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Robert Niles

Busch Gardens Africa to unveil Sheikra's floorless cars this week

Published: April 22, 2007 at 9:35 PM

On Tuesday, Busch Gardens Africa will unveil to the press its new floorless cars for Sheikra, the park's B&M dive coaster which devuted two years ago.

Sheikra will close on May 28 for the renovations to switch over to the new floorless cars, which will debut on June 16.

The switch will follow the May 17 debut of Griffon, B&M's first floorless dive coaster, at sister park Busch Gardens Europe, in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Replies (5)

Larry Zimmerman

Published: April 23, 2007 at 1:42 PM

Coaster envy - it's a terrible thing, and between sister parks, too! I personally hope to be among the first to ride the floorless would be both personally and professionally satisfying. Imagine looking down from the outside edge...200 feet up with nothing between you and the ground but the echoes of your screams...AAAAGGGHHHHH!
steve lee

Published: April 23, 2007 at 2:21 PM

Is that May 17th date for Griffon confirmed? Previously it was reported as being the following weekend...

I know they're already testing so it will probably soft open soon, but I was trying to be there for the major opening weekend...

Robert Niles

Published: April 23, 2007 at 3:49 PM

That's the date of launch party, for which you can enter the contest to attend via TPI's Griffon page.
Chris Walton

Published: April 25, 2007 at 3:08 PM

Yayyy! The moment BGT fans have been waiting for...
marcus beuro

Published: April 26, 2007 at 10:08 AM

i know i will be a bgt for the opening, it will be a great addition to a great ride.

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