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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby coasterbill » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:46 am

Scorpion’s refurbishment seems to include a new paint job. :)

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Postby jedimaster1227 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:47 am

^I love that the park continues to maintain Scorpion. This ride still rocks, and considering its age, it still holds up really well!
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby DILinator » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:29 am

WolfBobs wrote:
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!


Thanks for the heads-up! I'll look into that!

coasterbill wrote: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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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby coasterbill » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:26 am

If you're not a passholder then this two park ticket to Seaworld and Busch is a fantastic deal no matter which airport you use.

That said... for (depending on the day) $195 a person, this exists too.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby WolfBobs » Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:48 pm

Does BGT offer an at the gate twilight park ticket? I looked through that link you provided there and didn't see anything listed.

It's a long way off but I'll have a night in Tampa before a cruise in November and was hoping to hit up the park for a few hours the night before. Haven't been since I moved away from Tampa in 2009.

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby coasterbill » Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:36 pm

^ Sorry, not sure. Hopefully someone local knows.

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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:54 pm

^ This thing looks more and more amazing with each new update!! :lover: :lover:
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby SharkTums » Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:57 pm

I'm sorry, but I gotta say it...does it really look that different from the other big RMC's!?!?!? I get that it's a GREAT problem to have, but these RMC's are all very similar and this just looks a lot like Steel Vengeance and the Poland one right!? Is it because it's purple!?!?

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:03 pm

^ If it's not broken, don't fix it. I don't mind if several of their rides are similar since they're so good.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby KIJester » Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:24 pm

I'm not too familiar with Sea World Parks Quick Queue and just wanted to ask a question...
How likely is it that both IG and IB will be on the QQ unlimited list for 2020? As it stands, the webpage for QQ on BG site does not include IG. Is that because it's simply too early? I'm so used to the Cedar Fair way where they entice you to buy season passes with Fast Lane as soon as the new coaster is announced to boost sales.

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