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Postby pǝʇɹǝʌuı » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:46 pm

I'm so excited for this! I'm planning on heading out to Florida later this year to get the BGT/SWO credits.

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Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:08 am

I laughed when people said a mid-March opening, but holy crap that may be possible (at least for a soft opening). I stand corrected. This looks insane!
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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:40 am

Time to start searching for those super cheap flights everyone is talking about.
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Postby RCjunkie » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:57 am

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Postby cfc » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:28 am

Looks like a great addition to what is already the strongest coaster lineup in Florida.
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Postby sfkk » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:24 am

They were also testing the break run and lift before the track was even complete. They would drag the train backwards through the transfer track area and up the break run to test the breaks. I predict it will open in the next few days. Sometimes they can do these things quickly. At Kentucky Kingdom they had to get a certain number of cycles in on lightning run, so they tested it through the night to get it open in time for opening day.

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Postby ALT2870 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:34 am

We're going to be down there at the end of the month. Wasn't planning on stopping by but just might if they open it. (Very likely at this point.)
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Postby bgtlover » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:02 am

^Just watch and be sure the park is going to be open first. They hadn't announced a closing yet, but with Disney (WDW) and Universal Orlando closing at the end of regular operating hours on Sunday, BGT (& SW and others) are likely to follow.
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Postby djcoastermark » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:35 am

^ good advice. Things are not changing by the day around here, but by the hour. An example, Tampa pride, at 3:30 pm , said the parade was still on. By 5:30 pm, they announced it was postponed.

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Postby Hilltopper39 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:18 am

FYI if anyone is planning a trip to central Florida in the next few months, despite all the Coronavirus scare, BGT and SW both launched a pretty good flash sale on single day single park and two park tickets yesterday, and the sale runs through this Monday. Kind of odd timing to launch a ticket sale when everyone else in town is preparing to shut down but hey, get em while you can! And if they do end up closing then I'm sure they'd find a way to honor tickets past the expiration date.

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