardens Europe!!!

 

 

The Powerball number has been drawn for last week's Find the Ducky Liseberg prizes and the winner was #24, Reality15!

 

Congrats to Jon for winning the prize pack! (PM shipping info to The Big Man!)

 

 

Thanks for playing and keeping up with the fast paced updates everyone, and as always, thanks for the continued support!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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POOP!!! I missed the one at the Daim game, and the one on the bench.

The Daim game ducky is plain as day now that it has been pointed out, but the ducky on the bench is still hard for me to see. I checked that photo SO hard, multiple times, cause there was so much white that I knew there had to be a ducky in it. I was right, but couldn't find the damn thing, haha!

 

Anyway, I'm loving all the updates, Big Mike! I'm looking forward to tomorrows Find the Ducky game!

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Welcome Valuable Big Mike Readers to week #2 of the return of The Big Mike Road Show!!!

 

This is episode #6 of at least 200 updates in 2012, and it is also once again a FIND THE DUCKY GAME!!!!!!

 

This episode comes to you from Virginia from a little place called Busch Gardens Europe!

 

Remember, there will be a daily update Monday through Friday, so make sure you catch it all and don't miss a thing!

 

 

I would LOVE to see an increase in the number of FIND THE DUCKY guessers, so give it a try!!

 

Just remember, at the end of the report, just post how many duckies you found, but don't give away the hiding places!

 

 

* Remember, The NEW 2012 "SUPER EPIC" Contest is now open!!! Just take a picture of yourself in front of an amusement park holding a "I Love Big Mike " sign and you are entered to win a free 1 week condo stay or a free 2013 season pass of your choice!!!

 

Details can be found here: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1131906#p1131906 ENTER TODAY, IT'S FREE!!!!

 

 

Good luck everyone and please enjoy the report!

 

You are looking for a white ducky once again.

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg or Europe or whatever you would like to call it!

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Prices.

 

Hey look! The price for the 2 year pass to Busch Gardens is in the range of the Grand prize in the "SUPER EPIC CONTEST"!!!!

 

Who wants to win a 2 year pass?????

 

Send those I Love Big Mike photos in :)

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Park Map.

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Griffon!

 

Interesting fact - Big Mike was at Griffon's Media Day and was one of the 1st to ride!

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Lift.

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Overview.

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Loop.

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This is why I love wearing my gold Big Mike Road Show T-shirt.... so easy to find :)

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Big Mike wastes no time at all digging into some treats!

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Grover's Alpine Express, the reason Big Mike is here!

This was credit #862 way back in the day :)

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There is Grover!

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Big Mike's favorite word.... Ka-Ching! Raise that count again!

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Good Ole Big Mike!

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With a little work, you can read "Big Mike"!

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Remembering Big Bad Wolf!

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Big Mike was honored to ride during the 25th anniversary, which was also the last year.

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Bye bye Big Bad Wolf.

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Hmmmm, I wonder if I could have brought Lucky Dog here??

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Loch Ness Monster!

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Big Mike smashing grapes and making wine!

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Big Mike runs into another Valuable Big Mike Reader at the park!

 

Benin (Nemesis Inferno)

 

He came all the way from England just to hang out with The Mighty Big Man!!

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Actually, the whole family is Big Mike Road Show fans!

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Benin wanted to share a coaster ride with The Big Man, so Big Mike brought him to his favorite coaster in the park, Apollo's Chariot!

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Big Mike always LOVES taking rides with his Valuable Big Mike Readers!!

Ask anytime you see Big Mike!

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Big Mike takes a break to chow down on some fine home cooking!

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Alpengeist!

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Ugh, closed! That's ok, Big Mike already had the credit!

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Big Mike went to ski school instead!

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Just a quick view of Alpengeist since it was right next to the ski school.

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Coasters are done, now to check out the old country charm of the park.

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Such nice theming, like this bucket that fell over and the flowers looking like water running out of the bucket.

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When Big Mike was done with the coasters and wandering, there were a lot of animals to see too.

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Turtles.

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Birds.

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Petting opportunities!

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Feeding opportunities!

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Up close lectures!

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Animal presentations!

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Animal shows too!

 

The best part about this show is every animal performing is a rescue!

 

Big Mike is very cool with that!!

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Dogs, cats, birds, ducks, and many more!

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Even a pig to tell us it was the "end" of the show!

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The great thing about The Official Big Mike Road Show T-shirt is that it attracts attention and is a good conversation piece!

 

This family loved it and wanted their picture taken with Big Mike!

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There are some real shows too.

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If you brought any little ones, there was a nice kids area to play in.

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Actually 2 of them!

 

Big Mike wanted to play there too and was all read to until......

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..... Out of nowhere, the Chuckster pops out and points out to Big Mike that this is a kids only area!

Chuck protects his home park!

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I just took some pictures instead.

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Chuck said he had some free time and would show me all the water rides!

 

I better not get soaked Chuckster!!!!!!

 

Escape from Pompaii.

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Le Scoot!

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Chuck is ready!

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Big Mike is ready!

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Is this the 1st picture you ever saw with a lunch pail in an on ride photo???

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Roman Rapids.

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Chuck is ready!

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Big Mike is ready!

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Big Mike got soaked!!!

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Chuck tried to pretend that he didn't know Big Mike would get so soaked, but the kid sitting next to him knew he was lying!

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Other rides at the park:

 

Rhine River Cruise!

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Hey, look who it is! It's Benin and family!

 

Nice to see you again because....

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...... now you can take this really cool picture of Big Mike on the cruise!! :)

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Turkish Delight! (Sounds dirty to me)

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Elephant Run.

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Trade Wind.

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4-D movie.

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Der Katapult.

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Curse of Darkastle.

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Yes!! Single rider line!

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Big Mike is a big fan of single rider lines and this ride in general.

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Swings.

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Bumper Cars.

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The Flying Machine.

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Kinder Karussell.

 

There may or may not be a ducky hidden in this picture!

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Time to go get some eats....

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.... and play some games.

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I did need 1 credit at the park, but I also needed to find something I never saw before, Hummel Boy!

 

He was hard to find, but Chuck showed me the way!

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After seeing Hummel Boy in Chuck's avatar for so long, Big Mike just had to get a picture with him!

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Lots of thanks to Chuck and Busch Gardens for a great day!

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Big Mike still thinks Busch Gardens Europe is one of the best parks out there!

 

Thanks for reading everyone, how many duckies did you find????

 

Peace, Big Mike

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God, I remember that ride on the Roman Rapids--BGW at its most sadistic! And, alas, Hummel Boy has gone the way of the Big Bad Wolf.

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God, I remember that ride on the Roman Rapids--BGW at its most sadistic! And, alas, Hummel Boy has gone the way of the Big Bad Wolf.

 

 

No more Hummel Boy??????

 

Do you know where he went?

 

You should have asked for him Chuckster!!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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^Busch doesn't sell the Hummel figurines anymore, and Hummel Boy was actually the property of whatever company makes the figurines; so, I think he was sent back to Germany.

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Absolutely!

 

I am very disappointed in how these white duckies turned out, definately not up to Big Mike Road Show standards!

 

These games have all been pre-recorded, but there will be 0% white duckies from all games made here on out!

 

The Valuable Big Mike Readers deserve better than the product I am now putting out!!

 

Ugh, I looked ahead and next Mondays game is a white ducky also

 

Please try your best and know this problem is being addressed!

 

Thanks, Big Mike

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