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

Postby grinch1313 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:54 pm

I was already excited for this new attraction, but even more so now. The video was great! A good job by the Busch marketing team.

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

Postby RCFreak » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:27 pm

I have no idea whats going on with this project, but that video was ingenious from a marketing standpoint! I'll wait for the animated POV lol.

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

Postby Hilltopper39 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:35 am

Just a very long shot darkhorse rumor idea here but since Intamin is just the speculated and rumored manufacturer at this point but not confirmed, is it possible that this could be an American version of that new B&M prototype going to Gardaland? I remember recently seeing some track pictures from the B&M track fabrication facility in Ohio in a strange color scheme that possibly could work for the desert/jungle/cheetah theme. I don't know if B&M manufactures track for foreign rides at the Ohio plant, but with no other north american B&M's announced for 2011 that track is either for Gardaland or a yet to be announced project. Also considering Busch's longstanding relationship with B&M they would be a perfect candidate for another ride especially a prototype (wasn't Sheikra the first large scale dive machine)? But also considering they already have almost a full B&M catalog they'd be a great candidate for a ride from a different manufacturer as well. Just an idea......

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

Postby jedimaster1227 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:25 am

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has sent us a new press release and photos of the latest additions to their animal family, baby flamingos!

Since June 3, seven baby Caribbean flamingos have hatched at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay – the most recent, born on Sunday, July 25. The babies are on display along with approximately 125 adult flamingos in the Bird Gardens area of the park.

As these babies prove, newly hatched chicks are not pink, but in fact have gray or white down feathers. Their pink coloring comes from the carotenoid pigments they consume as part of their diet. They won’t lose all of their darker feathers for a few years.

Flamingos have long resided at Busch Gardens. Their bright color and gentle nature have made them a favorite of park guests for many years.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby BeemerBoy » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:36 am


I'm hedging my bet towards a flamingo-themed aquatrax now.

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

Postby Inukaza » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:36 am

I asked the PR department about cheeta chase and they assured me it would "remain untouched" in regards to the 2011 project.

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

Postby Guy T. Koepp » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:29 am

Erik Johnson wrote:Isn't the ongoing rumor that the coaster is going to be call Cheetka?

The speed of a cheetah with the airtime of a kangaroo.

Wouldn't that be a Cheetaroo? :lol:

Awesome vid! It really get me excited to get back to this park.

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

Postby aimster » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:47 am

I really need to get my butt to Busch Gardens this year. Going to to try for sometime in September or October one weekend (and take advantage of my Club TPR discount). I need a SheikRa, Kumba & Montu fix bad!

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

Postby Hockeydad » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:48 pm

All of the sudden, going back to Disney/Orlando next spring took on a whole new interest for me. We may just have to make that drive over to Tampa. As already said, great idea BGT, looking forward to the next installment.

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

Postby Porsmond » Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:34 am

Great little video, and I'm curious now what it will be. I might be going to Florida next year so this will be a great reason to hopefully get back out there :)


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