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p. 348 - Iron Gwazi POV!

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I hate to see all the old Arrows and Schwartzkopfs disappear. It's easy to complain about these rides, but remember they were designed over 30 years ago with just pencil and paper and a lot of trial and error (and huge financial risk). These companies invented the steel looping coaster without the benefit of CAD and lots of other modern tools. Sure they were replaced by better more refined designs, but that's always the case in things technology based, but you still need to acknowledge the contribution of what came before.

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Holy crap you nerds are a tough crowd.  It looks like a coaster that will make me hoot and holler the entire time I'm on it while simultaneously trying to throw my fat ass as far from the train as pos

It means that you can look forward to a fun-filled day riding Kumba, Montu, Cheetah Hunt and Sheikra and while you're in line for one of those you might be able to watch an Iron Gwazi POV on your phon

I actually agree with many of you talking about how the RMC's are all very similar.  And that's fine. There's nothing wrong with building a ton of very similar kick ass rides when most people who ride

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Yeah, the corks aren't painful unless you are short and your head is next to the restraint.

 

Colin, mind giving me a lift to BGA on its last day evar?

 

If your serious, sure! Send me a PM.

 

Colin C

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I'm not a Pyhton fan at all, for me it has always delivered a rough and semi-painful ride.

 

BUT, yesterday before reporting for HOS, I got to the park early for my farewell ride on Python, and was surprised by the smoothest ride I've ever felt on that ride.

 

Still not going to miss it though...........

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I'm with Guy on this. Only rode it once, and it wasn't the death machine everyone made it out to be; probably because of my height. Though it's no Intamin goodness, it's not entirely bad.

 

(Back seat, first row only. God knows what an Arrow does at the front. )

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While Python isn't a good coaster to us, it did have that nice airtime moment on the first drop, and was a great starter coaster for the little ones just brave enough to battle it. As long as Busch doesn't take out Scorpion all will be good. Enjoy your retirement, Python, where ever you may end up!

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Hey Everyone.

My Dad and I went to BGT yesterday we rode everything except tiger,everything was running great except for Gwazi's one train operations.Sheikra was awesome as usual we rode in each row once.Crowds were pretty light!

 

Allright I walked through bushes,stood on poles,and risked dropping my camera from 200ft. up to get these pictures! Enjoy!And the pictures go from worst to best so make sure you look at all of them.

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Thanks for Reading!

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On a happier note they are starting to decorate for Christmas!

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R.I.P. Python

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No more double corkscrews

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Only the lift and drop left.

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That rumored kiddie section better be good!

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Here you can see the torn steel.

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They are deffinately not taking it apart gently!

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This is where I snuck through bushes=]

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Poking out from over the wall

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Off Kumba's Bridge

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Poor Python=/

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If you look close you can see Python's train

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They really tore up the area fast!

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these signs and hanging flowers cover the construction wall.

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All that is left of Python sticking out over the trees

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It's funny, you all are so attatched to this thing...must be nostagic or something. When I finally rode it, it was the worst coaster I've been on so far. Oh well, so they're going to move the kids section and put something else there. Hope it's something awesome.

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um thanks pianojohn,Idk if that is considered spamming but I'd rather you not post your pictures in my thread,espeacially ones you have already posted.

 

 

Did anyone notice the land behind python?was that where the ostriches were?

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Did anyone notice the land behind python?was that where the ostriches were?

 

Yes, thats where Busch put the Ostriches at. Along with other animals that are not on display. Maybe these animals can finally be inside the park once the Congo expansion/refurb is done.

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But to post his picture here so more people will see it?His Python thread already has five pages!

 

Anyways where are they keeping the tigers while deconstruction is going on?

 

Thanks Homer,I always found it wierd that they were so out of the way.

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