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You know, today's update raises an interesting question: Without TPR, would there be a Big Mike Road Show? Would it have originated or could its popularity have been sustained this long as a standalone site or via any other channel? What do you think, Big Mike?

 

I guess the same question could be applied to most of the other long-term "series" threads on here--Shane's Amusement Attic, Mark's Postcard Paradise, etc. It's hard to imagine TPR without them, but without TPR, would their founders have thought to create them at all? And if so, where would they "live," so to speak?

 

These are the things I think about when I probably should be counting duckies.

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THIS ROUND OF FIND THE DUCKY IS NOW CLOSED!!!!!!

 

^ There definately would not be a Big Mike Road Show without TPR!

 

Big Mike went on the first and original TPR trip in 2006, and had no desire whatsoever to take any pictures of coasters, parks, ect.

 

Not until a few years later did I even have the idea to start the thread.

 

Without TPR, no one in the coaster world would even have any idea of who Big Mike is. TPR has such vast widespread readership that even though I find a lot more guests reading than actually Big Mike Valuable Readers, TPR has been the sole reason that The Big Mike Road Show exists and is what it is today.

 

I have been offered twice to put The Big Mike Road Show up on other sites, and once to start its own website, but if Big Mike is two things, it is loyal and appreciative!

 

The Alvey's have been nothing but outstanding to Big Mike throughout the years, and having met so many Theme Park Reviewers during my travels, it is my pleasure and only desire to keep The Big Mike Road Show exclusively only on Theme Park Review forever!!

 

As the first line read on the first post I ever made on Theme Park Review's Big Mike Road Show, "I am just here to add whatever I can to this wonderful website of Robb and Elissa's."

 

That is still the same motto now as it was back then, just adding my little contribution as a thank you whenever I can.

 

Great question though, but for me, Theme Park Review made The Mighty Big Man!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Hello Ducky Hunters!!

 

Well Big Mike seems to have given everyone the screw job yet once again!

 

I think Big Mike is going to have to tone down his ducky hiding, and it will start with this next ducky game.

 

For the 2nd time in 3 weeks, no one guessed the correct amount of duckies

 

Thus, Big Mike is ready to put up the next ducky game and will eliminate one of the hidden duckies because it is just too hard and Big Mike wants winners!!!!!!!!

 

Here were the correct hiding spots, I know we will have more winners this next game!

 

Thanks for still playing!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Better luck next time everybody!!!

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Hello Valuable Big Mike Readers!!!

 

We start our 5th straight week of daily Mon-Fri updates with a Find the Ducky Game from Santa's Village in New Hampshire!!!!

 

This park got VERY high marks from The Mighty Big Man!!!!

 

I hope the sheer fun comes through when you read it!

 

Remember, count how many duckies you find but don't give the hiding places away... then post how many you found!

 

Good luck and enjoy reading!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Here is the ducky you are looking for this game, the pink ducky!

Remember, this picture does not count towards your total!

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Santa's Village!

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Now here is where Big Mike has promised to ease up on the ducky hiding! There IS a ducky in this picture, but it is soooo hard and did not come out well in the picture, so I am eliminating it from this game as a gesture of good will to my Valuable Big Mike Readers!

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You can see it clear as day in the answer photo, but not the original photo!

Ok, start counting right after this picture. Good Luck!!

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Prices.

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This place is so awesome that the whole front parking lot is full!

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Big Mike may never get in here.

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Big Mike will check out some things outside until the line dies down.

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This is actually free and outside the gate.

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Slides.

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Once inside, Big Mike suggests that you go straight to the Elfabet University!

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Once there, there is a hide and seek game where you need to find 26 elves hiding throughout the park!

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When you find an elf, you need to punch your card!

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Big Mike wanted to get the coaster credit ASAP, but he couldn't pass up this elf hiding in the bushes!

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Rudy's Rapid Transit!

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Rudy is the lead car.

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Track.

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More track.

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It's a long train.

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Big Mike plants himself in the back seat.

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Lots of low areas for grabbing grass.

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Look at this over and under section! Will Big Mike's head get chopped off?

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Nope!

 

You are stuck seeing this head plastered on many more trip reports to come :)

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Move over kids, let The Big Man through so he can punch his card!

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As you can tell by the smile, Big Mike LOVED playing this game!

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4 down, 22 to go!

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Here are some other rides at Santa's Village:

 

This was a highlight for The Mighty Big Man... The Antique Cars!

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Big Mike's car.

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Low clearance!

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Theming.

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Water hazard!

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Splash!!!!

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Car wash soaking coming up!

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Fwap!!!

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Gas station.

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Wow, 2 rides so far, both awesome, and an all day hide and seek game! This park rules!

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Reindeer Carousel.

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Jingle bell Junction.

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Cute crossing.

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Tunnel.

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Pixie Mix.

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Hot Shots Fire Brigade.

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Red Hot Racers.

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People race on a current of water.

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Coming soon.

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Santa's home.

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The sleigh is parked outside.

 

These deer are not real.

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The real reindeer are kept in the barn!

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Who knew reindeer loved to pose for pictures?

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Santa displays his "good" list, and Big Mike was 5th name in, so no worries for good presents this year!

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SS Peppermint Twist.

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Christmas Ferris Wheel.

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Pretty high for not being in a car and only having a little bar.

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Nice views.

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Loopin Louie's Little Elf Flying School.

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Bumper Cars.

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Himalaya.

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Little Drummer Boy.

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Santa's Skyway Sleigh.

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Overhead view.

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Great Humbug Adventure.

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A little car shooting game.

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Double level!

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The targets are humbugs.

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Yule Log Flume.

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Boat.

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Big Mike relaxing after a long day of searching for elves!

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Drop.

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Side view.

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Fun!

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A pink playground, maybe an easy place to hide a pink duck??

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That's it for the rides, now to finish finding the rest of the elves!! Where are you elves????

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I am sure no one thought that The Mighty Big Man was leaving this park before finding ALL the elves!!

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This is what a winning game card looks like!

 

Big Mike turns his 100% game card final exam in for a...........

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..... Diploma!!! Big Mike has graduated!!!!

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Woo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Big Mikey is da Man!

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Not only do you get a diploma, you get a winning prize of a Santa's Village key chain too!!

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Big Mike absolutely adored this cute little place and gives it two thumbs up for sure!

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If you are ever in New Hampshire and close to Jefferson, take the time to visit this park!

 

OK, now that Big Mike made the ducky game easier, how many winners will we have???

 

How many duckies did you find?????

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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I'm so bad, I'm not trying to count anything at this point. But...

 

What a great little park, Mike!

 

Do they trim it up with lights for the actual

holiday season? Or is there too much snow

up there by that time?

(Dunno. Thought I would ask.)

 

I think I liked seeing the Sleigh Ride Monorail

the best, heh heh. Also the Pixie Mix ride.

It looks like a fun little flat ride for families.

 

And the Great Humbug Dark Shooting Ride, too!

The cars looked so cool. What was the ride like?

 

Thanks for sharing - and the Perfect Scorecard too, BM!

Congrats on your newly aquired skills a' la Elf-U, lol.

 

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