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absolutely we're gonna be planning a return trip to the Tampa/Orlando parks in 2020.. this just puts icing on the cake.

 

we would have gone back to BGT anyways (we prefer to "base camp" out of Tampa) just for the great rides/park already there.. . tho the Florida version of Tempesto would be fun, like everyone else, more excited for what will happen to Gwazi.

 

what a GREAT announcement to wake up to today.

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I couldn’t be happier. So we get...

 

- A super fun coaster that’s going to replace the second biggest eyesore in the park.

 

- An even more awesome coaster that’s going to replace the biggest eyesore in the park

 

- Most likely some new haunt mazes or reworked haunt mazes to replace Unearthed and Black Spot which is not as exciting but always cool for Howl O Scream fans since there’s not a ton of turnover with the houses.

 

What’s not to love?

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I couldn’t be happier. So we get...

 

- A super fun coaster that’s going to replace the second biggest eyesore in the park.

 

- An even more awesome coaster that’s going to replace the biggest eyesore in the park

 

- Most likely some new haunt mazes or reworked haunt mazes to replace Unearthed and Black Spot which is not as exciting but always cool for Howl O Scream fans since there’s not a ton of turnover with the houses.

 

What’s not to love?

 

Absolutely! I'm definitely making a return trip to BGT in 2020. This announcement kinda makes me jelly that they didn't hint at BGW 2020 plans since it's my home park and all...

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I couldn’t be happier. So we get...

 

- A super fun coaster that’s going to replace the second biggest eyesore in the park.

 

- An even more awesome coaster that’s going to replace the biggest eyesore in the park

 

- Most likely some new haunt mazes or reworked haunt mazes to replace Unearthed and Black Spot which is not as exciting but always cool for Howl O Scream fans since there’s not a ton of turnover with the houses.

 

What’s not to love?

 

Absolutely! I'm definitely making a return trip to BGT in 2020. This announcement kinda makes me jelly that they didn't hint at BGW 2020 plans since it's my home park and all...

 

Maybe for 2020 they'll put in a B&M wing coaster into the old station and call it Drachen's Revenge.

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Super excited for this! Sky Rocket II's are my favorite clone model, so I'm really stoked to have one at my home park. They're fast, intense, and give crazy good airtime in the back. Love the color scheme too.

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.

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I have always felt that Busch Gardens Tampa has one of the best "quality over quantity" coaster line ups in the US if not even the world. There is not a single bad coaster in the mix, and in fact, when they removed Gwazi, even replaced with nothing, it actually IMPROVED the overall quality of their rides.

 

Both of these two rides will be fantastic and when I look at what they will have available....

 

Kumba

Montu

SheiKra

Cheetah Hunt

Scorpion

Cobra's Curse

Tigris

Future RMC

 

That list is looking amazing! Then throw in Falcon's Fury on top of it!

 

I mean, when the WORST roller coaster they have is a totally non-offensive, actually very fun Mack Wild Mouse or the kiddie coaster that is a VERY strong line-up of rides!

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I still can't believe this is actually happening. I always wanted to truly believe Gwazi was going to be RMC'd but I never wanted to fully get my hopes up so I tried to downplay it by expecting it to be demolished. Now that it's all but officially confirmed I cannot WAIT to get back to this park for it. I freakin' love BGT so much.

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Wow, I love the balance of this lineup, where you can go on almost anything and be guaranteed to have at least a really fun ride. I like this kind of mix a lot better than some parks that have 10+ coasters, but in reality there are only two or three rides you actually look forward to. The Sky Rocket II models are selling like hotcakes, and I like the looks of Tigris a lot. Add in the Gwazi tease, which I frankly didn't think had much of a pulse at this point, and this is a great announcement!

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Watching that Tigris announcement and getting details about Gwazi was like watching a marvel movie with an after credits scene you didn’t know about, and actually understanding what it was teasing.

 

I’m really glad that Seaworld is recovering well from the last few years. I think this will be a great addition(s) to the park.

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I'm honestly still completely floored by this announcement.

 

Like, an RMC is coming to my home park.

 

My home park is getting an RMC.

 

This is happening.

 

I'm just gonna keep saying that to myself for the next hour or so.

 

This is happening.

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I have always felt that Busch Gardens Tampa has one of the best "quality over quantity" coaster line ups in the US if not even the world. There is not a single bad coaster in the mix, and in fact, when they removed Gwazi, even replaced with nothing, it actually IMPROVED the overall quality of their rides.

 

Both of these two rides will be fantastic and when I look at what they will have available....

 

Kumba

Montu

SheiKra

Cheetah Hunt

Scorpion

Cobra's Curse

Tigris

Future RMC

 

That list is looking amazing! Then throw in Falcon's Fury on top of it!

 

I mean, when the WORST roller coaster they have is a totally non-offensive, actually very fun Mack Wild Mouse or the kiddie coaster that is a VERY strong line-up of rides!

 

Agreed! If you throw in a couple more pieces, I think that would be enough to keep me from feeling the need to really ever go running around anywhere else in the US for my coaster fix. The big thing that BGT really lacks is anything with tons of floater to mild ejector airtime (I know Cheetah Hunt has a few pops, you kind of float a bit in SheiKra's drops, and I imagine the RMC will bring tons of strong ejector to the party). I would love to see a hyper or giga (a Mako clone would be awesome, but SWPE isn't going to do that to themselves, which is why I'd lean more towards a giga), and a really re-rideable woodie (an InvadR clone would be great, but I'd be happy with anything from an Oscar's Wacky Taxi all the way up to a Mystic Timbers).

 

Regardless, I'm pretty excited about this announcement as BGT is my absolute favorite park as it currently sits, and I'm really happy to see them investing in it after all the recent cuts they've done.

 

EDIT: And while I'm wishing, a dark ride or two would be pretty nice too.

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This might be my favorite announcement of the year, and half of it is for 2020! It became clear as the years have gone by (since it's closure) that Gwazi wasn't being kept around just because it looks neat. Glad to finally get to the bottom of that, and really can't wait to see where they go with it. As for the other (more immediate) half of the announcement, I've been wanting to take a spin on a Sky Rocket II since SFDK debuted their. Glad it's finally in the cards.

 

Still trying to wrap my mind around stumbling off Kumba or Montu and running into an RMC Gwazi.

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