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

Postby rcrider4 » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:21 pm

I mean Cheetah Hunt is the ride that breaks down the most in the park, but it's the most complicated one, so that's not surprising. Nothing that I know of bad enough to hurt the relationship of the two companies.

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

Postby larrygator » Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:08 pm

palavos3 wrote:No, this coaster will be LOUSY!! The layout is total crap plus the fact that the seats spin will make park guests very dizzy. Which means Cobra's Curse will be their last ride of the day.

It will only be your last ride of the day if you have motion sickness and are stupid enough to ride. If you get sick from spinning rides and you decide to ride a coaster that you fear will make you sick, then you deserve to have it be your last coaster of the day.

Are you also going to come to the defense of people with vertigo that can't enjoys ride with height?
Are you also against the animal exhibits that people with animal phobias can visit?
How about the park serving food items that diabetics and those with food allergies can't enjoy?
How about the people coulrophobia, kinemortophobia or sanguivoriphobia who could be traumatized during HalloScream?
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Postby ragerunner2 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:58 pm

I am really excited for the future of Busch Gardens Tampa. If they move forward on their overall plans to turn the park(s) into a resort experience, I am sure Cobra's Curse will only be the beginning of more highly themed rides/experiences.

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

Postby cfc » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:01 am

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

Postby chargersmichael » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:06 am

Wasn't "Unearthed" a scare zone a few years ago?

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

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:46 pm

Last night Theme Park Review was invited to the launch of the 2015 edition of Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa. The event includes extra entertainment including a new version of the wildly popular Kinetix and DJ dance parties throughout the park along with extended park hours allowing guests to enjoy more rides, shows and animal experiences in the park! Summer Nights is included in standard park admission and well worth staying around after dark--just think, coasters in the dark! :lover:
Over near Zagora Cafe a new Zagora Market stand is being constructed.
Cheetah Hunt has blended into the Serengeti beautifully...
Rhino Rally no more.
A welcome sight when entering Pantopia.
New food options!
The Dragon Fire Grill is officially open!
The Dragon Fire Pub is too!
It looks great inside!
I can never get enough of Sheikra!
Such a fun effect to watch!
Going down!
It isn't a trip to Busch Gardens Tampa without some Zambia Smokehouse ribs!
These people have no idea how wet they are about to be.
Many people forget that the Tanganyika Tidal Wave still operates in the back corner of Stanleyville... It still makes quite a splash!
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Phoenix basking in the daytime glow of the moon.
One of several DJ dance parties set up throughout the park for Summer Nights.
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The park is open until midnight!
Next up was a pre-Kinetix party!
Kinetix is hosted on a stage in the former "Gwazi Park" often used for special events.
I like desserts.
Kinetix is an annual Summer Nights show that features singing, dancing, acrobatics and pyro all combined for an awesome experience!
Some incredible acrobats at work.
Aeriel stunts are also a part of Kinetix.
I'd never before seen an act where people are flung off of a see-saw into the air.
The evening concludes with fireworks in view from Gwazi Park.
There are some great pyro moments during the show.
Fireworks lovers will definitely enjoy this one.
Nothing to see here...
Cheetah Hunt looks gorgeous at night!
Walls have taken up half of Egypt in preparation for construction on Cobra's Curse for 2016.
The construction wall keeps going...
And going...
And goes all the way down past the entrance to Montu.
Another DJ dance party in front of Cheetah Hunt.
Special thanks to Busch Gardens Tampa for hosting us during this fun evening! Summer Nights runs on Fridays and Saturdays through August 16th some head to Busch Gardens Tampa to check it out!
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby Donkey123 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:58 am

I am going to Busch Gardens Tampa on the second week of August for the first time ever. What day of the week has the shortest lines and how will the lines be in general in that time of the year? Should I think about getting the quick queue?
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby Philrad71 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:07 am

Dragon Fire looks great!

Certainly can't balk about more food and adult beverage options in the park!

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

Postby BlahBlahson » Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:41 pm

Donkey123 wrote:I am going to Busch Gardens Tampa on the second week of August for the first time ever. What day of the week has the shortest lines and how will the lines be in general in that time of the year? Should I think about getting the quick queue?

Same as any theme park. Go on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and you won't need quick queue. Buy it if the park is loaded with tour groups and the waits are longer than you would wish.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:35 pm

Thank you, jedimaster1227! Great report! I'll be seeing Kinetix this week and I'm really looking forward to it! Great photos, too! Kumba and Sheikra and Cheetah Hunt all lend themselves greatly to good photography. :)

I can report back about the lines in early August, I'll still be here by then!
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