Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

P. 741: Howl-O-Scream Preview Trip Report posted!
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 3 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Frutilicious!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1486
Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Location: Bean-Town, Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Age: 30

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby KrakenKing » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:17 pm

Finally!

I remember talking to the GCI team on the '07 Midwest Trip during ERT on Kentucky Rumbler. I asked if Gwazi was going to get Millennium Flyers. They said they were talking to the park about options to update the ride, including adding MF trains.

After four years of waiting... it's finally happening!
Signature.

Open Up Happiness
User avatar
 
Posts: 7829
Joined: 21 Jan 2006
Location: Orlando, Florida
Gender: Male
Age: 26

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:44 pm

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has sent us a press release announcing the debut of new Millenium Flyer trains on Gwazi.

In 1999, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay unleashed Gwazi, the Southeast’s largest and fastest double wooden roller coaster featuring 1.25 million feet of twisting lumber. On Saturday, Jan. 22, Gwazi will reopen to fans outfitted with new Millennium Flyer trains designed by Great Coasters International, Inc., the coaster’s original manufacturer.

The new trains provide the smoothest way to ride a wooden coaster and are highly regarded for their spacious, cushioned seats and individual row design that resembles wooden roller coasters trains from the early 1900s. The open sides of the new cars will provide unobstructed views of the 7,000-plus combined feet of Gwazi’s two twisted tracks.

SPECIAL OFFERS FOR THRILL SEEKERS:

•To celebrate Gwazi’s reopening, any guest who rides Gwazi on Saturday, Jan. 22 will receive a coupon valid for a 30 percent food and beverage discount at any culinary location, including all restaurants and snack carts

And this is just the beginning, as Busch Gardens is keeping the fast-paced thrills coming all year long. Experience a new breed of speed with Cheetah Hunt, a one-of-a-kind multiple launch coaster opening spring 2011.

With a 2011 Fun Card, you can pay for a day and come back all year to challenge all of the world-class coasters at Busch Gardens. It’s the best value for again-and-again access to all of the amazing animal encounters, world-class thrill rides, exciting big-name entertainment and family adventure Busch Gardens has to offer.


Photos courtesy of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Untitled1.jpg
Gwazi1.jpg
Gwazi2.jpg
Gwazi4.jpg
Last edited by ernierocker on Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:06 pm.
Change the scheme, Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls if you would be so kind!

Image

Is my pee supposed to be this color?
User avatar
 
Posts: 2628
Joined: 29 Nov 2009
Location: Where the grass is blue.
Gender: Male
Age: 23

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:50 pm

The coaster deserves those trains, especially for how the ride banks. It didn't seem uncomfortably rough, but it did make me laugh hard on the brakes! I know that these new trains will make the coaster much better and now I really can't wait to get back to Tampa.
So long, and thanks for all the fish! | Photography Blog |Flickr | @WaterSlideDB | Coaster Count

I own the website www.donkey.com
 
Posts: 848
Joined: 02 Sep 2007
Location: Washington, D.C.
Gender: Male
Age: 24

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby angryemobeaver » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:58 pm

Great news! I rode (one side) Gwazi in 2006, it wasn't horribly rough but it was by far the most rough GCI. The ride has a good layout, hopefully the Millennium Flyers can bring the ride up in terms of where it stands in rankings. I really hope I go to BGA this year, defiantly a huge year for the park!
I have a hard time ranking coasters so here are just some of my favorites
|Intimidator 305|Maverick|Skyrush|Voyage|Shivering Timbers|Goliath SFOG|Fahrenheit|Banshee|Mystery Mine|Cornball Express|Cheetah Hunt|

Jizzy jizz jizz jizz jizz
User avatar
 
Posts: 4603
Joined: 16 Sep 2006
Location: Managing realistic expectations @ SFGreat America
Gender: Male
Age: 26

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby PKI Jizzman » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:02 pm

Wow, if these trains make this ride GCI, GCI smooth...BGA will have the best looking coaster line-ups in the USA, in my opinion.
Chi life, live music, coasters, and traveling the world.
Snaps: photoboothezizi

Title
User avatar
 
Posts: 237
Joined: 30 Jan 2008
Location: mexico baby!
Gender: Male

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby 4rturo » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:13 pm

That wood looks soooooo good on those trains, gives them an old-classic look. Good to see BGT improving a good classic.

Randomness
User avatar
 
Posts: 6322
Joined: 21 Feb 2005
Location: Nashville, TN
Gender: Male
Age: 26

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterdude5 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:15 pm

This is great news! I know my body will thank me next time I ride Gwazi.
Image

I had sex with N-Tag before you did.
User avatar
 
Posts: 3867
Joined: 23 Nov 2005
Location: Dallas, TX
Gender: Male
Age: 26

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Jakizle » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:21 pm

I look forward to trying them out! Definitely should make a great improvement to the ride, as I liked the layout when I rode last year. Only a week or so to wait! =)

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 9082
Joined: 08 Dec 2006
Location: Knoxville, TN
Gender: Male
Age: 38

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby ernierocker » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:27 pm

We were going to skip this park for our October Florida Trip, but with this news and Cheetah Hunt, I might have to change my mind!
Image

Shirtless Dude!
User avatar
 
Posts: 2474
Joined: 16 Feb 2005
Gender: None specified

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Twister II » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:33 pm

Im not getting my hopes up to high.

Wildcat at Hershey was still rough. Gwazi isn't going to be turning into a B&M. Ha.

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 3 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron