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

Postby jarmor » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:29 pm

i305isdaddy wrote:Eh they were really light on the details, but this is amazing news. BGT is a huge draw to Tampa now.

Wait, people were expecting full stats and a POV?
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby i305isdaddy » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:33 pm

A picture of the layout would have been nice. We all knew it was going to be an RMC.

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Postby jarmor » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:38 pm

If they gave more than what they did, what would we have to look forward to? It's not opening for at least another year and a half.
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Postby A.J. » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:46 pm

i305isdaddy wrote:Eh they were really light on the details, but this is amazing news. BGT is a huge draw to Tampa now.

Busch Gardens was always a draw to Tampa. The new coaster is a world-class addition to a park...that already has several world-class coasters. It's not about Busch Gardens suddenly becoming amazing, it's about an already awesome park getting even better.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby jedimaster1227 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:14 pm

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay kicked off their 60th Anniversary Celebration with the announcement that a new RMC steel/wood hybrid coaster built upon elements from the former Gwazi coaster will debut in 2020! This new coaster will become North America’s tallest hybrid, and the fastest, steepest hybrid coaster in the world!



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Celebrating six decades of unforgettable experiences, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay shares even more exciting news with park guests during the 60th Anniversary Celebration Kickoff this evening. In addition to debuting a new menu for the 2019 Food & Wine Festival and the launch of the all-new Pin Trading program, the park reveals more details for upcoming attractions including Tigris, Florida’s tallest launch coaster, and a new attraction coming in 2020.

Opening on March 16, the Food & Wine Festival returns with an exciting new menu, featuring more than 35 dishes inspired by regional cuisine around the country. Guests can sample over 100 wines, craft brews and specialty cocktails while enjoying world-class concerts of all tastes, including Daughtry, Justin Moore, El Gran Combo, Boyz II Men, Foreigner and more! The park recently announced a NEW performance for Stone Temple Pilots on Saturday, April 6. The full menu and line-up, including VIP packages, can be found online at BuschGardensTampa.com.

Also as part of the park’s 60th Anniversary, Busch Gardens launches a NEW Pin Trading program today. With more than 150 pins now available in the park, guests can begin collecting and trading the pocket-sized souvenirs. From fan-favorite animals, attractions, and events to exclusive collections not sold in stores, guests can trade pins with employees as they explore the park.

Excitement is building with the eagerly anticipated spring opening of Tigris, Florida’s tallest launch coaster. With the recent arrival of the ride vehicles, testing for the new attraction will begin soon to prepare for opening day this spring.

“We’re moving quickly to open our ninth roller coaster, Tigris, with a tenth coaster already underway for next year,” said Stewart Clark, President of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island. “This cadence of back-to-back new attractions is unprecedented for our park, and continues our legacy as Florida’s thrill ride leader.”

The buzz continues with more history in the making at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, as construction begins on a NEW hybrid coaster arriving in 2020. When it opens next year, the ride will become North America’s tallest hybrid, and the fastest, steepest hybrid coaster in the world.

Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction, the newest addition at Busch Gardens will be a wood and steel hybrid coaster design, featuring a maximum height of more than 200 feet tall. The ride will feature all-new thrill elements, as well as restored elements of Gwazi. Coaster enthusiasts can follow the progress of Tigris and the new 2020 attraction through the park’s social media channels and using #TakeOnTigris and #2020Rising.

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

Postby steamedturtle » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:21 pm

I'm stuck. BGT is advertising this as "North America's tallest hybrid, and the fastest, steepest hybrid coaster in the world." What hybrid outside of NA is or will be taller??

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

Postby JG-77 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:37 pm

Perhaps Zadra? According to RCDB’s it’s about the same size as SV, perhaps a bit shorter, but Zadra’s announcement was a while ago, and it’s possible it may have changed. It’s also possible that there’s another hybrid in the works yet to be announced that will take the world record.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby robbalvey » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:03 pm

JG-77 wrote:It’s also possible that there’s another hybrid in the works yet to be announced that will take the world record.

JG-77 wrote:It’s also possible that there’s another hybrid in the works yet to be announced that will take the world record.

JG-77 wrote:It’s also possible that there’s another hybrid in the works yet to be announced that will take the world record.

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

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:52 pm

Yep. I think this solidifies our plan to finally visit the Florida parks in 2020. Not that they all weren't amazing already, but this coaster looks nuts. I can't believe this will be in the same park as Kumba, Montu, and Falcon's Fury (among others). Talk about a totally world-class ride collection.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby Mrlittle » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:41 pm

This park already has a solid group of coasters. When this one opens in 2020 :ryan:
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