Nick: Busch Gardens Tampa made their 2019 announcement on September 12th, introducing Tigirs, a new triple launch coaster for the Stanleyville area. They also teased a revamped version of Gwazi coming for 2020, implying that Rocky Mountain Construction might be involved! Be sure to read on for all the details!
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay brings a new level of excitement with FLORIDA’S TALLEST LAUNCH COASTER to open spring 2019.
An innovative experience, Tigris will catapult riders through an exhilarating array of looping twists with forward and backward motion, breath-taking drops, a 150-foot skyward surge, and an inverted heartline roll, all at more than 60 miles per hour. Tigris will race riders along more than 1,800 feet of steel track designed to mimic the awe-inspiring agility of the world’s largest and most powerful cat –the tiger.
To further solidify Busch Gardens reign as Florida’s thrill ride leader, more news is on the horizon – a second new thrill ride will be coming to the Gwazi area of the park in 2020.
Who else is excited to ride Tigris in 2019?! I know I am! This will be my first Premier Rides SkyRocket II, and I’ve heard they’re fun little coasters. I’m also EXTREMELY hyped for the heavily implied RMC conversion of Gwazi coming in 2020 – can’t wait until they announce more details!