Busch Gardens Tampa: General Discussion

Discussion in 'Rest of the World Parks and Attractions' started by Sam, 18th Aug 2012.

  1. MakoMania

    MakoMania TowersStreet Member

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    Sorry to double post so soon, but quite a lot of progress has been made on Tigris, it's flying up now!

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    Tempesto opened late April, Electric Eel opened early May. Looks like they're going to hit that timeframe again with Tigris.
     
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    Sorry to bump the thread, but we have a new rumour from First Drop Magazine regarding RMC Gwazi. And it sounds absolutely obscene! Here's what First Drop have apparently said:
    I certainly did not expect this! If this is true, RMC Gwazi could be not only one of the best coasters in Florida, but also in the world!
     
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    I have no idea if that's true, it sounds very exciting but quite strange at the same time.

    Anybody know if this magazine has been reliable in the past?

    Busch Gardens' park president Stewart Clark did say that the 2020 ride would be "very tall".
     
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    Well, it was First Drop who originally said that Taiga at Linnanmaki would be an Intamin, so I'd say they're quite reliable.
     
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    Does anyone on here happen to subscribe to First Drop?
     
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    They tend to get given exclusive insights and concepts first over anyone else in the magazine, so it wouldn't surprise me if it were true.

    Hopefully the removal of the duelling element means they're combining both layouts into one, ala Twisted Colossos.
     
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    I have First Drop. It arrived today. It says the above.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification!
     
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    An American urbexer with quite a bit of abandoned theme park content has managed to climb onto and walkaround Gwazi:

     
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    Yes please.
     
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    I have no reason to doubt the ECC so this sounds very promising indeed; but since when were Busch Gardens in competition with Cedar Point!?

    With RMC Gwazi and an thrill Intamin launch at IOA, Florida is finally set to get some coasters that could be amongst the best in the world.
     
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    Lots of demolition going on!

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    Unsure on the source, was posted on the Coasterforce forums.
     
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    Off to Busch Gardens for the first time in May..do we think Tigris will be open by then? I thought it wasn't going to be open until the Summer but it looks like construction is coming along very nicely, would definitely be a bonus if it is open by then! Very much looking forward to getting on all of the other coasters here too. It has been a bucket list park for years now!
     
  15. MakoMania

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    They will want it open in advance of memorial day weekend at the end of May, so you have a very good chance.

    Heard some people say they're shooting for a March opening, although I'm a bit skeptical of that myself.
     
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    More Gwazi deconstruction:

     
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    Great update showing lots of progress on both Tigris and Gwazi:

     
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    Looking at the progess on Tigris I would say a March opening is easily achievable. Track work appears to be nearing completion and it's not as if it will be extensively themed. Testing shouldn't be problematic at all. Maybe late-March/early-April soft openings ahead of a later official opening?
     
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  19. MakoMania

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    Possibly, I'm just going off the other Sky Rocket II timeframes.

    Electric Eel had its track completed on Jan 15th (earlier than Tigris) and didn't open to the public until mid May.
     
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    Cheers for the updates..got everything crossed that it will be open in time for my trip!!
     
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