Best and Worst rides at Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa:
I wanted to know what the best and worst
rides for you are at BGT
I wanted to know what are you guy's
best and worst rides at BGT.
Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.
I don't know about the worst. . . we tended to spend more time on the big coasters.
Montu and Sheikra are the ones you MUST ride.
Agree with Anthony..I've only been there once, but I really liked Sheikra, Montu is a great example of its type, and Kumba was better than I expected. Gwazi may not be the best woodie around, but it's far from the worst, Their flume is really nice. I'm not sure if Rhino Rally still operates, but I thought it was decent. My visit pre-dated Cheetah Hunt.
Welcome to the forum, Karly.
From Tom Rigg
Posted September 21, 2011 at 8:18 AM
I think, true to Seaworld/Busch Gardens form, there isn't really a bad coaster in the bunch. Sheikra is pretty awesome, and I actually liked the dueling woodies. As far as worst, I would say the river raft ride is the worst. Is just not very fun. A note on the Log Flume, it is not only the oldest still existing ride in BGT, but also the oldest still existing ride in and BG/SW park.
Thank you Anthony Mike and Tom
I will most defintely ride
Sheikra and Montu.
From steve lee
Posted September 21, 2011 at 11:07 AM
The problem with the park is that it's really ALL coasters. Their flat ride assortment (especially when compared to everything at Busch Gardens Williamsburg) is really pathetic. And I second the "meh" on the river raft ride. It wasn't really bad, but my girlfriend got tossed about a bit and ended up with a pretty nasty bruise on her leg.
Have any of you wrode the chetta hunt that's the best.
Wow..TWO misspelled roller coaster names in ONE very short post...
Cheetah Hunt! Loved it (I trip to put a mini trip report on here to that effect but it never loaded)
Sheikra a VERY close second.
Worst...the Serpent! (is that in fact what it's called...) Oh dear....
I just went to Howl-o-Scream and it was POURING. We were lucky enough to get a brief bit of sun & rode the Gwazi. I was quite shocked at the speed of that woodie. I really enjoyed it. We sat in the front & my eyes were stuck open. We also got lucky enough to ride Sheikra and that was the end-all of OUTSTANDING to me. I couldn't believe how high it really was. I was that dork on the top as it circled yelling "I see Raymond James Stadium" (hubby is a Bucs fan so it was exciting). It had just started to sprinkle when we started the ride, so the rain actually hurt but it was so fun we asked to go again. They had to stop it because of rain & high winds. That is one I could do 100 times over. Next time I hope for good weather so I can ride them all. I am a bit sad though. Not a place for kids who don't meet the height requirements. There is no way you are telling my 10 year old who is short that he has to play in Sesame Street.
i love Montu and Sheikra is amazing too although the drops terrify me!
I've only been on Gwazi once and it was very very rough but it may have changed since then and I'm not used to riding Wooden Coaster so it could just be me !
All the coasters are amazing, but my favorite is SheiKra! Followed by Montu and Cheetah Hunt, then Kumba. Gwazi is a little rough, but it is a woodie so that is expected. I guess I would say my least favorite ride there is Sand Serpant.
I hasn't changed Hanna it sucks
From Tom Rigg
Posted October 13, 2011 at 6:27 PM
I actually really enjoy Gwazi. I think the fun aspect of wooden coasters is that you can feel the train being pulled off the track by gravity and the wobbliness of the imperfections created by a system that isn't airtight like that of steel coasters. If any one has been on Rebel Yell at Kings Dominion or The Comet at Hershey, they can attest to the fact that classic woodies make you feel like there is a strong chance that in all the chaos you may very well die.
Here are my top 5 Best attractions at Busch Gardens Tampa:
1. Cheetah Hunt
4. Congo River Rapids
5. Serengeti Express Train Ride
And now the 5 Worst attractions:
1. Rhino Rally(lost its edge without the water portion)
2. Sandstorm(the versions of this ride that you find at the Florida state fair are better)
3. Tidal Wave(first half of the attraction needs to be improved)
4. King Tut's Tomb(If the attraction itself were a dark ride exploring/escaping the tomb, then the name would be perfect)
5. Eagle Canyon(this area is actually quite nice, but doesn't get enough visitors because of its hidden location, needs an attraction/ride placed nearby to attract more people to this area. Perhaps replacing Gwazi Park with an E-Ticket attraction with an Eagle theme.)
Best: Kumba AKA The best coaster I've ridden
Worst: Sand Serpent's laziness and nothingness beats Gwazi's extreme roughness.
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