Busch Gardens Tampa has announced it will open Florida’s tallest launch coaster in spring 2019, called Tigris.
According to the park, the triple-launch, tiger-themed roller coaster will hurl riders down more than 1,800 feet of steel track, 150 feet into the sky, turn them upside down and swirl through curves at 60 miles per hour. It will also move backward at one point in the journey.
As part of the ongoing renovations at Busch Gardens Tampa, word comes the theme park has decided to shut down its wooden rollercoaster Gwazi on February 1, 2015.
Billed as Florida’s first dueling wooden coaster, Gwazi features two side-by-side tracks that cross seven times at speeds of up to 50mph. The name comes from a fabled creature with the head of a tiger and body of a lion, and the two tracks are named “Lion” (the yellow side) and “Tiger” (the blue).