Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

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

Postby SharkTums » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:06 am

Still works better than Mach Tower! Poor Busch and Drop Rides!

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

Postby cfc » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:08 am

Should've went with Moser. ;)

Or maybe with Larson--can you imagine how horrifying a Larson drop ride of that height would be?
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby _koppen » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:08 am

Does anyone think that this is probably because they are behind schedule, and have nothing to do with the ride itself?
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby KingRCT3 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:26 pm

One already tested the ride... with the tilt!



Looks kind of slow at the moment, don't know if it's meant to be that way. And the "back to normal" transition looks brutal.

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

Postby rcjp » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:46 pm

It looks like they go back to normal position with the braking force, interesting...
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby Dom497 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:09 pm

There's a video on the BGT Fans Forums showing a part of the gondola that tilts the seats back breaking and hitting the tower...not good.

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

Postby scbt » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:15 pm

Here is the above mentioned video - you can see one of the cylinders become detached from the seats. I'd guess that they haven't got the braking quite figured out right and force is too much too quick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRZhQViCJhA

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

Postby CPSFMMCW » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:28 pm

I love how they all clap at the test run!
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby Cyrbuzz » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:07 pm

I'm confident they will work this bug out and get this thing ready for opening day. Busch Gardens does a top notch job in most of what they do. This is just a momentary setback, that's why it's called the test phase.

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

Postby Dom497 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:11 pm

According to one of the comments on the video, as soon as the gondola hits the pre-braking section, the seats are supposed to start returning to the vertical position. The cylinders (the thing that snapped) are set to tight which is causing the issues.

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