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Busch Gardens Tampa: Gwazi - going or not?

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted May 29, 2013 at 1:18 PM
Are they taking down gwazi or did i just dash read?


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From TH Creative
Posted May 29, 2013 at 4:29 PM
Gwazi was running two weeks ago.

From Jeff Elliott
Posted May 29, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Gwazi Tiger is permanently closed.

The Lion side of the roller coaster is expected to close sometime in the near future to make room for a new coaster opening in 2015 or 2016. We don't have any dates yet at this point, but I would assume sometime after the prime summer season this year.

This is all assuming that Rocky Mountain Coasters doesn't step in at some point and give this coaster an Iron Horse treatment. With the exception of Mean Streak this coaster would be the best candidate for the Iron Horse.

From Bobbie Butterfield
Posted May 30, 2013 at 11:07 AM
I disagree with Jeff's assessment of Gwazi. When I went to BG Tampa during the Christmas holidays, I rode the Lion side of Gwazi and actually thought that it was quite good. And this is from someone who's highly critical of many wooden coasters, as they don't live up to the standard set by El Toro. I was delighted to discover that BG Tampa, unlike BG Williamsburg, actually has a true wooden coaster and will be sorry to see it go. I agree completely, however, that Mean Streak would be a good candidate for the Iron Horse treatment. Better yet, Mean Streak would be a good candidate for demolition. How a coaster with a 155-ft. drop can be so completely lacking in airtime is beyond me.

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted May 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM
Well i love gwazi a bunch but NEW COASTA YAYEEEE

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