Hi lamo, Many thanks for providing feedback from your trip on Puffing Billy. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself! You are quite right - during school holidays we do get very busy! Puffing Billy is a great day out for families so school holidays are a popular time to visit.
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As you mention, arriving at least 30 minutes prior to your preferred departure is recommended. Moving into the busy summer period especially between Christmas and New Years Eve we suggest you arrive even earlier as this is by far the busiest week of the year! On busy days parking facilities do fill up quite quickly. Puffing Billy's station is only a few minutes' walk away from the Metro Trains station in Belgrave and is signposted.
I recommend this for all ages and even for Melbournites as a great way to spend the day doing something different. The prices are completely reasonable and it is great fun sitting on the railings and leaning out - no matter how old you are! Flights Vacation Rentals Restaurants Things to do. Cart 0. Tip: All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers.
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The hero was then able to trap the Lich in an amber prison by pummeling it into the resin on the pinnacle of the Candy Castle. Despite his fame and accomplishments as a hero, Billy began to believe that the task of fighting evil was futile as new evil would always arise later on. The hero soon developed a void in his being and lost hope in heroism.
Instead, he began to favor nonviolent solutions to evil and was an advocate of active community involvement. He also developed a habit of watching movies and playing video games. In " Billy's Bucket List ," Canyon explains that Billy's loss of belief was the reason why the two eventually severed their relationship. However, with the help of Finn and Jake, Billy gained renewed hope in the heroic cause and began to fight evil once again.
The hero also developed a relationship with an old lady after meeting her through Finn and Jake. Although Billy was a formidable force during his youth, his old age and long period of inaction may have contributed to his demise at the hands of the Lich during its return in " The Lich. The Lich uses this disguise to trick Finn into opening a wormhole with the Enchiridion. Billy's carcass was destroyed by The Lich in " Escape from the Citadel. In his youth, Billy was very strong and brave, as well as kind and righteous much like Finn.
However, as Billy aged, he lost his sense of agency as his acts of heroism, in his eyes, failed to resolve anything in the grand scheme of the never-ending battle of good vs. Over time, he focused less and less on heroic feats and adventures creating a literal void in his heart. However, after meeting Finn and Jake and becoming their friend, Billy 's void is filled, rekindling his love of being an adventurous hero.
Billy was a very tall humanoid with a long beard and long hair, making him resemble a caveman. In his youth, Billy's hair color was a bright red, but this grew white as the hero aged. His large and unusual hands contain six fingers including the thumb, though most humanoids in Ooo possess four-fingered hands.
He had blue veins bulging out on the back of each hand, and his left shoulder bore a strange scar with stitches. Billy wore no shirt or shoes and had brown pants. During his younger days, Billy possessed the Gauntlet of the Hero and used it extensively in combat. This weapon proved to be useful in aiding him during his battle with the Lich.
In his dotage, Billy had a void in his chest where his heart would be until Finn's bold words fill it in "His Hero. Finn idolized Billy and was amazed by his feats as shown in Billy's bucket list, when Billy defeated a group of monsters.
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They also became very good friends and even had a slight father-son relationship. Billy also appears to believe in Finn. After Billy's death, Finn was slightly in denial about it and often gets traumatized about it as well. Jake, like Finn, idolized Billy. Unlike Finn, however, Jake had a slight crush on him. After his death, however, Jake had a harder time accepting that it happened as shown when he said he hoped that Billy and Canyon would get back together.
She and Billy were in a relationship before but broke up since Billy decided to focus less on being a hero.
However, before they broke up, they were a power couple and often went on rides on Billy's motorcycle. At the end of "Billy's Bucket list," Billy says that he watches her sleep and says that "love is weird" hinting that he may still care about Canyon.