PythonGone???Busch Gardens Tampa: BGT Python to see the wrecking ball
From Don HubertPython at BGT Gone?
Posted September 21, 2006 at 8:26 AM
It may be sentimental but no one rides it anymore.
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From Erik YatesIts not confirmed, in fact this story has been running on screamscape for quite some time. Though it means one less coaster, it doesnt mean that it will be making room for a new one....in fact they say that it will be making room for not only a new Tiger habitat, but also a new Sesame Street kids area.
Posted September 21, 2006 at 9:17 AM
From Pete BrechtIn general, I hate to see any coaster get the axe, but Python really is one of the lamest coasters I've ever been on. As long as they put something good in its place, fire away.
Posted September 22, 2006 at 6:21 AM
From Chris WaltonGood bye and good riddance.
Posted September 22, 2006 at 6:03 PM
From AJ ThomasIt is true compared to post modern roller coasters of today the Python was anything but thrilling. However it was my first roller coaster ride as I am sure it was for many others growing up in central Florida. It did have a bit of nostalgic persona. It will go down as much of Congo. Does anyone remember the Swinging Vines or the Monstrous Mamba? In any event it will be missed. It was nice to walk right on and re-ride the Python when lines everywhere else were backed up.
Posted January 22, 2007 at 8:30 PM
From Eric MaloneIt was a long time coming. I loved riding the Python, but it just doesn't serve the same amount of thrills as modern coasters present. It'll be replaced by something better, we can only hope.
Posted January 24, 2007 at 9:24 AM
From Adrienne McDonaldAnyone know what happened to it? Was it moved to somewhere else? Is there another coaster like it so I can enjoy the 'clone'? Just curious.
Posted January 25, 2007 at 10:29 PM
From vaughan crittendensorry but that coaster was completly torn apart by blow torches never to be ridden again.
Posted January 29, 2007 at 8:32 PM
From Adrienne McDonaldWell, is there a clone?
Posted January 30, 2007 at 11:27 PM
From vaughan crittendenno there isnt a clone
Posted February 2, 2007 at 5:52 PM
From Adrienne McDonaldOk thanx for letting me know. :(
Posted February 22, 2007 at 11:27 AM
From Danielle HActually, isn't the Cork Screw ride at BGE like a clone of the Python? (never been there, but I've read this)
Posted September 8, 2007 at 12:04 PM
From Tyler W.No, Corkscrew Hill isn't even a roller coaster, it's a simulation ride.
Posted September 8, 2007 at 12:51 PM
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