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What's next for Busch Gardens Tampa??

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

  1. MakoMania

    MakoMania Rookie

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    With the new annual investment system I can see the Sky Rocket II in 2019, a flat ride in 2020 and another coaster by 2021.
     
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    If 2019 really is the skyrocket, then I hope it will be paired with a flatride, as the Tidal Wave plot is big enough, so perhaps a screaming swing, as in BGW.
     
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    I have a feeling that they’ll get a flat in 2020, instead of 2019. It wasn’t in the permits.
     
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    So permits have been filed for the new ride?
     
  5. LintemuthStudios

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    Yep. It’s clear that it’s a Skyrocket.
     
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    What's a Skyrocket?
     
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    Electric Eel at SeaWorld San Diego and Superman at SFDK are also Skyrockets.
     
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    Cool. I've never seen those. They look pretty fun!
     
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    They always get good reviews :)
     
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    Hopefully the good news for SWP&E continues and the additions continue. The company just posted better than expected attendance and revenue numbers and their stock went up again. It sounds like they've turned the corner!
     
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    They’re fun, but way too short and have HORRIBLE capacity. Not a great coaster for a park like Busch Gardens Tampa.
     
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    Could it be a souped version, as in taller, longer etc.? In any case, bad capacity aside, the ride does look great.
     
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    The only addition I would expect is a dual load

    Also, I just realized, we really don't have anything like this in FL at the moment
     
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    I don't think we're getting a dual loading-station, either. Doesn't look like there's any room for it in the permits.
     
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    What permits? Link please
     
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    They are actually really fun, I worked at TEMPESTO it's opening year. Only complaint is the comfort collars we had at BGW, so hopefully they don't need or get them at BGT. The comfort collars are very uncomfy, and I mentioned before when we would do guest service ride in the AM or when we would ride at night after closing some of us would take the comfort collar off and just hold it down, much better experience, especially during the slow inversion part. We even handed out fanny packs at the ride entrance because of the many rules and regulations from Premiere Rides, it was a mess.
    However, they are very fun to ride, as for capacity they wanted between 35-40 train launches an hour. I think we only hit that like very rarely because of the comfort collars, making sure no loose articles (had so many cell phones hit the roof and make people jump) and on some days, we really did have problems, we compared it to being more like a flat than a coaster. Plus, 2 years later they got INVADR, so maybe BGT is doing the same (SkyRocket II, then refurb, then coaster). They are very fun to ride I will admit and I could see it going good for BGT, and maybe they will do dual load, would be a lot easier to achieve capacity.
     
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    With BGW slated to get a Giga-coaster in 2020, it could mean that BGT will get a giga in the near future as well. Both of the Busch Gardens park’s usually get twin coasters: Alpengist/Montu, Sheikra/Gryffin, Cheetah Hunt/Verbolten, Tempesto/Twisted Tiger.

    Hopefully, Gwazi comes down by the end of next year. The RMC hope is gone, it’s not happening. They can build the giga there.
     
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