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What's next for Busch Gardens Tampa??

Discussion in 'Busch Gardens Tampa' started by Andy, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. tideblue

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    Really think the whole company is past the point where one coaster is going to give them the attendance increase they want.
     
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  2. Speed

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    Resort for sure looks like it’s happening somewhere in the next 5 years
     
  3. shiekra38

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    Depends on the coaster
     
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    On an unrelated note, was anything else ever revealed about Sand Serpent being enclosed for 2018?
     
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    I would've think that if we were to hear of Sand Serpent being enclosed, we would've heard of it a few months back.

    I wouldn't be surprised if it's canceled, or delayed for 2019.
     
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    Probably canceled...It's a very strange idea to say the least
     
  7. Speed

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    Goodness, BGT is just flowing with abandoned attractions.
     
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    With nothing visibly coming to replace anything.
     
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    It might end up looking like Six Flags New Orleans.:( ;)
     
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  11. Speed

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    It’s sad that BGT gets the short end of the stick. Nowhere else in the chain are attractions being left SBNO. BGT is at 7 now.
     
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    Sad to hear and it's ironic that the company that's doing the worse economically, happens to be the best company on roller coaster and counter service food over ANY other theme park company in FL. Oh! best annual passes above the rest.
     
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    With the amount of SBNO attractions you'd think you were at a Merlin park!

    Strange since investment elsewhere in the company is doing so well.
     
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    Disgusting.

    Busch was one of my favorite parks down here...and in the past five years or so it has really gotten the shaft.
     
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    My family used to own passes every year, we would constantly go...Now it just seems a shell of its former self...I hate to see it that way...Now I only go for Howl-O-Scream
     
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    It's just a temporary cost cutting measure during one of the slowest times of year. I see it reopening for Spring Break or by Memorial Day if not.

    I will say they do need to so something about making the area more "visible". To those of us who have been going for a long time or regularly, we know what's back there. However to new visitors it's kind of obscure as to what's back there. Even as a pass member since 2007, I never knew there were Gibbons and other animal exhibits back there until 2012 (Jungala opened Spring 2008). Since I'm not in the target age group for the 3 attractions back there (Tree Top Trails, Wild Surge & Jungle Flyers), I just never noticed before. For new visitors they may not even know Wild Surge is there unless it's launched up to the top while walking by. Otherwise it just looks like some thematic element.

    While on the subject of Jungala, I wish they'd re-open the path between Congo & Stanleyville that bypasses Jungala. For me the only thing that really draws me to Jungala is the tigers (my fav wild animal). Once it starts getting dark, I have no need really to walk through there other than passing through. I'm sure I'm not the only person who misses that pathway, even though I understand they closed it off to get more traffic through Jungala.
     
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    Looks like BGT is going to take a hit while SWO builds itself up to a respectable regional type park.
     
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    Jungala is a great area, and while this may be temporary, it's still a sad sign of the state of things.
    They've left Gwazi to rot, with nothing in the works currently to replace it. They closed Tidal Wave with nothing in the works to replace it. They closed off Curiosity Caverns where the bats and snakes and stuff were(I loved that area!). They still haven't replaced the old Akbar's Adventure Tours building with anything. They tore down the old pets theater and now it's just an empty field. They had plans to enclose Sand Serpent, but even that got cancelled.

    The park used to be one of the best theme parks, and now it's lost so much of its charm and extra things that made it a full day+ park.
     
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    Sounds like BGW. They gutted entertainment, which used to be great, and discontinued anything of interest that wasn't a coaster. I don't go there anymore.....Do we detect a trend with this company, namely downward? :(
     
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    OH so we don't think it's a coaster......IT IS
     
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