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Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:36 pm
by MakoMania
MakoMania wrote:
Staff have started to ride Tigris, opening date announcement can't be too far off now!

And now we have it, Tigris will open Friday 19th April!

It has also been announced that pass members receive 2 hours of exclusive ride time (8:00am-10:00am) on Tigris, SheiKra and Stanley Falls Flume during the first two weekends of May. I know a lot of UK enthusiasts have passes to the Florida parks so enjoy it if you are there!

Purple track for the new 210ft RMC hybrid coaster is now on site at the park as well!

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:32 pm
by Chris
Please link your sources - be good to see the track!

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:20 pm
by MakoMania
Chris wrote:
Please link your sources - be good to see the track!

I had a friend message it to me, but Midway Mayhem have pictures on their facebook page now as well! Purple is certainly something different for the park!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 9969384281

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:20 am
by MakoMania
The park have announced that Tigris will be soft opening on Tuesday (today) and Wesnesday ahead of the official opening on Friday. Thursday will most likely be media day.

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:32 am
by PhNx Survivor
Midway Mayhem have a video from the front and back.. not gonna lie, for a short ride it looks like it packs a punch!

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:40 pm
by MakoMania
Tigris is now officially open :)

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The ride queue was posted at 120 mins on opening morning, but it seemed to take people no longer than 70 minutes before they were on the ride from the start of the queue line.

Like most of Busch Gardens Tampa, the ride does not feature extensive theming, but it is probably the best themed out of SeaWorld's 3 Sky Rocket II coasters. Whilst is it not as well themed as Cobra's Curse, Tigris has more theming than rides like Falcon's Fury, Kumba or SheiKra. It has some great rockwork and landscaping as well as original themed audio which is a nice touch.

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 12:43 am
by MakoMania

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:57 pm
by MakoMania
Busch Gardens Tampa have announced the full lineup for this year's Howl-O-Scream. The event will run on select dates from September 20th until November 2nd (7:30pm-1:00am each night) and will feature 6 houses/mazes, 9 scare zones and a live show. Tigris, SheiKra, Kumba, Falcon's Fury, Cheetah Hunt, Montu & Cobra's Curse will also be open during event hours.

The scare maze lineup includes 5 returning mazes and 1 new maze. New for 2019 is The Residence, whilst Insomnia, Death Water Bayou, Simon's Slaughterhouse, The Black Spot and Motel Hell will all make a return.

All 6 of last year's scare zones will return (Hell on Wheels, Maniac Midway, Deadly Toys, Día de los Muertos, Meat Market & Camp DOA) and 3 additional zones will be offered, bringing the total up to 9. The new zones will be called Little Nightmares, Carpe Noctem and also First Fear which is a special zone featuring old characters from past years of Howl-O-Scream to celebrate the event's 20th anniversary this year.

Last but not least the ever popular Fiends show will return in Stanleyville Theater. This is definitely not a show suitable for kids!

Single night tickets are currently $39.99 (were $29.99 recently, will probably go up a bit more) which is great value for such a huge event, making it cheaper than if you wanted to do all the Scarefest attractions at Alton Towers ($50 not including theme park admission).