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PythonGone???

Busch Gardens Tampa: BGT Python to see the wrecking ball

From Don Hubert
Posted September 21, 2006 at 8:26 AM
Python at BGT Gone?
http://www.sptimes.com/2006/09/19/Business/Classic_coaster_doomed.shtml
It may be sentimental but no one rides it anymore.


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From Erik Yates
Posted September 21, 2006 at 9:17 AM
Its 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.

From Pete Brecht
Posted September 22, 2006 at 6:21 AM
In 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.

From Chris Walton
Posted September 22, 2006 at 6:03 PM
Good bye and good riddance.

From AJ Thomas
Posted January 22, 2007 at 8:30 PM
It 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.

From Eric Malone
Posted January 24, 2007 at 9:24 AM
It 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.

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted January 25, 2007 at 10:29 PM
Anyone 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.

From vaughan crittenden
Posted January 29, 2007 at 8:32 PM
sorry but that coaster was completly torn apart by blow torches never to be ridden again.

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted January 30, 2007 at 11:27 PM
Well, is there a clone?

From vaughan crittenden
Posted February 2, 2007 at 5:52 PM
no there isnt a clone

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted February 22, 2007 at 11:27 AM
Ok thanx for letting me know. :(

From Danielle H
Posted September 8, 2007 at 12:04 PM
Actually, isn't the Cork Screw ride at BGE like a clone of the Python? (never been there, but I've read this)

From Tyler W.
Posted September 8, 2007 at 12:51 PM
No, Corkscrew Hill isn't even a roller coaster, it's a simulation ride.

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