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

Postby Dom497 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:25 pm

Looks like they haven't fixed the problem yet, the cylinder is still detaching.

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Postby glouthan » Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:18 pm

^I noticed that too. It seemed like it came undone at the bottom not in a violent way, but as if it wasn't attached for the whole way (looks like there were holes for bolts in it to mount to the seats - I couldn't imagine all of the bolts would have snapped). Whatever it is, I hope it doesn't cause too much issues.
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Postby JonnyRCT3 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:20 pm

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

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:30 am

Locostitch wrote:Looks like they are trying to sell Scorpion.


Yep, that's definitely Twist and Shout. Scorpion has no shrubbery within its footprint, as the ride is themed to being in the dessert.

Plus Busch Gardens confirmed to us during the Falcon's Fury construction tour that Scorpion is an important entry-level coaster for the park's younger guests.
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Postby glouthan » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:56 pm

The price is also listed in Euros which they're not using in Tampa!
Glad Scorpion is there to stay because I enjoy that coaster and it has some nice force on the loop and turns.
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Postby coasterfreak101 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:03 pm

The drop from that USA Today clip looks awesome! Definitely going to be one of, if not the most, horrifying drop tower out there. Can't wait to see this thing open and get down there to ride it!
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Postby Erik Johnson » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:28 pm

Went to the park today for a short visit and update. Most of Pantopia is now open! I did not witness anyone working on the drop tower today and it is still behind walls.
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Bacon Pretzel Fury! It is quite yummy!
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby rcjp » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:33 pm

Looks pretty good, that sign
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby CPmillenia94 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:08 pm

This is the most ridiculous looking contraption I've ever seen.

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Postby _koppen » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:39 am

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