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p. 348 - Iron Gwazi POV!

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I'm hopeful that they do, but I'm totally prepared for a Premier Skyrocket-level investment and not an RMC-level investment.

 

I see both in BGT's future. Future can be more than 1-3 years though.

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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

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

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

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I'd be thrilled with either of them to be honest. Obviously we'd all prefer the RMC but a Skyrocket is a great fit for that park... especially if they replace one of their closed eyesores with it.

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I'd be thrilled with either of them to be honest. Obviously we'd all prefer the RMC but a Skyrocket is a great fit for that park... especially if they replace one of their closed eyesores with it.
I'm hopeful that they do, but I'm totally prepared for a Premier Skyrocket-level investment and not an RMC-level investment.

 

I see both in BGT's future. Future can be more than 1-3 years though.

 

 

I can see a sky rocket here and San Antonio, popular and relatively cheap. This is SEAS's version Six Flags' S&S 4d clones. And in the case of liquidation, easy to move when sold off.

 

I'd love to see a Mack Power Splash at BGT

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I don’t know, the point of the survey location would be much more accurate if they put a nail into the brace beam or write a cross on it with a pencil/marker. I hope it’s not just bird poop.

Or if they draped a rosary on it and sprinkled some holy water.

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BGT is my favorite park I've ever been to. I've been wanting to go since I was 8 and finally got to go in 2016. I've heard about all the rumors, but I'm still trying to keep my hype down because I don't want to be disappointed, but if BGT is really getting an RMC, I'll definitely be down in 2019 to revisit my favorite park.

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A Dueling RMC would probably be the best coaster in the state of Florida. A SkyRocket would be the 5th best coaster at the park. I for one, really hope it's the former and I would be there opening day for a re-imagined Gwazi!

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I don't think it'd even need to be dueling RMCs. Just make it one GOOD one.....add some other stuff in the plot of land and you've got yourself a new, fresh area that will draw a ton of people!

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A Dueling RMC would probably be the best coaster in the state of Florida. A SkyRocket would be the 5th best coaster at the park. I for one, really hope it's the former and I would be there opening day for a re-imagined Gwazi!

 

The dueling RMC can make up for the loss of the Dueling B&M

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I can see a scenario where they build one coaster utilizing sections of both existing layout structures and demo the unused portions for future expansions.

 

I can also see a scenario where they just demo the whole thing, we shall see.

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A Dueling RMC would probably be the best coaster in the state of Florida. A SkyRocket would be the 5th best coaster at the park. I for one, really hope it's the former and I would be there opening day for a re-imagined Gwazi!

 

The dueling RMC can make up for the loss of the Dueling B&M

 

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Look at how massive the size of Gwazi is. I am still of the firm belief that if they knock it down that is enough land not only for a new hamlet, but a new coaster to anchor it as well.

 

Even if they do RMC it, I highly doubt it will be dueling. There is enough there for one coaster as well as more attractions as stated above.

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I secretly want them to give the ghost rider treatment to one side and the RMC treatment to the other. Highly unlikely, but a man can dream

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^ The only time I got to ride Gwazi was in 2003, so I was fortunate enough to not only get to experience both sides but before it apparently become horribly rough.

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Most sources close to the park say it will be a Skyrocket II, and it makes sense considering the success of Tempesto and soon to be Electric Eel.

 

Any word on who the “many sources” are?

 

I heard the Dip & Dots guy is out of town on Holiday.

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It seems like the thing that really got the rumor mill spinning was that blog post by Touring Central Florida where they said that. Most of the sources that are saying it seem to be saying it because of that one blog post made by someone who openly said that they were just speculating and openly skeptical of their sources. People sort of ignored that part though and now since everyone got this rumor from the same place it seems like "multiple sources" are saying the same thing.

 

Honestly, what they're saying is a perfectly reasonable and believable guess, but I'm pretty sure that's all it is at this point.

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Most sources close to the park say it will be a Skyrocket II, and it makes sense considering the success of Tempesto and soon to be Electric Eel.

 

Any word on who the “many sources” are?

 

I heard the Dip & Dots guy is out of town on Holiday.

 

It was his cousin the funnel cake guy.

 

I'm surprised that no one is talking about the major media event happening on the 30th (Monday). "Thrills are on tap"? What is that supposed to mean?

 

I bet it is beer related.

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Like I said earlier, while I do think that Touring Central Florida is essentially guessing when they suggest that a Tempesto clone is going in that spot it also seems like an entirely reasonable guess and I'm now in the boat where I have pretty much the same guess after seeing this.

 

That said, it's far from confirmed. They could simply be removing the ride because it's an eyesore and leaving the buildings and queue house for the "Black Spot" haunt maze which is probably already set up inside.

 

Regardless of the outcome, the fact that they're removing Tidal Wave is good news.

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http://touringcentralflorida.com/2018/04/25/permit-filed-demolition-busch-gardens-tampa/

 

Permits have been filed to remove Tidal Wave from the property. Interesting thing to note, the permits say that only the ride path (structure, footers, etc) will be demolished. All trees and buildings stay.

 

What in the world is BGT doing?

Skyrocket II confirmed.

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