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

Postby NickC » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:05 pm

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NickC wrote:Has anyone actually seen the article from this issue of First Drop magazine though? The ECC website, Facebook page and Twitter accounts all make no mention of a recent issue, and there doesn't seem to be any place to buy or subscribe to this magazine. Is it even still being produced/published?

I really really want this to be true, but find it extremely odd that the quote seems to have originated from one user on Reddit attributing it to a magazine that no one else has seen or can verify even exists.


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I'm not reading all into their page, but I would assume you'd have to join the club in order to read the magazine.


Right, I found that page (and actually read it...) and the latest issue was published in November of 2015, hence my question: Does this magazine still exist? Or is this a bogus rumor attributed to a previously reliable source to make it seem more credible?

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

Postby A.J. » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:09 pm

Apparently Loopings.nl confirmed the other part of the rumor, which stated that Walibi's new coaster will feature five inversions. Still skeptical, but it would be fantastic on both counts if the complete rumor were to come true.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby Swede » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:24 pm

NickC wrote:Right, I found that page (and actually read it...) and the latest issue was published in November of 2015, hence my question: Does this magazine still exist? Or is this a bogus rumor attributed to a previously reliable source to make it seem more credible?


Latest issue came out in January. It does have the Gwazi-info in it. They just don't update the FD section of the homepage that often.

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

Postby jlp94 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:05 pm

^ Man I would love nothing more right now than to have it open by when I visit in March :br And it's starting to look more likely, they're making fast progress!
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:49 am

jlp94 wrote:^ Man I would love nothing more right now than to have it open by when I visit in March :br And it's starting to look more likely, they're making fast progress!


I think that they're shooting for an April/May opening. If you can get to BGW, Tampesto is pretty much the same thing.

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

Postby bgtlover » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:49 pm

They aren't going to have it ready in March. Late April maybe, and most likely Mid-May or by Memorial Day Weekend.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby rezzyk » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:36 am

Not sure if this has been mentioned in here before.. but I've noticed an interesting trend with the Busch Gardens websites lately (and reminded about it today when Facebook let me know BGT changed their web address).

Last year, buschgardens.com existed, but the Tampa and Williamsburg sites redirected to https://seaworldparks.com/buschgardens-tampa/ and https://seaworldparks.com/buschgardens-williamsburg/, respectively. If you visit those links now, you are sent to https://buschgardens.com/tampa/ and https://buschgardens.com/williamsburg/.

They seem to be spending some time on separating the brands out more. It might be nothing, but..

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

Postby bgtlover » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:44 am

The final piece of track for Tigris was installed last night! Track work on Tigris is now complete and we're now one step closer to seeing this ride in operation! Photos courtesy of the park's Facebook Page.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:15 pm

Looking good, there. :)
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