So we now have an opening date for Tigris – the newest coaster opening at Busch Gardens Tampa…
That’s right, Tigris is opening in two weeks time!! If you’ve been living under a rock here’s everything you need to know about Busch Gardens new triple launch coaster..
Tigris is Florida’s tallest launch coaster and will catapult riders through an exhilarating array of looping twists with forward and backward motion, breath-taking drops, a 150-foot skyward surge, and an inverted heartline roll, reaching a top speed of more than 60 miles per hour. Tigris will race riders along more than 1,800 feet of steel track designed to mimic the awe-inspiring agility of the world’s largest and most powerful cat –the tiger.
Tigris joins a top-rated list of favourites for coaster enthusiasts, including Cheetah Hunt, the park’s longest coaster, SheiKra, a 200-foot tall floorless dive coaster, Falcon’s Fury, a 335-foot freestanding drop tower, Montu, an inverted coaster, Kumba, and Cobra’s Curse, to name a few.
Who can’t wait to ride this beast?! (hint.. MEEE!!)
Busch Gardens is one of my favourite parks as well as the AMAZING coasters Busch Gardens offers 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. Busch Gardens is a unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country’s premier zoos with thousands of animals representing more than 200 species, and live shows and events. If you’re thinking about visiting this ultimate thrill seeker park you’d be best of with either a 3 park SeaWorld ticket or Discovery Cove Ultimate package both include free parking and if you don’t have a car then no need to worry they also include a free shuttle to and from Busch Gardens!
I’m super eager for Tigris to open in Spring next year and Busch Gardens Tampa have shared some exciting photos of the first parts of the track 😍 lets have a look..
***UPDATE*** 16/01/2019 Busch Gardens have released some new, very arty photos to show how the track is really beginning to take place, check them out…
The below photos were released on the 4th December.
A few days ago they shared images of the track arriving and as you can see the colour orange is dominant throughout – as expected 🙈
Even the containers were orange!
These are the first track pieces of Tigris to be installed 👍
It was only September when Tigris was announced and parts of the track have already arrived at the site!
Seeing the bright orange track has got us a whole new level of excited for Florida’s tallest launch coaster. Tigris will catapult riders through an exhilarating array of looping twists with forward and backward motion, breath-taking drops, a 150-foot skyward surge, and an inverted heartline roll, all at more than 60 miles per hour. Tigris will race riders along more than 1,800 feet of steel track designed to mimic the awe-inspiring agility of the world’s largest and most powerful cat –the tiger.
I can’t wait to see more updates and see the track really start to take place! 😍
YES, DOUBLE YES AND YES AGAIN! Busch Gardens Tampa have announced a brand, spanking new coaster coming to their park in the spring of 2019 (which now can’t come quick enough!) We love coasters here at OAT and Busch Gardens is one of our fave parks so this is just fabulous news all around.
Get ready to take on Tigris.. It will be Florida’s tallest launch coaster and will feature a TRIPLE LAUNCH with both forward and backward motions. You will be catapulted through twists and drops, a 150ft skyward surge and not to mention a heartline roll! (think barrel rolls) Oh yeah.. did i forget to say that you’ll be experiencing all of this at over 60mph!
Riders on Tigris will travel more than 1,800 feet as they race along steel track designed to mimic the awe-inspiring agility of the world’s most powerful cat – the tiger.
Complete with orange track and black framework we can see the layout of the track in some images below:
I not only love the fact we are getting yet another coaster but I love the theme. If you’ve been to Busch Gardens you will know that lots of their coasters are based on animals (think Falcons Fury, Cheetah Hunt and Cobras Curse) and I think a tiger themed coaster is a perfect addition.
Due to this image we think it is going to be a bit like Tempesto at Busch Gardens Williamsburg where riders start off by launching straight up and then rolling backwards through the loading area to then be launched forward again.. Take a look for yourself:
Pretty coooool huh?
Above is an image of the heartline roll – it looks as though you’ll be ‘rolling’ all the way up, along and then back down!
Here’s a concept of the ride cars complete with tiger stripes. In the above images it looks as though there is going to be 3 cars of 6 seats on each train meaning 18 riders will be able to ride each train.
Where do we think the new coaster is going to go?
Well we reckon one of those 3 places.. 1 & 2 obviously because there is space there and 3 because that water ride has been closed since 2016 ♀️ Where do you think it will go?
Either way we are super excited for Tigris to open!