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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Discussion in 'Other U.S. Theme Parks' started by WAJAS98, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. WAJAS98

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    A new thread dedicated to the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida.
    They've just announced a new water flume ride, which begs the question: How will this effect Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in the long run? Will the zoo add more rides in the future?
     
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    They already have a log flume, bit odd. Nice to see them doing well and expanding their offerings!
     
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    They are right next to the river...
     
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    When I saw that art today I honestly wondered if that was a parody account.
     
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    Hey, it's sponsored by pinch-a-penny.
     
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    We'll see when they add a coaster I guess
     
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    Apparently they are removing the existing flume to put this ride in. Didn't even know they had a flume...
     
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    I never rode but I saw it. Seemed like a kids water ride mostly and pretty popular but those kids were soaked!
     
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    The old log flume is already gone. I was there Tuesday and very upset that it was completely demoed. They are moving fast on this new ride.
     
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    They have a coaster already...albeit a small one.
     
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    The log flume I don't believe operated at all this year. It was closed when I went for the first time in March and I believe they were already dismantling it by the time I went back in July. I read several comments on their Facebook page about it not being open for some time before that.

    The coaster there (Tasmania Terror) came from Wild Adventures in 2008. It's a Wisdom Rides Dragon Wagon with Single Spiral. It's awfully rough for a kiddie coaster. It was killing my back. I only rode it for the credit in July. It was a slow day at the park (mostly school camp groups) and the children on the ride wanted to keep going around...and around. After the 3rd time I had to get off. The kids that stayed on went around a few more times. Just bumpity, bump, bump, bump...lol
     
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    The log flume was little more than a standard chute-the-shoots ride (log leaves station, goes up lift, goes down drop, returns to station). I wouldn't imagine this new ride will break much more ground, so Busch shouldn't have anything to worry about.
     

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