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Busch Gardens Tampa | Tigris | Premier SkyRocket II

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by SilverArrow, Apr 6, 2018.

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    Don't expect work on Gwazi for some time tbh.
     
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    My bet would be we will start to see work after Howl-O-Scream has finished using Gwazi's area. This is a big job, regardless of whether or not they use both sides in the conversion they still need to demolish/refurbish a heck of a lot of wood so I would imagine it will be a longer process than the Six Flags conversions.
     
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    The IAAPA Cake shaped like the train for Tigris = better than the ride will be.
    But for real, that cake was delicious
     
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    Was that No Limits 2?
     
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    I don't think there's a thread for the Gwazi remodel so i'll repost this here from the IAAPA thread.

    Plot twist if GCI are remodelling Gwazi instead of RMC. Would be cool. I have a feeling that they might be cheaper than RMCs so that could make sense.
     
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    That could work! They might be referring to the GCI hybrid structure! But didn’t the announcement say something about “rocky”?
     
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    Yeah I remember it being mentioned but who knows. GCI hadn't announced their new product at that point. Would be a nice change although if I had to guess I'd probably still expect it to be an RMC.
     
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    Yes. They said the ride had a ROCKY history and that it was a HYBIRD announcement. They also said that riders would be holding on to their seats. There also IS an RMC Gwazi thread: http://coasterforce.com/forums/threads/busch-gardens-tampa-rmc-gwazi.43044/
     
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    Progressing steadily.



    Still can't believe the park is getting two thrill coasters back to back, it's awesome!
     
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    You could even call it 3 if RMC Gwazi has 2 tracks... but however many it has, the future certainly looks promising for Busch Gardens Tampa!
     
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    Track is here!
     
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    It's nice to see it finally go vertical. Am I right to think that these only take a few weeks to assemble?
     
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    Electric Eel did go up incredibly quickly. I might be making this up but I'm sure I remember hearing that they have to build the station structure around the first few track sections before the taller parts of the ride can start to go up.
     
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    How long do these take to get from beginning of vertical construction to opening generally? I’m going down in February but have absolutely no expectation of it being open yet.
     
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    I would probably guess a March opening.
     
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    I'd say March is much too early for a US park - based off of the past coasters opening May-June, I'd assume it's around the same time.
     
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    I can remember when US parks had their new rides ready to go for opening day. Six flags New England always had their stuff ready in April.
    taking a quick look at rcdb for ride opening days, Busch gGarden Tampa seems to open things in May. Although I wouldn't be shocked if it soft opens in April.
     
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