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

Postby adeuce02 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:45 pm

^^^ I thought it was B&M was still small and didn't wanna build two coasters in one yr so busch went with arrow for williamsburg. Im probably wrong but i though i read that somewhere.

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

Postby CoasterKidKyle » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:55 pm

adeuce02 wrote:^^^ I thought it was B&M was still small and didn't wanna build two coasters in one yr so busch went with arrow for williamsburg. Im probably wrong but i though i read that somewhere.


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

Postby Mastersax68 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:13 pm

I always thought it was and Intamin. I wish B&M had a bigger selection of launched rides. Still extremely excited for it, though! :b
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Vekoma Fan Boy » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:15 pm

^Uhm, B&M doesn't have ANY selection of launched rides. :p



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

Postby KDcoasterMAN » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:49 pm

The reason that the double spin is used is to reduce steel cost on the scale I305 and Formula Russo are being built on. If either of those coasters were built with the standards that MF had in track, then 305 would had cost 10 million more.

And if 305 was built on the scale of maverick, it would had had the normal Intamin track probably.

And likewise of the new BGT coaster, If it was being built on the scale of 305 then it probably would had been built with the double spin.

At least that what I gather, I could be wrong...

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

Postby Joe Cool » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:46 pm

YESSSS finally a track picture to confirm its an Intamin. I love me some B&M, but just kinda tired of Busch just using them over the years.

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

Postby Capitalize » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:50 am

I too am very excited to get a glimpse of the Intamin track. I last went down to Orlando/FLA in 2007; with all the new credits and attractions it looks like a nice long stay down there this coming season is in order. :b


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

Postby andyuk200523 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:44 am

Is there not the possiblity that the track for Busch Gardens was designed before the newer type of track was decided upon, thus meaning they would still build it with the older style track?

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

Postby KNAPPSK8 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:07 am

Intamin in Florida...it's about time. Maybe Universal or someone will follow suit.

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

Postby Jcoaster » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:10 am

Its nice to see that Busch finally gave in after all those years of not being able to trust Intamin. I think its about time they decided to do something fresh. Im curious to see if BGE follows suit.
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