Gwazi: Your Thoughts?

Busch Gardens Tampa: What do you think these Dueling Woodies?

From Andrew Holden
Posted May 14, 2010 at 8:32 AM
These dueling coasters opened at BGT in 2005 and are often noted as being very rough. Let me know what you think about this woodie.

Personally, I think that while they are rough, they are also a lot of fun. The jerkiness just lends to the out of control aspect. I mean, that's what a woodie is supposed to feel like, right?

From Pyra Dong
Posted May 14, 2010 at 9:49 AM
oh yea... VERY ROUGH! Although roughness makes it fun, I have to admit-- it can be a little too much. I've ridden it three times in a row... and suffered the next day from pains and total dizziness (I blame Gwazi b/c that's the only roller coaster I rode that day)

I know it's supposed to be a "dueling" coaster... but most of the times I've ridden it, the staff doesn't seem to start the two coasters at the same time... so it's not really dueling anymore.

From David L.
Posted May 19, 2010 at 11:33 AM
I rode it once back in 2006 or 05 and really enjoyed it. I just pulled my self forwards so my back doesn't touch the rest and it was fine.

From luis gonzalez
Posted May 19, 2010 at 1:41 PM
if u think gwazi is rough, you need to go on the georgia cyclone. that damn ride nearly broke my back when i was 23.


From Andrew Holden
Posted May 19, 2010 at 3:00 PM
I guess I just have a thing for rough coasters cause I loved Georgia Cyclone! I am also quite affectionate towards Gwazi, my very first woodie.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted May 19, 2010 at 5:23 PM

I guess I'm a fellow masochist when it comes to woodies, but that's decreasing a bit as I age! There was a time when Mean Streak at CP and GASM at SF Great Adventure were my favorite wood and steel, respectively. Son of Beast was my favorite overall for some years. Now, I have a lot more "ouch" moments than I used to.

On topic, I had a half dozen Gwazi circuits on my sole visit in '08. Only one side was running..Tiger, I think. I found it a pretty fun ride, and not terribly rough.

From Joshua Counsil
Posted May 19, 2010 at 8:29 PM
It's rough, but rough things can be great.

Innuendos, what up?!

From Brandon Grayson
Posted May 20, 2010 at 3:14 PM
I rode it a couple years ago, and from what I remember, it was pretty awesome! And I don't remember it being that rough as everyone's saying it is.

From Andrew Holden
Posted May 20, 2010 at 6:42 PM
It always seems like when a side is closed, it is Lion. Whatup with that?

From Marco Trevino
Posted May 21, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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From Kevin ....
Posted May 22, 2010 at 9:44 PM
Gwazi opened back in 1999, not 2005.

I do think Gwazi needs some serious re-tracking... not that half-done work they did last year.

From kevin BRYDEBELL
Posted June 25, 2010 at 10:36 PM
first post on TPI gwazi was re-tracked and according to screamscape GCI Millennium Flyer trains are on the way.

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