Hey Thrill Seekers,
So Busch Gardens have announced what we can expect from the re-vamp on what used to be the beloved Gwazi.
It’s going to be a Hybrid coaster which means it will be made from a mix of both wood and steel.
This new coaster opening in 2020 is going to be North America’s tallest hybrid, and the fastest, steepest hybrid coaster in the world!
Stewart Clark who is president of Budch Gardens Tampa Bay said “We’re moving quickly to open our ninth rollercoaster, Tigris, with a tenth coaster already underway for next year, This cadence of back-to-back new attractions is unprecedented for our park, and continues our legacy as Florida’s thrill ride leader.”
It is going to be manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction and will be a wood and steel hybrid coaster design, featuring a maximum height of more than 200 feet tall. The ride will feature all-new thrill elements, as well as restored elements of Gwazi. Coaster enthusiasts can follow the progress of Tigris and the new 2020 attraction through the park’s social media channels.
The above image isn’t from Busch Gardens, it is an image of what is thought the new coaster will look like. However taking into consideration that Busch Gardens have said there will be restored elements of Gwazi and a 200ft max height it could be accurate (depending on how many elements of Gwazi they’re keeping!)
Either way this coaster looks like a thrill seekers DREAM! I for one cannot wait to ride it next year!!
The coaster is yet to be named and of course it’s still a little early to know an opening date but as soon as we find out anymore information we’ll update you!