Discussion in 'Busch Gardens Tampa' started by StarTrekGeek, Sep 19, 2011.
And why not 300, hmm? If you're going to build a drop tower, you might as well make it tall.
Yes they can put it beside there version of darKastle.
What a creative idea! I mean it really has to do with Africa...
Well with darkrides the apparent focus of the parks now what about a highly themed drop tower? I don't see Sandstorm leaving, its a favorite and was just totally refurbed from the ground up what 4 or 5 months ago. If anything Egypt or the Bird Gardens could use some love.
^I agree on the Bird Gardens thought. I've been wondering if they could squeeze a small flat or tower in the open patch where the flamingos are now, right next to the pond. That or, more likely, the open grassy area next to Xcursions. However they do it, adding an attraction to the Bird Gardens (potentially the rumored tower) would mean they wouldn't need to replace one of the few flat rides they have now.
I don't think that it would ever work there. It would be a traffic nightmare and they would have to make room for it by removing something else.
The Rhino Rally area needs the love as well.
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I don't think the bird gardens should have any ride, unless it is in the corner of Gwazi Park, a nice remodel of the bird gardens and show area with some bridges and more water features would be nice.
I would love a drop tower at Busch Gardens!
I've been wanting a free-fall tower at one of the Florida parks for a long time. As much as I like Tower of Terror, I find the free-fall experience to be more thrilling than the "faster than gravity" drop that TOT provides.
I haven't been to Jungala yet but doesn't that have a drop tower already?
Doom's Fear Fall?
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Little itty bitty one thats hidden away, and it's not the same style.
I'm thinking they want a non-launching drop tower.
Doom is fun and I love the airtime at the top, but I'm talking about a tower with a slow ascent and then a long free-fall. It's a completely different experience in my opinion.
Doom is all about the launch upwards.
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I don't mind the drop tower idea, but DO NOT remove The Sandstorm! It is a fun flat ride that is kid-friendly and the only one we have in any of central FL's parks. If The Sandstorm is taken out, then they better bring back The Black Mamba!
In regards to the 200 ft., I believe that's a FAA maximum in FL. SheiKra was initially planned to be taller, but had to be scaled down due to the silly FAA. I could be wrong though. If so, make the damn thing 400 ft tall!
Oh I remember the Black Mamba, they had to keep a hose nearby As far as the FAA Maximum that only applies to parks that are within a certain distance to a major airport, other wise as long as the park puts a large beacon at the top there ok. Most parks in central Florida actually do everything they can to keep it under 200ft to avoid a beacon.
I think if they were to put up a drop tower in Sandstorm's spot, they'd probably relocate it, like they did with BGW's Le Catapult (to make room for Mäch Tower), maybe to Jungala or something (just a guess). I just can't see the park removing Sandstorm.
And count me as one of the people who would love a drop tower!
The 300 ft skycoaster at fun spot is proof that the parks could go over 200ft if they wanted to.
Cough..SeaWorld Observation Tower...Cough.
Tampa International Airport might have something to do with it also, add being near the coast changes a lot of things with codes. Not a 100%, just talking.
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