Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

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

Postby thepoint4life23 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:07 pm

I was at the park today. I could not see what was going on behind the wall. They were taking the latch or catch car not sure what you would call it, up and down really slow like 20 minutes or longer to go from top to bottom. As I was leaving the park the car was half way up the tower with with the seats facing down. Kinda looks like they were making everything was not rubbing

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Postby rcjp » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:00 am

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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:


It's the new "ker-CHUNK". Haven't you heard?

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That would be kind of funny, in a way. =)
But I'm sure it won't feel like that.
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Postby SuperShawn » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:21 am

Going to have to get back to BGT and ride this, though as soon as those seats tilt nothing but expletives are coming out of my mouth.
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Postby rcjp » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:39 am

^That's the spirit ;)
And it always makes the experience funnier for other people.
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Postby RCT3Bross » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:28 am

Alright need to go America soon after seeing that POV. Too bad it takes years before I have a chance to ride it. Man looks good.
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Postby Devious » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:38 am

JonnyRCT3 wrote: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.


Judging by the design of the gondola, you're probably the most correct.

It seems like the cars will pivot outward in a manner not much different than an invert pulling out from a vertical loop, rather than the cars on something like a 4D.
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Postby ka8911 » Thu May 01, 2014 11:43 am

Headed over to Busch yesterday afternoon. Took a few pics with my iPhone. Enjoy!
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They were working on a cool Falcon topiary.
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Ride sign looks nice.
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New stands look quite nice. Also what looks to be a fountain in the middle of the picture.
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Stopped by the new Twisted Tails Pretzels in Pantopia. I just had to get a bacon pretzel with beer infused cheese. It was pretty darn good!
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The new show "Burn the Floor: Untapped" is now running at the Desert Grill.
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This flamenco inspired dance show is a lot of fun!
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I took a ride on the skyride, and was surprised when I got over Rhino Rally.
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They were driving the trucks through the course, and running through load/unload procedures.
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Looks like they're getting ready to open for the summer. That's all for now, thanks for reading!

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Postby SharkTums » Thu May 01, 2014 12:38 pm

Thanks for the update!

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Postby jray21 » Thu May 01, 2014 10:44 pm

Thanks for the report, that pretzel looks really good! As for Falcon's Fury POV, holy crap! That's going to be an amazing drop!
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Postby coasterbill » Fri May 02, 2014 6:24 am

Great pictures. I can't wait to get back to this park.

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