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There has always been an empty land at the north-west of Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa: It is behind Congo Rapids. I have an idea.

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted February 21, 2011 at 9:31 PM
They should expand Congo Rapids (it would double the size of that attraction) and add more sights. Anyone agrees?


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From Carrie Hood
Posted February 22, 2011 at 2:04 AM
I know they used to use it for storage back in the late 90's. Busch also used to own that entire 10 block stretch, as well as the land around Adventure Island. There used to be a rumor about them putting a coaster out there back in '95-96 but then they put in Montu where none of us expected it. They used to have an employee gate but that way too but I have no idea if they've changed that since about '99 when I stopped working for ABE. So I wouldn't be surprised if they save it for something purely huge and amazing in the end.

From Armando Thomas
Posted March 11, 2011 at 11:34 AM
It would be wonderful to see The Congo River Rapids area expanded. After the now defunct Congo area transited into Jungala I feel Busch Gardens lost a host of it original charm. I actually remember The Swinging Vines and The Mamba long before they pulled the plug on The Python. It would be great to revive some of those attractions. Maybe add in elements from the former African Queen attraction used for the not so popular Tanganyika Tidal Wave. A longer river attraction with multiple elements would be a much needed addition.

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