...but there were still rides to ride. This parade came at a time when the park's entertainment offerings were also plummeting: Showcase had already been closed off, Temple of the Tiger was already stripped of its initial creativity, and the only other offerings that come to mind were at Fort Independence (shows twice a day if you're lucky) and children's shows at the Wiggles World stage and in Looney Tunes National Park - no thank you.
It's okay to want flats to balance the thrill rides... but some of us have really liked the shows there, too, which further diversify the day's experiences. It's the main reason that, until recent years, BGW has been my favorite park - it had a perfect balance of all.
Anyway - definitely the best entertainment I've seen at GA and, without question, gone too soon.