Busch Gardens Tampa: General Discussion

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  1. Sam

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    http://parkrumors.com/drop-tower-for-bgt-2013/
     
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    Re: Busch Gardens Tampa 2013: drop tower "Desert Dive"

    A drop tower is the last ride I guessed Busch would have added to the park :eek: Is there anywhere that says how tall it will be?
     
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    Re: Busch Gardens Tampa 2013: drop tower "Desert Dive"

    These plans were leaked/revealed a while back now, and as I said at the time, if this is a Moser I will be shocked. They have made a complete mess of Mach Tower at BGW, from construction to present day. I can't see Busch wanting to use them again unless this is part of a 2 ride purchase deal.

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    Re: Busch Gardens Tampa 2013: drop tower "Desert Dive"

    If it is Moser, I wouldn't think it part of a 'purchase' deal, rather perhaps a compensation deal?
     
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    Re: Busch Gardens Tampa 2013: drop tower "Desert Dive"

    That's the other possibility yes. I suppose it all depends on when BGT were planning the ride. BGT have tended to get the supposedly better quality ride over the years compared to BGW which is another reason why I think this may be Intamin.

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    Re: Busch Gardens Tampa 2013: drop tower "Desert Dive"

    *Wishes they were getting a Mystery Castle clone.*

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    Re: Busch Gardens Tampa 2013: drop tower "Desert Dive"

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    Re: Busch Gardens Tampa 2013: drop tower "Desert Dive"

    Rhino Rally has never been the same since they removed the best part of it for Cheetah Hunt. I hope they can at least add something to bump the excitement up on the ride again.
     
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    Re: Busch Gardens Tampa 2013: drop tower "Desert Dive"

    Now... didn't the actual 'drifting down the river' section actually close because of maintenance issues, and not because of Cheetah Hunt? I could have swore it was removed way before construction started!

    It's a great attraction, and the ride hosts really make the experience. We had such a laugh with ours!

    I can't envisage they could possibly use that space for anything other than a safari-jeep type attraction, just because of the interaction with the animals. I hope they manage to sort something!

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    Re: Busch Gardens Tampa 2013: drop tower "Desert Dive"

    It was defiantly closed for Cheetah Hunt. It's quite easy [from POV as it was being built when I last visited] to spot where exactly the water section was and how Cheetah Hunt makes use of the space. They removed the water section in May of 2010 I believe to start the groundwork for the coaster.

    Granted that Busch did confirm it was a bit of a maintenance nightmare and caused a lot of wear and tear to the ride vehicles after they removed it, many of the management team at Busch were sad to see it go and would have happily kept it running for a while longer.
     
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    ...March 2010. I went in August 2010 :( gutted! Didn't realise it was closed so close to my visit. I guess I saw all the downtime reports and assumed that the section was removed on account of it not being viable! A great attraction though, even after the modifications.

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    Re: Busch Gardens Tampa 2013: drop tower "Desert Dive"

    Bad news for Gwazi's Tiger side:

    Source.


    I'm so glad I got a chance to ride both sides of this coaster over summer. It's really not a bad ride! I think I'm in a minority of people who enjoy the coaster. I'm guessing that one side is having some work done whilst the park isn't as busy?

    I also hope that Rhino Rally is getting some sort of extension because the videos of the attraction from before they butchered it for Cheetah Hunt looked great.

    I'm glad to hear that Sandstorm is getting some TLC whilst they take it across the park to its new home near Gwazi.
     
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    Re: Busch Gardens Tampa 2013: drop tower "Desert Dive"

    Oh dear!

    Budget purposes? Doesn't sound good, doesn't sound good at all!
     
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    Re: Busch Gardens Tampa 2013: drop tower "Desert Dive"

    Budget purposes?

    :)

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    Re: Busch Gardens Tampa 2013: drop tower "Desert Dive"

    Fear not about the new ride problems:

    From Screamscape.


    Please let that bold bit be true! Please! :D
     
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    Re: Busch Gardens Tampa 2013: drop tower "Desert Dive"

    Oh my gosh. I don't think I'll be riding that if it comes to fruition! If I wanted to skydive, I'd volunteer to throw myself out of a plane :p!!

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    Re: Busch Gardens Tampa 2013: drop tower "Desert Dive"

    Better not let Intamin anywhere near that idea. Not unless you're planning on a "Euthanasia drop tower" in any case :p
     
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    Re: Busch Gardens Tampa 2013: drop tower "Desert Dive"

    I think they'll try their best to make a ride that won't cut people's feet off if it is them, so no need to worry! ;)


    Latest bit of info from Screamscape:
     
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    From Screamscape.

    I'm not crazy about Falcon's Fury at all to be honest. :-\
     

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