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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:04 am

I don't quite think that rumored March 14 date is happening. :lol:

I can't wait to start seeing test footage of this ride.
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Postby boldikus » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:15 am

I think we'll see testing pretty soon. When they had the media event last month someone (maybe Robb?) posted footage inside the station and trains were on track, electric was hooked up, etc. Hopefully that means they'll roll trains soon.

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Postby coasternut79 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:42 am

boldikus wrote:I think we'll see testing pretty soon. When they had the media event last month someone (maybe Robb?) posted footage inside the station and trains were on track, electric was hooked up, etc. Hopefully that means they'll roll trains soon.
I agree but will say it seems that wooden and hybrid coasters are not just finished when the last piece of track goes in like with most steel coasters. I've seen a lot of pics lately of workers up in the different structures of the ride adding support bracing, tightening bolts, etc. that takes some extra time. Hopefully testing gets going in a week or so. Can't wait to see what this thing looks like in action!

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby A.J. » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:59 am

Sounds like Rocky Mountain wants to take extra steps to ensure that Iron Gwazi doesn't turn into... Gwazi.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby coasterbill » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:27 am

The ride is testing.

... that's actually unreal

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby boldikus » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:32 am

Hopefully someone will share video soon.

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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:33 am

coasterbill wrote:The ride is testing.

... that's actually unreal


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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby sixFLAGSman! » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:39 am

Iron Gwazi just completed a test run, less than a day after the last piece of track was placed.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby coasterbill » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:39 am

^^While I would have also said that there's no way they started testing today so clearly... what do I know?, I feel like there's still no way they open a ride after 5 days of testing.

sixFLAGSman! wrote:Iron Gwazi just completed a test run, less than a day after the last piece of track was placed.

I just watched that guy's Instagram story and saw the video and I just wanted to pause and offer my condolences to the victims of the magnitude 11 earthquake that evidently hit the Tampa metro area at the time of filming.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT Discussion Thread)

Postby B&MIntaminGCI » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:46 am

I cannot wait for May....

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