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

Postby CPmillenia94 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:45 pm

Yeah just getting these trains wont fix the damage the old trains have already done. Wildcat was barely any smoother, but it will not be getting rougher much more. Same with Gwazi. When i rode this back in 2002 it was not rough at all, but im sure it is now. Anyways they will have to do a LOT of retracking for these trains to run well.

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

Postby QueerRudie » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:46 pm

Now if I could only convince the Powers that Be that KD's coasters need a retrofit... Imagine Grizzly with those lovely trains on it.

Seriously- BGT has stepped up a notch or two in my eyes- good for them!

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

Postby VinTheAttendant » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:40 pm

Anybody know if they'll let two trains depart at the same time now?
(or if they've already been doing it? It's been a while since I've gone)

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

Postby Jerrykoala2112 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:44 pm

I did not like this coaster one bit, at least with the old trains! I got *really* bad sunburn the day before, but I needed both Gwazi credits so I had to endure the suffering! Sheikra and other rides didn't hurt, but I guess the vibrations and random jolts made me not like the ride. Millennium Flyer trains are super comfortable, so looks like Busch Gardens will have a great 2011! (Cheetah Hunt!)
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby Maximo37 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:49 pm

It's been hit or miss with the dispatch of the trains... WHEN they have both sides open, sometimes they DO dispatch them together, when other times they just don't seem to care... But I've noticed that even when they DO dispatch them together, (at least recently) Lion somehow get quite a bit ahead of Tiger... Lion will be at the bottom of the first drop by the time Tiger is just going over the peak... so the dueling winds up being minimal at best...

...so hopefully with the Millenium Flyer's in place, not only with they hopefully run them together more consistantly... but hoping that both Lion and Tiger can keep up with each other... Either way, I'm super excited... the Tiger trains look wonderful (wish they had the Gwazi logo on the front, or a Lion head/Tiger head to differenciate... but that is nit-picking...) Cannot wait to ride once this sucker re-opens...

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

Postby TheStig » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:52 pm

I hope these things work really well for the ride. It needs an improvement over the PTC's that's for sure. Kentucky Rumbler was fantastic with them, however Roar was not. Hopefully it's more like Rumbler!!!

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

Postby Swimace » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:57 pm

I wonder if these trains will get Gwazi dueling again. The Millennium Flyer trains have faster dispatch times than the PTC trains, so could we see the return of consistent dueling?

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

Postby koasterfreek » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:03 pm

At LONG LAST!!!!

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

Postby eltoro96 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:13 pm

good! I rode gwazi tiger back in February in the last row and it was absolutely unbearable. A great improvement for what seemed like it could've been a great ride.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterGuy06 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:14 pm

I noticed the trains have individual seatbelts. Do any other MF trains have this? The two rides with MF trains I have been on (Kentucky Rumbler and Thunderhead) only had one seatbelt per row.

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