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p. 348 - Iron Gwazi POV!

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Thanks for the fast replies. I'm really hoping its a quite night tomorrow and I get to do all the houses. I guess hillsborough was the only county that did have school I even have school and a football game Friday but I'm dying to get to Howl-O-Scream. Just last few years have been completely unacceptable imo in the amount of people they allow in. How is 2-3 hours per house a fair wait time for paying customers? I could understand missing a house or two but missing 5 really stinks. I'll also take the tip and head to MY X and then clock-wise around the park. Maybe that was my mistake in the past I always went counter-clockwise hitting whatever was in the old skyride station first.

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I think the best way to do Howl-O-Scream is to do the Fright Feast. It's $25. Howl-O-Scream officially starts at 7:30, but the Fright Feast starts at 5:45. You get a pretty good buffet dinner and you see one of the shows. At 7:00, you can access the houses 30 minutes early and you get priority acces until 8:30. I've done the Fright Feast over the past few years. During the early entry time, your group tends to be the only ones in the houses and the Scare-actors will be all over you! Each year that I've done the Fright Feast, I'm able to finish all the houses by 8:30. Then I catch another show, do the rides, or check out a few houses again.

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I think the best way to do Howl-O-Scream is to do the Fright Feast. It's $25. Howl-O-Scream officially starts at 7:30, but the Fright Feast starts at 5:45. You get a pretty good buffet dinner and you see one of the shows. At 7:00, you can access the houses 30 minutes early and you get priority acces until 8:30. I've done the Fright Feast over the past few years. During the early entry time, your group tends to be the only ones in the houses and the Scare-actors will be all over you! Each year that I've done the Fright Feast, I'm able to finish all the houses by 8:30. Then I catch another show, do the rides, or check out a few houses again.

 

 

Agreed.

 

The food is not great but if you work it right you get all the houses done in the priority time. And it is great when there are only a couple of people in the houses right at 7:00

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So following up my Howl-O-Scream trip Thursday (10-21) I had a great time and the amount of people in the park was perfect. They were actually letting people go into the park right when I arrived at 7:10 which was a pleasant surprise. I managed to walk straight into MY X, D.E.D, Taste of Blood, and Trapped in the Walls along with riding Kumba by 8:45ish. After a little break we continued to do Death Row Vengeance this one we had to wait about 15 minutes I guess by this time I was running into the small crowds that turned right when they entered the park, left is definitely the way to go like others have said btw. After that I headed over to Deconstruction which was a bit of a pain to with all the construction and had a small line also (Inside the old Akbars tours building cues I always feel like im a cattle going to slaughter lol). Also managed to ride Montu the lines went a bit slow taking about 35 minutes to get on. Once off Montu I had to fight through the narrow path back over to Night Shade and once again walked right in. All houses done along with Kumba and Montu by 10:30 made me a very happy person. The rest of the night I spent walking around the park and watching Fiends. I ended the night going through D.E.D again due to its proximity next to Fiends, I was actually in the last group to go through it for the day and the five people behind disappeared in the house! Only thing I feel missed I out on was ALONE is was skeptical about the house and never pre-ordered the tickets

My personal house rankings-

1) Death Row Vengeance- Mostly for the fact I've been wanting to get in the house for the last few years and never got in, great special effects and very neat ending

2) Night Shade Toy Factory- Was my favorite last year near the top once again very creepy feel to the house

3) Trapped in the walls- Another house that I've been wanting to get in for awhile, it was pretty neat and some good scares but the whole paranormal investigation theme was lacking

4) Taste of Blood- I was very surprised with this house some unique effects in it especially the one near the ending. It was also neat to see some props from my old favorite the Mortuary returning.

5) D.E.D- Went it it twice a very funny house with some hot chicks making it a must do but it lacking in any real scares

6) Deconstruction- Didn't do anything for me. Kind of annoying with all the noise and overuse of strobes lights still, along with the fact I don't see how plastic blood and guts is scary

7) My X- Personally I found this house very disappointing no scares and it seemed very short.

 

The Scare zones this year were also lacking but the moving hoards kind of made up for it. Overall the whole event was a blast but I do feel that there is still some more work that needs to go into the houses and their scares as a bit seems quite outdated or overused.

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They seem to be high tailin it on the first and second launch areas. Maybe we will see them do a little of the rock work in the trenches before installing track. Cheetah Hunt doesn't look very difficult to build. I remember certain parts of Maverick going up very fast. Looking forward to seeing the Tower come together or as I like to say, the Figure Eight Tophat.

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Hey guys, been a while since I been on TPR (damn near a year), so this is my first time hearing about the new coaster. Sorry if my reactions are a bit late, but wow! I definitely have to reason to visit Busch Gardens again after 3 (or 4?) years. I love that's its pretty lengthy, has 3 launches and I wasn't expecting a heart-line roll when watching the promo vid, but I like. This looks like it will be an AWESOME ride at night! As far as the name they can call it "Unnga Buunga" for all i care and I would still ride it. Also this will be my very first time experiencing an Intamin coaster, period. Being a resident in B&M-ville, Florida, it'll be interesting to finally ride one of these Intamin beasts.

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I might be going here for the first time in a few months, How are the coasters here? I heared that Gwazi is pretty rough and jerky, but what about Kumba, Montu, Scorpion, and, Sheikra. I hear Montu and Sheikra are awesome. Kumba I hear is good, Scorpion ok, Gwazi rough and jerky. What are you're opinions. I'm worried about blacking out on Montu's second loop because it is the size of a Batman or Nemesis loop and I black out on those too. What about Sheikra's Immelmann. Is that a gray out inversion? I went on Griffon and I grayed out a little bit in the immelmann. My main concern is Montu's second loop. How is it. Hows is the first loop. Do you gray out.

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Something just hit me, sorry if it's already been said before. Does anyone else think that it was named Cheetah Hunt because the wild mouse Cheetah Chase is right next door? It would provide some separation between the two rather than just having two totally different cheetah themed rides.

Cool logo, too, by the way! Busch always seems to know what they're doing.

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I might be going here for the first time in a few months, How are the coasters here? I heared that Gwazi is pretty rough and jerky, but what about Kumba, Montu, Scorpion, and, Sheikra. I hear Montu and Sheikra are awesome. Kumba I hear is good, Scorpion ok, Gwazi rough and jerky. What are you're opinions. I'm worried about blacking out on Montu's second loop because it is the size of a Batman or Nemesis loop and I black out on those too. What about Sheikra's Immelmann. Is that a gray out inversion? I went on Griffon and I grayed out a little bit in the immelmann. My main concern is Montu's second loop. How is it. Hows is the first loop. Do you gray out.

 

Gwazi has gotten rough over the years. I was there for the media day opening and it was great. The experience isn't the typical GCII woodie which I love . This ride was pre Millennium Flyer trains. Montu and Sheikra are great . I've had good and bad rides on Kumba. It's really not too bad for it's age. I can't wait for their new ride to open. Another Intamin I'm sure I'll love .

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I might be going here for the first time in a few months, How are the coasters here? I heared that Gwazi is pretty rough and jerky, but what about Kumba, Montu, Scorpion, and, Sheikra. I hear Montu and Sheikra are awesome. Kumba I hear is good, Scorpion ok, Gwazi rough and jerky. What are you're opinions. I'm worried about blacking out on Montu's second loop because it is the size of a Batman or Nemesis loop and I black out on those too. What about Sheikra's Immelmann. Is that a gray out inversion? I went on Griffon and I grayed out a little bit in the immelmann. My main concern is Montu's second loop. How is it. Hows is the first loop. Do you gray out.

 

Gwazi has gotten rough over the years. I was there for the media day opening and it was great. The experience isn't the typical GCII woodie which I love . This ride was pre Millennium Flyer trains. Montu and Sheikra are great . I've had good and bad rides on Kumba. It's really not too bad for it's age. I can't wait for their new ride to open. Another Intamin I'm sure I'll love .

 

 

Awesome! Thanks So Much For The Advice.

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I might be going here for the first time in a few months, How are the coasters here? I heared that Gwazi is pretty rough and jerky, but what about Kumba, Montu, Scorpion, and, Sheikra. I hear Montu and Sheikra are awesome. Kumba I hear is good, Scorpion ok, Gwazi rough and jerky. What are you're opinions. I'm worried about blacking out on Montu's second loop because it is the size of a Batman or Nemesis loop and I black out on those too. What about Sheikra's Immelmann. Is that a gray out inversion? I went on Griffon and I grayed out a little bit in the immelmann. My main concern is Montu's second loop. How is it. Hows is the first loop. Do you gray out.

 

Gwazi has gotten rough over the years. I was there for the media day opening and it was great. The experience isn't the typical GCII woodie which I love . This ride was pre Millennium Flyer trains. Montu and Sheikra are great . I've had good and bad rides on Kumba. It's really not too bad for it's age. I can't wait for their new ride to open. Another Intamin I'm sure I'll love .

 

 

 

 

Montu is great you say. How does it compare to the other Bolliger And Mabillard Inverted Roller Coasters. I have ridden Batman The Ride at Six Flags Great Adventure and that was intense as crazy lol. That thing blacked me out, I'm sure Montu is that crazy, Batman and other smaller more compact inverts like that are always usually a bit more intense. Like Batman The Ride, Flight Deck, Black Mamba, Nemesis, Nemesis Inferno, and I hear even Talon and Dueling Dragons ( Dragon Challenge ) are intense. I have also ridden Great Bear and Alpengeist but that was not that crazy all though I felt that tingling feeling in my feet and the numbing weird ache in my feet from all the forces but nothing like the feeling I got on Batman The Ride. Man that thing was nuts.

 

Montu looks awesome. The second loop might be tight and compact. Is it anything like the loops on Batman. I am talking about Montu's second loop. The first I can handle. The second not so sure.

 

I rode Griffon. Griffon rocked. Next to Intimidator 305 it's my favorite coaster ever. But not so sure about Montu's second loop.

 

Montu's second loop looks intense. Like Batman's. Is it as crazy. Or is it more gentle. I love inverted coasters. But not the crazy ones that make you black out and weird feelings in legs and feet.

 

Griffon's drop is much better then Intimidator 305's in my opinion. Intimidator 305's drop with the trims is a bit weak for me. Griffon I was free float airtime falling the whole way. Deffiantely an awesome sensation on Griffon's first drop. Love the falling free float butterflies-in-your stomach feeling.

 

Is Shei-Kra- the same or is She-Kra- different. Sorry for such a long message. How many times have you ridden these coasters?

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I might be going here for the first time in a few months, How are the coasters here? I heared that Gwazi is pretty rough and jerky, but what about Kumba, Montu, Scorpion, and, Sheikra. I hear Montu and Sheikra are awesome. Kumba I hear is good, Scorpion ok, Gwazi rough and jerky. What are you're opinions. I'm worried about blacking out on Montu's second loop because it is the size of a Batman or Nemesis loop and I black out on those too. What about Sheikra's Immelmann. Is that a gray out inversion? I went on Griffon and I grayed out a little bit in the immelmann. My main concern is Montu's second loop. How is it. Hows is the first loop. Do you gray out.

 

Gwazi has gotten rough over the years. I was there for the media day opening and it was great. The experience isn't the typical GCII woodie which I love . This ride was pre Millennium Flyer trains. Montu and Sheikra are great . I've had good and bad rides on Kumba. It's really not too bad for it's age. I can't wait for their new ride to open. Another Intamin I'm sure I'll love .

 

 

 

 

Montu is great you say. How does it compare to the other Bolliger And Mabillard Inverted Roller Coasters. I have ridden Batman The Ride at Six Flags Great Adventure and that was intense as crazy lol. That thing blacked me out, I'm sure Montu is that crazy, Batman and other smaller more compact inverts like that are always usually a bit more intense. Like Batman The Ride, Flight Deck, Black Mamba, Nemesis, Nemesis Inferno, and I hear even Talon and Dueling Dragons ( Dragon Challenge ) are intense. I have also ridden Great Bear and Alpengeist but that was not that crazy all though I felt that tingling feeling in my feet and the numbing weird ache in my feet from all the forces but nothing like the feeling I got on Batman The Ride. Man that thing was nuts.

 

Montu looks awesome. The second loop might be tight and compact. Is it anything like the loops on Batman. I am talking about Montu's second loop. The first I can handle. The second not so sure.

 

I rode Griffon. Griffon rocked. Next to Intimidator 305 it's my favorite coaster ever. But not so sure about Montu's second loop.

 

Montu's second loop looks intense. Like Batman's. Is it as crazy. Or is it more gentle. I love inverted coasters. But not the crazy ones that make you black out and weird feelings in legs and feet.

 

Griffon's drop is much better then Intimidator 305's in my opinion. Intimidator 305's drop with the trims is a bit weak for me. Griffon I was free float airtime falling the whole way. Deffiantely an awesome sensation on Griffon's first drop. Love the falling free float butterflies-in-your stomach feeling.

 

Is Shei-Kra- the same or is She-Kra- different. Sorry for such a long message. How many times have you ridden these coasters?

 

You're a little overboard on the graying out thing, aren't you?

 

Honestly, the only inversion you'd have to worry about (in all of Busch Gardens) is Montu's batwing, and even then, it shouldn't be that bad. The immelman which you're so concerned about is fine, I don't see why it would be a problem.

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