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

Postby chickenbowl » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:36 am

Well, we are CONFIRMED. Found on the City of Tampa building permits website was this permit - BDE-19-0439598

Filed on behalf of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment by general contractor "Rocky Mountain Construction"

Any normal person would've been convinced after the park explicitly teased it, but this is proof for the the weirdos who were convinced that BGT was going to give GCI a third try at the ride... :lmao:
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:57 am

^ To GCI's defense they did do a very nice job with GhostRider.

But yeah I think we all knew what they were hinting at and it's going to be incredible having an RMC at that park. The one thing they are missing is an airtime machine. Not anymore.
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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:18 pm

Nice, good to have confirmation.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby AdventuresinAirtime » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:35 pm

Busch Gardens Tampa is one of my favourite parks in the world due to its great mix of theming, atmosphere, coasters and animals. This is going to make it even better! :D
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby Hilltopper39 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:00 am

I'm excited to see what they actually do with this thing. Will it still be two separate tracked racing/dueling coasters? converted into a single track with a single station like Colossus? Chopped up into one single long track with some of the structure removed? No idea but should be fun to see where this thing goes.

Also, will this be RMC's highest profile project to date? I guess Steel Vengeance was a pretty big deal in the coaster community, WIldfire looks amazing but is at a park that's a little off the beaten path. Busch Gardens is a year round park in the massively "visible" central Florida theme park market, probably the highest attended park to get an RMC to date. Feels like this could be a massive project for both the park and RMC.

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

Postby A.J. » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:43 am

Hilltopper39 wrote:Also, will this be RMC's highest profile project to date?

One could argue that Rocky Mountain's highest-profile project was New Texas Giant, which immediately put them as a new company on the map.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:43 am

Hilltopper39 wrote:I'm excited to see what they actually do with this thing. Will it still be two separate tracked racing/dueling coasters? converted into a single track with a single station like Colossus? Chopped up into one single long track with some of the structure removed? No idea but should be fun to see where this thing goes.

Also, will this be RMC's highest profile project to date? I guess Steel Vengeance was a pretty big deal in the coaster community, WIldfire looks amazing but is at a park that's a little off the beaten path. Busch Gardens is a year round park in the massively "visible" central Florida theme park market, probably the highest attended park to get an RMC to date. Feels like this could be a massive project for both the park and RMC.


Yeah, it has the potential to be. Steel Vengeance had the biggest fair in the coaster community... probably since Millennium Force, but CP isn't really much of a blip on the radar for the average person run of the mill person in America who isn't an enthusiast. But most people have been to Disney World at some point, and everybody has obviously heard of Disney World. When the millions of non-coaster people visit Disney, they'll hear about what's going on in Tampa and be intrigued. Get ready for some long lines guys.

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

Postby Lucas The Drummer » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:23 pm

Planning on heading to the park sometime this week. Will the line skipper pass be necessary if I want to do all the major rides?
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby BintamiM » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:52 pm

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Lucas The Drummer wrote:Planning on heading to the park sometime this week. Will the line skipper pass be necessary if I want to do all the major rides?


Yes. This week is the busiest time of the year for all Florida Theme Parks.

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

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:42 am

BintamiM wrote:[fbvideonew][/fbvideonew]
Lucas The Drummer wrote:Planning on heading to the park sometime this week. Will the line skipper pass be necessary if I want to do all the major rides?


Yes. This week is the busiest time of the year for all Florida Theme Parks.


Looking at the crowd calendars it does look like attendance drops off a cliff after New Years for the Florida parks though.

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