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

Postby aCoasterStory » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:47 pm

I wonder how long it'll actually take to ascend the tower. The POV was sped up on the way to the top (look at the cars/coasters), but it looked to be normal speed on the drop.

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Postby gerstlaueringvar » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:07 pm

Looks even scarier than I thought! Can't wait to ride it someday :airtimer:

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Postby Yamez » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:35 pm

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Postby Cyrbuzz » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:04 pm

The color scheme on Phoenix looks great. That's the best the ride has looked in years. The POV for Falcon's Fury looks nuts. I can't wait to ride this beast.

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Postby JonnyRCT3 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:05 pm

Wow! That POV looks frightening. :omg:

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Postby PeoplemoverMatt » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:07 pm

Oh yes...SO riding this in a few weeks!!! The only part that concerns me is the landing when the seats rotate back to sitting position. That might be a bit jarring. :omg:
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby The49er » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:26 pm

PeoplemoverMatt wrote:Oh yes...SO riding this in a few weeks!!! The only part that concerns me is the landing when the seats rotate back to sitting position. That might be a bit jarring. :omg:


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

Postby glouthan » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:28 pm

PeoplemoverMatt wrote:Oh yes...SO riding this in a few weeks!!! The only part that concerns me is the landing when the seats rotate back to sitting position. That might be a bit jarring. :omg:

To me, it looks like it would be fun! Intamin rides are generally very smooth, with no lurching. Your judgement is as good as mine at this point, so we will have to wait and see.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby JonnyRCT3 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:33 pm

To me, it looks like the momentum of the free fall is converted into positive G-forces. It should feel the same as 'landing' on any other drop ride.

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

Postby glouthan » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:50 pm

^You're right - that does make sense now that I think about it. That's going to be a lot of positive G for a drop tower!
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