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Tigris Coming to Busch Gardens Tampa in 2019

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Tigris will be coming to Busch Gardens Tampa for the 2019 season.  This will be a Premier Rides Skyrocket II.  A 2020 Gwazi makeover (RMC? GCI?) was also teased.

 

“Busch Gardens will open Florida’s tallest launch coaster in spring 2019, company officials announced Wednesday. The triple-launch, tiger-themed roller coaster called Tigris will hurl riders 150 feet into the sky, turn them upside down and swirl through curves at 60 miles per hour. It will also move backward.

Is losing your lunch the park’s new business model?

"We like to have a portfolio for every member of the family," said Busch Gardens president Stewart Clark. "But with Tigris, it will only be the bravest members."

Clark also revealed that a "big attraction" is coming in 2020 in the space currently occupied by the closed wooden roller coaster Gwazi, a pretty large footprint to fill.

The announcements coincide with parent company SeaWorld Entertainment’s promise from interim CEO John T. Reilly to make the parks more oriented toward thrill rides, in addition to featuring animals. This, leaders say, will help the parks better compete with rivals Disney and Universal, which have beloved movies to call on for attraction appeal.” -Tampa Bay Times

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