Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

P. 372: Serengeti Flyer swing ride announced!

Recommended Posts

I rode Gwazi for the first time in September and I'm not surprised one bit to see the ride closing. It was terrible and one ride was more than enough. If they tear it down they will have a huge space of land to expand the park into.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good bye! I'm wondering what will become of that huge part of land in the middle of the park. It could pit an entire themed land in there, something like Curse of the DarKastle would be great! And prehaps they could fit in something like the smaller Gravity Group Woodie's(Wooden Warrior/Twister) in there too

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not surprised by this, nor disappointed.

 

BG is known for great coasters and this is certainly the worst of the lot - at either park. While not the most painful coaster I have ever been on, I remember it to be boring...kinda slow & shuffling with no airtime to speak of.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^It would be cool if BGT built a "DarkKastle" type ride themed to an Egyptian tomb and used the old King Tut's Tomb walk-through attraction as the queue. But it may not be practical.

 

Holy hell that would be awesome! Still, if the reason they aren't tearing Gwazi out is financial, I'm not holding my breath for a $50 million + replacement either :/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^It would be cool if BGT built a "DarkKastle" type ride themed to an Egyptian tomb and used the old King Tut's Tomb walk-through attraction as the queue. But it may not be practical.

 

Holy hell that would be awesome! Still, if the reason they aren't tearing Gwazi out is financial, I'm not holding my breath for a $50 million + replacement either :/

 

 

The latest rumor I heard was a Mack Spinning Coaster like Sierra Sidewinder, Which would probably fit better in SeaWorld but that's me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^Concept Art for Cheetah Hunt (found in the ride's exit a few years ago) indicates that spinning trains were definitely considered... Or that at least Euro-Mir's drop from the tower was an inspiration for the Windcatcher Tower.

image.jpg.e6bdc4700a56e321af563cfcbcaee8d6.jpg

image.jpg.8c399716ff01de378304b5f0cf2559cf.jpg

image.jpg.122c3fe4b2f65f80f02b713c7c5472ee.jpg

Edited by jedimaster1227
Link to comment
Share on other sites

^Concept Art for Cheetah Hunt (found in the ride's exit a few years ago) indicates that spinning trains were definitely considered... Or that at least Euro-Mir's drop from the tower was an inspiration for the Windcatcher Tower.

 

I'm quite happy that they didn't go with spinning trains.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^Concept Art for Cheetah Hunt (found in the ride's exit a few years ago) indicates that spinning trains were definitely considered... Or that at least Euro-Mir's drop from the tower was an inspiration for the Windcatcher Tower.

Seeing that make's me realise that the tower on cheetah hunt would be more fitting on a spinning coaster, more so than it is now.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I got an idea for what Busch Gardens Tampa should put in where Gwazi was, a Gerstlauer spinning coaster!

 

Man, you really like those coasters, don't you?

 

As for a Gwazi replacement, I vote for anything Intamin. BGT has the best B&M line-up ever, and a newer B&M would be overshadowed by the awesome old-school B&M goodness the park already has to offer.

 

I know this is constantly used to joke around, but I legitimately think an AquaTrax would be a nice addition with some cool theming.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We now have Gwazi fanboys

 

Nothing wrong with people liking a coaster.

 

I'm planning on going to BGT in March so it sucks I can't ride Gwazi. I have never been on it and I was looking forward to it. I hope RMC gets their hands on Gwazi because I think they can turn it into a world class ride. Fingers crossed.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I rode both sides a bunch in 1999 when it opened, rode the one open side the first year they got the Millennium Flyers as a courtesy and and will be back just in time to try it again before it closes. Total fluke I guess. I don't remember Gwazi being anything memorable or particularly bad. Montu memories must have suppressed Gwazi lol.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It would be amazing if Gwazi got the RMC treatment. However, I do not exactly see that happening in this park.

 

Though, the Busch/Seaworld chain has been full of surprised the past few years. For nearly two decades, this park chain bought almost all their big coasters from B&M. Excluding Steel Eel, every coaster that was built in the 90's and 00's in one of their parks is either a B&M, or a coaster type that B&M does not make (water coasters, wood coasters, etc.) Then, between 2010 and 2012, the chain bought three different launch coasters from three different companies. They further surprised us with the construction of a Premier Skyloop. So, maybe they could surprise us again with an RMC Gwazi?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/