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

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:25 pm

http://www.seaworldparksblog.com/new-year-new-cheetah-hunt-construction-update

Happy New Year, coaster fanatics! The holidays are behind us and that means we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled Cheetah Hunt construction updates.

For those of you who are new to these posts, these updates are for those SO passionate about roller coasters that they Just.Can't.Wait to see the finished product of Cheetah Hunt. They want to know what’s going on up to the minute! Are you of one these people? (Be honest and nod your head "yes.")

Then, come with us now on a virtual tour of the site where all the action’s taking place. Slap on your (imaginary) hard hat, and let’s open the door of the construction wall.
Creeeakk! Yes, that’s the sound of the big yellow door door opening. (Just humor me, friends.)

Well, here you have it. Construction in the area this week includes concrete and pilings that are paving the way between the tower and the canyon and moving track pieces into position in the canyon itself.

Readers, close your eyes. Can you just imagine it? Whoooooooosh!

At one point, riders (yes, that means you) will feel like they are darting through a canyon while a river rushes beneath them.

The river? That part of Cheetah Hunt will reuse the former water portion of Rhino Rally.

Well, we hope you enjoyed the year’s first peek behind the yellow wall inside Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. These photos were taken just yesterday. Stay tuned here for all the latest Cheetah Hunt updates and news.
Go ahead and post a comment; let us know what you think about the progress so far!
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby derek_lentz » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:04 am

I just watched the POV for this ride for the first time and I am now really excited. It looks like a lot of fun.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT, BGA) Discussion Thread

Postby dragonskeep » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:21 am

Screamscape has reported that new anti rollbacks were installed on both lift hills of Gwazi. In the complete rumor category: the MF trains are rumored to have been delivered. Can't wait to see if this is true about the Flyers.

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Postby Colby » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:29 am

I am going there this summer, can't wait! Those pictures look awesome...

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Postby tiger01 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:15 pm

This picture has just been added to GCI's facebook page by someone. I believe there has been a sighting of Millenium Flyers!

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Postby Coaster Cow » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:23 pm

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

Postby Saldek » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:25 pm

^^Finally! It's great to see Gwazi getting new trains.

I wonder BGT sold the PTC trains to another park.
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Postby alpengeist04 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:49 pm

New credits? ;)

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

Postby Hilltopper39 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:00 pm

I rode Gwazi on New Years eve just a few days before the rehab and honestly it felt a lot better than it usually does, like the re-tracking in places is really starting to break in and smoothen the thing out. I really hope the Millennium Flyers can return this thing to its former glory. Gwazi was one of my favorite coasters in its first two season.

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

Postby dragonskeep » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:18 pm

I too love Gwazi...when it loves me back. But there have been some rough patches over the years. This really is pretty big for the park..well assuming they run smooth. I really cant wait to see how they run. I will be there on the 22 for sure.

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