Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby CarolinaJay » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:58 am

To keep in line with their African inspired names, such as Montu, Sheikra, Kumba, etc., a better name would have been Twisted Mamba since Mamba in Swahili means crocodile and their theming this after a crocodile. There's no sense in naming it Iron Gwazi (NOT saying I don't like the name because I do) when it's being themed after a crocodile and Gwazi was themed around being a hybrid of a tiger/lion creature haha but, I do love that they're paying homage to the original coaster by keeping it's original name, nonetheless. I'm totally digging what we could see of the trains and the logo looks awesome, too! That purple track with the green trains is going to be a sick contrast. This is gonna be a HUGE hitter for BGT! It looks bad ass for sure. I'll definitely be making my way down there next year!
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Postby Satans Hockey » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:58 am

I really like the logo, this ride looks so awesome. Florida 2020 is absolutely crazy with all this new rides coming next year. I really think I'll end up going to Florida way more now, I already love the parks down there but finally have more time to actually get down there more often.
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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:00 am

Lemur wrote:God, that name is horrible. Either come up with something new or just leave it as Gwazi.


Yeah, hate to break it to you.... But Iron Gwazi is awesome!!
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Postby PKI Jizzman » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:01 am

The lead car looks like it'll be really cool! I love the track color, the details we've been given, and am really excited about what they're doing with this project.
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Postby SharkTums » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:02 am

Spoiler alert - I swear Sarah and I found the reptile inspiration for the lead car at Sea World today!!! :b :br :b
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Right!?!? I feel like it’s very similar. Found it over by the Infinity Falls area.

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Postby heatherrrrz » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:03 am

This looks like one of the most interesting RMC conversions, that drop looks crazy

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby Ed Farmer » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:12 am

As if another reason was needed to return to this fantastic park. Glad to see something finally come of Gwazi- it felt inevitable- and really looking forward to yet another giant RMC!
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:16 am

This park needed an air-time machine and now it's officially announced. I can't wait!

As for the name, it 100% makes sense to put something like Iron in the name. We know these hybrids are steel coasters, but to most they look like wood coasters from a distance. And considering old Gwazi's reputation, you want to hammer home that it's steel.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby Hilltopper39 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:32 am

48" height restriction is great, glad to see something else in the park under the B&M's. I can't wait to take my kids next year for the first time!

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby boldikus » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:40 am

I can't believe there's gonna be a giant kickass RMC at the same park as Cheetah Hunt, Kumba, Montu, Falcons Fury and Sheikra.

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