Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby _koppen » Mon May 19, 2014 1:15 pm

I'd wait for this to have been going for a while to make sure they have it all worked out. Here's a little insider why this ride took a lot longer to open then it should have.

So when it came time for testing, they load it up with dummies and run it. It would run 10 times perfect. Then on the 11th run 3 or 4 dummies would fall out. They go and check everything looks fine. They run it again perfect another 10 times. On the 11th drop, 3 dummies would fall out. So they had to keep taking apart and replacing parts for months delaying the opening because they have no idea why it just suddenly fails and drops dummies out of it.

So they got it working and after lots of testing they decided to open it. Thing is, they never figured out why it was failing randomly. So I am going to wait before I ride it myself.


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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby jedimaster1227 » Tue May 20, 2014 12:15 pm

^It is definitely not open.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby cal1br3tto » Tue May 20, 2014 12:26 pm

It may or may not have been Falcon's Fury (might've been Zumanjaro), but I've seen some irresponsibly worded headlines lately that directly implied a new ride was open when it definitely was not. :|
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby willthegolfer » Tue May 20, 2014 12:47 pm

My favorite line from this article : metro.co.uk/2014/05/20/dont-look-down-ride-that-drops-you-335-feet-headfirst-opens-to-public-4734290/ "A new amusement park that sends riders plummeting 335ft headfirst towards the ground at 60mph has opened in Florida." I didn't know a park could send riders 335 feet into the ground! Sounds like an awesome park!
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby XYZ » Tue May 20, 2014 9:57 pm

willthegolfer wrote:My favorite line from this article : metro.co.uk/2014/05/20/dont-look-down-ride-that-drops-you-335-feet-headfirst-opens-to-public-4734290/ "A new amusement park that sends riders plummeting 335ft headfirst towards the ground at 60mph has opened in Florida." I didn't know a park could send riders 335 feet into the ground! Sounds like an awesome park!


What's wrong with an article saying how tall the attraction is? The article said towards the ground, which means that Falcon's Fury drops in the direction of the ground, not into the ground.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby RyanTPM » Wed May 21, 2014 4:54 am

^The article says 'A new amusement park' rather than amusement park Ride.

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby Cyrbuzz » Wed May 21, 2014 1:30 pm

Does anyone know if Rhino Rally is open yet? My son and I are planning a visit this weekend and he loves Rhino Rally.

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby cfc » Wed May 21, 2014 2:45 pm

I can understand why there's been a delay in opening Falcon's Fury, being as it is a "prototype." As for BGW's Mach Tower, well . . . ;)
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby PeoplemoverMatt » Thu May 22, 2014 1:05 am

Cyrbuzz wrote:Does anyone know if Rhino Rally is open yet? My son and I are planning a visit this weekend and he loves Rhino Rally.



Closed and entrance was construction walled off as of this past Monday.
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