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Re: Dark Ride Paradise - Wild Bill's Nostalgia Center

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:11 am
by djcoastermark
^ Not at all. In fact, you probably gained more respect from others.

Re: Dark Ride Paradise - Wild Bill's Nostalgia Center

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:31 am
by Guy T. Koepp
Yeah, that does put a huge dark spot right in the middle of a otherwise awesome individual. Hopefully his spirit will make better choices and haunt Trump.

Re: Dark Ride Paradise - Wild Bill's Nostalgia Center

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:10 pm
by DirkFunk
First: (ahem) http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1662135#p1662135

Second: I thought "maybe he wore it ironically." So I did reading. No. Matter of fact, I get the feeling that he's a poser. Whatever though, he created himself some sort of empire in Connecticut and we'll see what happens to all that litigation now that he's gone.

Re: Dark Ride Paradise - Wild Bill's Nostalgia Center

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:58 pm
by thrilladdict
Nope Robb, that's the sane response at this point.

Re: Dark Ride Paradise - Wild Bill's Nostalgia Center

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:45 pm
by RoCo
Ugh, sad news all around. It will be interesting to see what becomes of that whole property.

Re: Dark Ride Paradise - Wild Bill's Nostalgia Center

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:43 pm
by palmerleeberry
I never had the chance to visit his store nor met him, but he reminds me of several people I used to know over the years that have passed on to that great amusement park up in the sky.

Hats off to you, Wild Bill, for your life, your dreams, and your everlasting legacy!!!

Re: Dark Ride Paradise - Wild Bill's Nostalgia Center

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:04 pm
by DirkFunk
This place is dead now, just like the former owner BTW:

http://www.connecticutmag.com/the-connecticut-story/wild-bill-s-nostalgia-shop-in-middletown-to-close/article_c5e17bfa-a3b3-11e8-a9c2-5b823bde8ed7.html

The dark ride cars and whatnot were also up for sale back in September and gee I hope there wasn't any litigation over those:

https://www.facebook.com/wildbillsnostalgia/photos/a.10152057470115642/10156200253080642/?type=3&theater

Re: Dark Ride Paradise - Wild Bill's Nostalgia Center

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:42 pm
by Shavethewhales
That sucks to hear. These types of things are hard to keep going without the driving personality behind them.

It was a very cool looking place though, and it's fun to think about what almost was. Maybe someday it will inspire someone else. I know I think about turning my house into a giant dark ride all the time, partially thanks to this thread.

Re: Dark Ride Paradise - Wild Bill's Nostalgia Center

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:02 pm
by thrillrider
robbalvey wrote:Is it bad that I lose any sort of respect or sense of compassion for someone when I see a picture of them wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat?
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Not at all.
I feel the same way.

Re: Dark Ride Paradise - Wild Bill's Nostalgia Center

PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:45 am
by bill_s
He was an eccentric for sure!