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RMC Gwazi 2020 Project

Discussion in 'Busch Gardens Tampa' started by Brian G., Mar 1, 2019.

  1. highkite

    highkite Newcomer

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    Many many years ago there was a swing ride (yo yo) in either stanleyville or timbuktu
    The name was The Swinging Vines
     
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    Actually it was an Intamin Flying Dutchman, and it was in Congo (now Jungala):

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    I've ridden FF numerous times with my sunglasses. I had a strap on them however. There should be no issues wearing glasses on FF...and definitely on "RMC Gwazi" as long as you have a glasses strap. I've ridden 3 of the RMC conversions (Steel Vengeance, Storm Chaser & Twisted Cyclone) and wore my shades with a strap...no problems. Those rides even have signs saying a strap must be worn in order to ride with glasses. I'm sure BGT will have the same policy.
     
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    no one told me how their day was :(
     
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    I have never had an issue at any of the parks with glasses/sunglasses in regards to coasters- even without a strap. They never say anything, and I've been going for almost two decades at this point. It just struck me as odd that Falcon's Fury has a more stringent policy despite being much less intense in terms of motion. BG themselves say it's a manufacturer recommendation, so I guess there's no arguing that. I don't care about the ride enough to buy a strap just to ride it.

    That said, I'd be very surprised if they say anything to glasses wearers on Gwazi. I haven't ridden an RMC, but I have ridden basically every major coaster type without issues or being told to take them off. I would not expect that to change.
     
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    I am 99% sure those are life hill spine pieces. Correct me if i’m wrong, though.

    Taken from Midway’s vid
     

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    All 3 RMC's I've been on (all 3 at different park chains/companies) have signs posted that a strap is required. It will be the same for this ride as well. Also for Tigris, a strap is required. I've witnessed it personally by ride attendants making them take their glasses off if there was no strap.
     
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    Honestly the worst thing about RMC Gwazi is going to be the tremendous wait times. Gwazi is the first thing you see when you enter the park, so i can only imagine how many people will flock there first
     
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    So theyre building the barrel roll drop first and then will build some kind of lift structure on top of that. Cool.
     
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    What about a Wildebeest for the theme? It makes sense. They’re commonly found in the morocco/central africa area, they’re big and aggressive, and they look cool
     
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    The only reliable rumor I keep hearing is reptile themed...like a crocodile....a saltwater crocodile.
     
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    This needs a Love emoji or an OMG face emoji.
    So awesome and looking good thank you @AlexanderMBush
    Plus the pic with the blue and the clouds make it stand out BEAUTIFUL
     
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    that looks like such an awkward transition
     
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    Delete, didn't look at post thouroughly
     
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    It’s giving me Lightning Rod last turn vibes. Looks great!
     
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    RMC's rarely have awkward transitions, no worries. They look that way, because of the framework and such and how twisty everything is compared to a traditional woodie, but these transitions are crazy, crazy smooth. Also fast and thrilling. Nothing at all to worry about, even just looking at the bare bones of it in that picture. I'm excited for everyone in FL finally having an RMC is their backyard (we're lucky to have Outlaw Run in ours, lol). They're on an entirely different level. (Fun fact - the middle section of the train is the scariest place to ride through the inversions--the car always feels like it's going to come off the track right in the middle of a roll, which is great fun, unless you are terrified of coasters, in which case you will be like my husband and flat-out refuse to ride ever again :lol:)

    If you're still curious/concerned about how these trains move through these crazy-looking elements (which look neck-snapping from the ground), take a look at their newest RMC "Untamed" over at Walibi Holland in the park's POV video below. It looks glorious. :grin: RMC Gwazi is going to be amazing--and wild in the best ways. ;) Definitely going to be heading over the Busch Gardens the next time we're at UOR--gotta ride allllll the RMCs!

     
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    yeah i know but it was just from that angle. i was expecting it to be a curved, swooping turn. i didn’t know it’ll straighten out at the bottom
     

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