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

Postby FeelTheFORCE » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:17 pm

DarkStitch626 wrote:Interesting they went with Intamin's older more costly track type more so than the new 305/Ferrari World coaster.Looking cool so far. :lmao:


Perhaps the newer type is only for increased speeds and forces? If this coaster is smaller and similar to Maverick, then maybe there is no need for the bulkier I305/Rossa track.

^ EDIT: beat me to it, but both of us posting the same thing at (almost) the same time just reinforces that more.

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Postby mr. cockblock » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:26 pm

Another Intamin is the USA is a wonderful thing! :airtime: :b =) :airtime: :b =)

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Postby robbalvey » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:27 pm

^^ & ^^^ Or it could have nothing to do with that at all. I'm sure the actual engineers that are working on the ride and the project managers at BGT know the answer to that. Perhaps if we do a Q&A session with them at the park one day this is a great question to ask.

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Postby Vekoma Fan Boy » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:32 pm

^Please do ask! I would put my money on the on the increased speed/forces situation, but confirmation from engineers would be awesome. :)

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Postby Skycoastin Steve » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:39 pm

They put a cheetah on a large spinning wheel and used the track type that the cheetah's tail stopped on. In this case, it just happened to be box track instead of double spine track. That's my theory and I'm sticking to it.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby let1gre » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:52 pm

Can't wait to see how this turns out. Here's to hoping for a BGW sister ride as part of their 2-year plan.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Squid » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:56 pm

:Pr It's not Intamin track at all; it's a curvy tower to hang lights from on the savanna! :p

Seriously, at least we can say they're getting an Intamin coaster. I am curious as to how visible this will be from outside the park.

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

Postby CoasterKidKyle » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:00 pm

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

Postby wlmoorer » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:10 pm

I would assume that usually track design is determined by engineering requirements/cost efficiency and It may just be me, but all things aside I consider the "Box" Intamin track to look a lot better than the new "double spine" track like used on I-305...again just my opinion, glad to see more Intamin "BOX"...ha

Also, Kudos to BGT for having fun with the enthusiasts...I really like how some of the companies have embraced social media to get people excited for their upcoming attractions!
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby slither37 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:14 pm

Mmm Intamin.... I think I may need some alone time.....
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