Busch Gardens Tampa Bay opened in 1959, years before any of the Orlando theme parks. Once a simple tropical garden next to a brewery tour, Busch Gardens has evolved into Florida's top thrill park.
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Busch Gardens' new coaster opening March 2022 is Iron Gwazi, a Rocky Mountain Construction IBox rebuild of the former Gwazi wooden coaster. Iron Gwazi features a 206-foot beyond-vertical drop and two inversions on its 4,075 feet of track, making it the world's fastest and steepest hybrid coaster. Height requirement: 48 inches
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The park also features Air Grover, a Zierer Force children's coaster, in the Sesame Street Safari of Fun play area.
The most recommended other ride in the park is the tilt-seat drop tower Falcon's Fury, which has a 54-inch height requirement.
Other notable attractions include Congo River Rapids and the Serengeti Express Railway for views of the park's many species of African wildlife.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is located between Interstates 75 and 275, about eight miles north of downtown Tampa, Florida.