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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby WolfBobs » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:59 am

DILinator wrote:Man, I am SO excited for this coaster, and for one of my favorite parks! I was initially going to wait until my planned Florida trip in 2021 to ride this thing, but now I'll definitely be checking for cheap flights to Tampa for once IG opens! It looks spectacular, and I don't think my kids nor myself can wait until next year! :b


Frontier keeps adverting CLE - TPA for as low as $50 round trip (as part of their fare club). May be worth joining!

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Postby coasterbill » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:01 am

Remember to check Orlando too. It's only an hour and a half away and there are often more options. We pretty much use MCO and TPA interchangeably.

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Postby PKI Jizzman » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:42 am

With all of the focus on Gwazi and Montu and Kumba I've really forgotten about Falcon's Fury. Is it pretty reliable? How are the wait times?
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Postby coasterbill » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:43 am

No :lol:

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Postby PKI Jizzman » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:44 am

Damnit I was hoping no news is good news, haha.
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Postby coasterbill » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:47 am

Well, it's uptime percentage for the last 7 days is 31%. So like... if it were baseball and you were batting .310 people would think that was pretty good so I guess it's all about perspective. :lol:

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Postby bgtlover » Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:48 pm

^The winds have been a factor here for the past week or so and several rides have been closed on and off temporarily at times. I know, from experience, FF has been closed with high winds. It's also been in the mid-30s & 40s in the morning as well some days. While I know Six Flags is adventurous in running rides no matter that (as I know you love to always bring that up anytime someone says something about temps and ride/coaster operations), those temps are rare in Tampa. BGT & SWO particularly are even more conservative about running rides when it's "cold" here.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:33 pm

PKI Jizzman wrote:With all of the focus on Gwazi and Montu and Kumba I've really forgotten about Falcon's Fury. Is it pretty reliable? How are the wait times?


When we were there this summer it was a walk on the entire day. However... It did take 6 tries before we actually had a complete ride cycle. We were on it 4 times when it broke down, and 2 times in line for it when it broke down. . .

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby coasterbill » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:06 pm

bgtlover wrote:^The winds have been a factor here for the past week or so and several rides have been closed on and off temporarily at times. I know, from experience, FF has been closed with high winds. It's also been in the mid-30s & 40s in the morning as well some days. While I know Six Flags is adventurous in running rides no matter that (as I know you love to always bring that up anytime someone says something about temps and ride/coaster operations), those temps are rare in Tampa. BGT & SWO particularly are even more conservative about running rides when it's "cold" here.


Ah alright, by comparison Montu’s uptime for 7 days was over 99% so I figured weather wasn’t an issue. I don’t really mind waiting out cold temperatures in Florida when it’ll probably be 60-70 degrees like 2 hours later. I just like to make fun of Hershey and Carowinds because it’s fun.

Either way though, is Falcon’s Fury a reliable ride? No. :lol:

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby A.J. » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:11 pm

coasterbill wrote:Either way though, is Falcon’s Fury a reliable ride? No. :lol:

I rarely ever see a wait for Falcon's Fury when it's open though, so you can pretty much just check on it as you walk through Pantopia and if it's open, hop on.
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