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

Postby coastercrzyjames » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:59 am

Hooray!! I'm excited to see this finally happening to Gwazi. I think it'll be a good improvement, they just need to make sure they give it plenty of track work to help fix what the PTCs did. I could see the ride getting gradually better over time with MFs though.
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Postby 10ryansmith » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:05 am

Yay! Now I have another thing to occupy my three days here in the summer.

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Postby Jay20016 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:29 am

coastercrzyjames wrote:Hooray!! I'm excited to see this finally happening to Gwazi. I think it'll be a good improvement, they just need to make sure they give it plenty of track work to help fix what the PTCs did. I could see the ride getting gradually better over time with MFs though.


When we were there on the 12th of Janurary they had a whole slew of guys walking and working on the track, so one can only hope they've given it not just new trains, but some T.L.C to the track as well....

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Postby CoasterWeasel » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:03 am

I'm so happy to hear the great news. Went in 2007 and only took one lap because it was so rough. Planned to go visit my dad in August and get some rides on Cheetah Hunt, but now I have even more to look forward to. Hopefully over the next few years with some more retracking it will get even better.
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Postby brattius » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:34 am

I wanna go next Saturday!!!!! :-(

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Postby cfc » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:38 am

I think I'm one of the few who thinks that Gwazi is OK, and I think the Flyers will be great improvement. I remember hearing bad things about Hershey's Wildcat with its old trains. Never experienced those, but I thought it was a great ride with the Milennium Flyers.
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Postby deguy123 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:35 am

Twister II wrote: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.


Wildcat while still rough isn't as bad as it was before. Glad to see Gwazi getting an update, never have been on it but will hopefully in the future!

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Postby Josh Linn » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:04 am

Overdue, but better late than never. I rode both sides in 2003, and man were they awful. Rough I can handle, bone-jarring...not so much.

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

Postby Ed Farmer » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:38 am

It's great to see the range of opinions on Gwazi in this thread alone. Some people are ecstatic, while I'm crossing my fingers hoping it doesn't tame the strong ride it was capable of delivering.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby BeemerBoy » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:03 am

It's kind of crazy that Gwazi would finally get Flyers, even before Voyage's TLs go into service.

I'm with Zach. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this move is what the ride really needed, and I can officially consider BGT's coaster lineup the best, and most complete in the country.....even before Poacher:The Ride opens.
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