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

Postby The Yeti » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:26 pm

^ I thought there was going to be a MCBR before the Rhino Rally section.

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Postby traincrossin » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:45 pm

^Yes it will, but hopefully they won't brake much.
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Postby WW1 Flying Ace » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:58 pm

I'm hoping that they make the queue very similar to manta. They should have it set-up so while waiting in line there are windows to see the cheetahs like the entire manta queue is an aquarium. I hope they add this to Quick Queue right away. (Maybe by the time this opens manta will have ride again privileges for platinum pass holders! Maybe they can add this to that benefit quickly. It would be a nice incentive to get platinum passes again!)
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Postby coasterkyle » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:28 am

I'm assuming the MCBR will be so they can get two trains to duel (like Maverick). Well one can only hope. :roll:
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Postby tycoonrebel7188 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:10 pm

Just saw this on Twitter. " Word is they were unloading new green coaster cars from a container this morning... near GWAZI. Millennium Flyers at last?" Anyone live near the park that can take a look this afternoon? It would be much appreciated.

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Postby SharkTums » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:25 pm

^Well we know GCI has been out there quite a bit lately, and has even tested MF's on Gwazi. However, I fear it will not be as big of a fix as many of you think. Riding Wildcat at Hershey even with the new MF trains is still rough as hell.

I don't think you can undo all the damage that the PTC's have caused over the years even with a massive rehab.

I hope I'm wrong though!

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Postby coasterfreak101 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:25 pm

^^It did just close down for what, a month worth of rehab? It would be the perfect time...I really hope they're switching them out!

EDIT: ^Agreed. Wildcat was much better for a few months after the Millennium Flyers were added, but it's already back to being pretty darn bad. Hopefully with some extensive retracking they can get Gwazi to run a bit better than Hershey was able to do with new-Wildcat.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby tycoonrebel7188 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:57 pm

^I agree. With the retracking happening, we can hope that it runs better regardless of whether they keep the PTCs or get the new Millennium Flyers. I haven't ridden Gwazi since 2006 and won't be able to pass judgment on it again until I visit the park in June.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:33 pm

I rode Wildcat this year and didn't think it was that bad. There was some shuffling on a couple turns towards the end, but it was certainly better than it would have been with PTCs.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby CardCraze » Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:20 pm

TAMPA, Fla. - There's a new way to get the feel of the jungle here in Tampa. The Broadway Show "Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy" is now playing at Busch Gardens.

This morning, ABC Action News Contributor, Sean Daly, is getting a first hand look at the incredible skill involved in this kind of show.

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy comes complete with acrobats, aerialists, jugglers and contortionists.

The story is based on Mother Nature leading her Jungle Boys through the wild.

The show debuted at the Broadway Theatre in June 2008. There are similar shows in the Cirque Dreams repertoire, including "Illumination", "Pandemonia" and "Coobrila" but "Jungle Fantasy" is the only one to ever appear on Broadway.


http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_tampa/breathtaking-broadway-performers-bring-a-new-spectacle-to-busch-gardens

Hours of the show can be found on the park's website under Park in "Hours & Show Times" under the "Plan Your Trip" tab.
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