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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Discussion Thread

Postby RCFreak » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:43 am

^Well, Millennium Flyers only have one belt per row so even if they did keep it, it should (theoretically) go faster.

I really liked Gwazi the first time I rode it in late Feb of 07 (then again it was Florida's coldest day in a while apparently) but could definitely feel the hurt when I tried it again in October of that same year, so hopefully it'll ride a lot better.

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Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:26 am

This is most excellent news. Unfortunately, it's still not a great layout, but maybe it won't be so rough anymore.
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Postby Looty » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:55 am

This is fantastic! This should definitely improve the overall ride experience. I absolutely hated Gwazi with PTC's and judging by the lack of people in line for it everytime I visited, most people did too. The next step is to actually have them duel now :)
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Postby SaweetDude04 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:20 am

Thats great news! The last time I was at BGA, while I rode every other coaster multiple times, one time on Gwazi on one side was enough for me. It's good to know that management is at least trying to come up with a solution for Gwazi's roughness.

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Postby deathbydinn » Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:56 am

This is awesome and great timing for me since I'm going up for the first time in late June. While the layout doesn't seem as good as some of the other GCIs, it still looks decent. Hopefully the new trains will make it a lot smoother and give it some air time.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Discussion Thread

Postby haiderodes » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:45 am

This is good news, but I do have to wonder if they will re-align the station gates to match up.

Thats my big pet peeve on Timberwolf at WOF...the gate-to-train alignment is sooo horrible.
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Postby doom1001 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:48 am

Is this a borrowed train from another park?I hear that it is so they can determine if they'll make the switch.I don't understand why they would even need to test the new trains,only if they haven't ridden the coaster lately,my last 2 rides have been downright painful.I used to love this ride,it was shaky but tolerable shaky now it just hurts.

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Discussion Thread

Postby PriestofSyrinx » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:52 am

This can only mean great news!

I actually really liked Gwazi when it first opened. But on subsequent trips, it just has fallen to the wayside. Hopefully now it wont be the Black Sheep of GCI anymore...

Actually, Im pretty sure the Tiger side was my First wooden coaster...

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Discussion Thread

Postby haiderodes » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:52 am

^I rode it a few times January 31st and it wasn't all that bad to me. Not smooth, but def not as bad as some others out there.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Discussion Thread

Postby angryemobeaver » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:37 pm

Does anyone know where these trains came from? I was thinking maybe Ozark Wildcat but than I remembered weren't those spotted at Wild Adventures?

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