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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby bgtlover » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:53 pm

^Quick Queue has been available since the park reopened and can be bought online and at the park. The only thing they hadn't been doing is the Platinum re-rides.

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Postby bgtlover » Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:30 pm

Iron Gwazi update: RMC is back on site, as of yesterday (Tuesday, July 21,2020). They were seen inspecting areas of the track and had a crane in operation. I would share the post from FB here, but their posts aren't welcome here.
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Postby tndank » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:21 pm

Iron Gwazi testing today.

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby tndank » Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:25 am

Starting to look like Iron Gwazi may be running soon. Rumors say final inspection happens tomorrow. Lights, fans, wait sign are all on today.

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Postby anonymouscactus » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:14 pm

I have a feeling they will open it before the new year, regardless of what they said during their quarterly call... though I never heard the exact quote of what was said and I didn't hear what attendance was like or anything like that. Besides, it wouldn't be the first time they lied to their investors. (Zing.)

I suspect they need the attendance **NOW**. While it makes sense to most to advertise a new ride next year, I feel like they probably aren't anywhere near capacity (unlike BGW where it makes sense to wait -- the demand is already there)

I would expect a soft opening before the year is up. This is all just my gut talking.

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Postby VaCoasters » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:18 am

Before the year is up??? It will be soft opened within the next few weeks.

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby SharkTums » Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:47 am

Well, as expected, Busch is going for it! With the Universal and Disney Halloween events cancelled I bet this will sell out fast so grab tickets now if you're interested! They're also hiring for any locals who need a part time job this fall.
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Postby tndank » Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:55 am

Nice! Just saw the email here. That's good news.

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby coasterbill » Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:39 am

I don't know what to expect here. It's basically a Halloween party I guess but it's stupid, stupid cheap. I love it in theory but I'm interested to see what type of crowd it attracts. That's one of the reasons that I avoid Six Flags Fright Fest events and Busch Gardens seems to be taking the "Give away the gate and get everyone drunk" model to a level that even Six Flags hasn't tried yet. :lol:
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby Hilltopper39 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:09 pm

I mean sounds like kind of an interesting event, I'd be interested in checking it out depending on crowd levels and all, assuming the'll still be limiting capacity to some extent. Night rides on all the coasters with some fog and fun atmosphere is enough for me.

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