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

Postby bert425 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:35 pm

larrygator wrote:
thrillseeker4552 wrote:On the topic of Tigris...

I'm really happy to see this ride come to the park. I like the Sky Rocket II coasters more than most (granted, I like them even more without the "comfort" collars), but nonetheless they are smooth, intense coasters that also have a surprisingly not-totally-horrible capacity. BGT locals/fans are really getting spoiled with this and RMC Gwazi next year.


They are horrible capacity wise. That is a fact. The lines don't get too long, because the ride is not universally loved.


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I thought Tempesto was "not awful" then 2nd time I got to BGW. . but must admit I only rode it once, while riding other coasters in the park (other than Alpengeist which was also 1 and done) multiple, multiple times.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby BlahBlahson » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:20 am

I think it will be really easy to hit this new coaster in the first hour it's open with a short wait. It's a long, long way from the park entrance, and will be almost invisible from the parking lot or main gate. I would imagine on busy days the line though the line will get longer than Sheikra and Cheetah Hunt in the middle of the day due to poor capacity and new-ness.

I do wish that this was a Crazanity-Style Giant Discovery, and any extra money saved would be spent to extend RMC Gwazi's layout. But having the biggest and best coasters by far will certainly help Busch Gardens establish a bigger presence in the FL Market.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:06 pm

For the record, not that it matters, but there are 16 RMCs that have opened to the public, not 20. Six Flags has 56.25% of the RMCs. That's majority. Again, not that it matters or anybody cares.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby boldikus » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:37 pm

Too Fast For Comfort wrote:Six Flags has 56.25% of the RMCs.

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

Postby CoasterAuditor » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:07 pm

I'm very glad I am now aware that Six Flags has 56.25% of the total RMCs :lol:
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:26 pm

larrygator wrote:
thrillseeker4552 wrote:On the topic of Tigris...

I'm really happy to see this ride come to the park. I like the Sky Rocket II coasters more than most (granted, I like them even more without the "comfort" collars), but nonetheless they are smooth, intense coasters that also have a surprisingly not-totally-horrible capacity. BGT locals/fans are really getting spoiled with this and RMC Gwazi next year.


They are horrible capacity wise. That is a fact. The lines don't get too long, because the ride is not universally loved.


Don't get me wrong, they are by no means "good capacity." I was just speaking from my experiences with Superman and Electric Eel, both of which kept the line moving quite well with good operations (particularly Superman). I wish I recorded it, because that crew was sending out trains every 30-40 seconds.

But you're right, even with the world's fastest ride operators, the ride will never have a high throughput. The lines for both coasters just exceeded my expectations for how fast they were moving relative to what people describe.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:05 pm

I'm so glad I came into the Busch Gardens Tampa thread for that enlightening discussion of Six Flags. :roll:

Tigris is looking good! I still have yet to ride one of those Sky Rockets (why are they all on the coasts?), but I'm enjoying seeing the progress.
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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (BGT BGA Discussion Thread)

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:35 pm

CoasterAuditor wrote:I'm very glad I am now aware that Six Flags has 56.25% of the total RMCs :lol:


Same.

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

Postby jlp94 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:23 pm

I assume it won't be open in March 2019 when I visit?





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