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Gwazi Closure?

Discussion in 'Busch Gardens Tampa' started by cwgator, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. shiekra38

    shiekra38 Veteran Member

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    There is soooo much they can do with the area from Morocco to Bird Gardens honestly..that area is blah
     
  2. Jon84

    Jon84 Have you tried turning it off and on again? Premium Member

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    Agreed! An awful awful coaster. If it wasn't so rough it could be pretty good!
     
  3. UNIrd

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    I honestly felt like I got karate chopped in the neck by a ninja.
     
  4. Andy

    Andy aka Hatetofly Staff Member Editor

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    Good Riddance
     
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  5. Brian G.

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    Press release about Gwazi's last day:

     
  6. Andy

    Andy aka Hatetofly Staff Member Editor

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    Jim Dean is a great park President and a huge asset to Busch Gardens Tampa. I'd be willing to bet Gwazi will never see another train rattle its way through the course ever again.
     
  7. AK-Jake

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    They should allow the park guests the ability to tear the ride down, one board at a time. For $10, you get to rip a board from Gwazi apart. That would fund the new B&M Giga coaster the park needs. :smiley:

    (No, I'm not serious...our litigious society would never allow that to happen. The first person to get a sliver would sue BGT and walk away with all the money.)

    Good riddance, Gwazi. I hope they build something spectacular in your place in the not-too-distant future.
     
  8. Andy

    Andy aka Hatetofly Staff Member Editor

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    We need new owners, it's just that simple
     
  9. Mad Dog

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    Exactly. Both BGW & Tampa have lots of potential.
     
  10. Andy

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    Indeed they do!
     
  11. shiekra38

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    Couldn't agree more..some of the best coasters around
     
  12. *Q*

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    Fixed.
     
  13. figment1986

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    sadly cause of the guys who didn't fix the black fish problem faster... who knows who would want to buy BGT and BGW... they are two different parks. esp since BGT has animals.
     
  14. Tobias

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    Fully agreed, BGT is a really nice park with one heck of a B&M trifecta. BGW is very nice as well. But when ownership changes twice in about 5 years, that can easily screw up things and unfortunately it shows.

    Sadly it seems the parks don't have the deep pockets that used to support it due to the company it's attached to going public, add in the missteps on handeling the BF propaganda and you got a mess that's affecting a lot of the parks. Case in point, no hyper/giga coaster replacing Gwazi for 2016. Let alone tearing Gwazi down. Not to mention the unfortunate losses in entertaiment and Howl o Scream. This just ain't pretty no matter how you look at it.
     
  15. Octobers Fade

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    Got my final ride, for the second train out this morning, it really wasn't that bad considering it hadn't warmed up.
    I will miss what Gwazi used to be and hope something epic will replace it.
     
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    Sad day man, RIP gwazi, you were awesome from the day you were made to your demise. Here's to a dueling steel coaster gwazi 2.....I can dream can't I?
     
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    I wish I could say I was sad.

    Not so much.
     
  18. UK-Trigg

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    Nor me, not a fun ride IMO. I like my woodies but this thing was brutal, good riddance.

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    So, Gwazi lives, in a Frankenstein monster sort of way....Busch Gardens Williamsburg debuted their new wooden coaster yesterday. InvdR (minor Viking theming) is using Gwazi's trains, lift mechanism and chains.
     
  20. shiekra38

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    It looks like a cool family ride
     
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