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

Postby SharkTums » Thu May 29, 2014 6:08 am

FYI - Remember, this may not be all on Intamin. There are lots of factors with this new ride.

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

Postby cfc » Thu May 29, 2014 6:42 am

robbalvey wrote:Just got an update from Busch Gardens about Falcon's Fury:

Busch Gardens’ new thrill ride Falcon’s Fury includes first-of-its kind design elements, systems and parts. Due to a delay in the fabrication of key component parts, neither the manufacturer nor Busch Gardens are able to complete the lengthy testing processes needed to open the ride to the public. The safety of our guests and team members remains Busch Gardens’ top priority and none of these delays involve safety systems. The ride has been safely operated in the initial stages of the testing process, and all other elements of the park’s newest re-imagined land Pantopia are now open to guests. Busch Gardens will provide updates on the ride opening as events warrant. We are committed to delivering world-class thrills and the best possible ride experience, and we look forward to the launch of Falcon’s Fury, North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower, later this summer.


I realize this is disappointing for some because they really want the ride to be open, and trust me, no one wants the ride open more than Busch Gardens! But when you're building a ride that's never been done before, things can just take a bit more time. Personally, I'd rather them take the extra time to get everything working correctly and have it 100% ready for guests than rush to get it open and fall short of the initial expectations.

I'm sure the end result will be worth the wait!

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Exactly. And at least you're not waiting for them to open Mach Tower. ;)

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

Postby Her0ofLime » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:11 am

So, i' going to Busch Gardens in late June/early July, and i've been wondering, exactly how bad is Gwazi?
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby SharkTums » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:15 am

Bad.

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

Postby coastercoaster5 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:23 am

Well considering that my phone was frozen before going on Gwazi, and Gwazi shook it up enough to fix it, so there you go. It was ROUGH.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby Cyrbuzz » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:40 am

Gwazi rough? Try riding on a vehicle with square wheels on a pot hole laden road with gravel. Yep, that pretty much sums it up.

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

Postby cwgator » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:31 am

Of all the coasters I've ever ridden (not that my count is anywhere near many on this site...lol); it is the LAST coaster I would willingly ride again. I would rather marathon an SLC or Togo Standup for 12 hours than endure another ride on Gwazi. It was great for a short time after adding the MF trains. Now it's worse than it was before they added them.

Don't let what I said detour you from riding. It may be your one and only chance to ride it since it may not be around much longer. I'd say get the credit....lol
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby rcjp » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:42 am

coastercoaster5 wrote:Well considering that my phone was frozen before going on Gwazi, and Gwazi shook it up enough to fix it, so there you go. It was ROUGH.

Well, at least that means it isn't completely useless :lol:
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby glouthan » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:13 pm

Wow! Could there be some other uses for rough coasters?
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby coastercoaster5 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:38 pm

^Yep. Keeps some crowd off the other BETTER rides!
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