|The Wile E. Coyote
Speedtrap was added to Bugs Bunny Land as part of the War On Lines, and
it filled in what had been a dead spot where the Porky Pig Pipeline had
The Speedtrap was a Zamperla Speedway ride, with the ride vehicles designed to look like cars. The ride's backdrop was painted with a Looney Tunes themed southwestern landscape right out of a Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote cartoon. The Roadrunner was included in the backdrop, driving one of the sports cars down a desert highway, along with one of Wile E. Coyote in hot pursuit, and included one of his birdseed traps at the side of the road.
|The cars of the
Speedtrap were designed to look like race cars, alternating with police
cars chasing each other around the track. The cars all
featured large Goodyear tires completing the sports car look.
The ride looked very temporary set on a platform surrounded by a simple pipe fence. The same fence materials were also used to create a small queue for the ride.
The Speedtrap was in a highly visible location to guests who were entering and leaving through the Season Pass Entrance which was adjacent to the ride. The ride was located on a back pathway that wasn't visible from most of Bugs Bunny Land, and often the ride was closed for lack of staffing.
Speedtrap was removed from the park at the end of the 2004 season to make way for construction of The Golden Kingdom. The ride's former location in Bugs Bunny Land is now home to the Jungleland Express station.
The ride was relocated to The Great Escape for the 2005 season as part of the creation of Looney Tunes National Park. the ride was re-themed with the cars and backdrop being repainted in bright colors. The ride was named Speedy Gonzales' Camp Town Racers where it continues to run today.
Click the placard below to watch video of the
Wile E. Coyote Speedtrap
Now operating as Speedy Gonzales Camp Town Racers
At The Great Escape, Lake George, New York