Big Annoucement Busch Gardens Africa Coming Sept 6th

Friday, August 31, 2007 9:12 PM
Lions, and tiger, and bears and no coasters

OH MY

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Friday, August 31, 2007 9:52 PM
Crap. I forgot all about Gwazi.
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Friday, August 31, 2007 10:02 PM
^Don't worry. The ride is kinda forgettable without the air. Maybe they are adding air to Gwazi?? That would make the presence of the president of the Busch conservation fund and VP of zoological operations make sense. I know that if I were the president of the Busch conservation fund and VP of zoological operations I would want to be there when they announced air on Gwazi Tiger. ;)
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Saturday, September 1, 2007 12:09 AM
I think get some MF's for Gwazi, I rather have them than a new coaster, because Gwazi in the front is good, and I think MF's could make it better.

Second I think the next area to be renovated should be Timbuktu because it seems to be a bit outdated, Scorpion could also use some new paint.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007 1:22 AM
All I want is for the white tigers to return. Does anyone know if they were moved to other facilities or are being housed at the park behind the scenes?

If anyone was expecting a coaster, you will most likely be disappointed.

Can't wait for this new area to open.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007 1:46 AM
Expect Asian animals and theming.
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Saturday, September 1, 2007 11:35 AM
Chi...not *certain* about the tigers, but IIRC we were told to expect their return to the park sooner rather than later. I'd be quite surprised if they were NOT coming back when the revamped Python area reopens.

Python was the first "dive" coaster at BGA....not even the preservationist in me was too bothered about its demise.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007 8:03 PM
What do you mean by "dive," like it goes downard at some point during the ride?
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Sunday, September 2, 2007 11:12 AM
It would be nice to see "Gwazi" finally get those M.F's it so desperately needs
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Wednesday, September 5, 2007 6:02 PM
I just got a news release here at work:

"Busch Gardens Tampa Bay to Announce New Attraction for 2008"

"Lush jungle villas features exotic animal habitats and rides in the park's most ambitious project to date"
"... Busch Gardens is creating it's newest adventure - an exotic jungle experience where discovery and exploration invite guests to connect with the world around them."

I guess we'll all know tomorrow morning. Best, Ross
(Note they still call themselves "Busch Gardens Tampa Bay")

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Thursday, September 6, 2007 12:08 AM
All I know is that the ride will be named Jungala, however I have no details yet...

*** Edited 9/6/2007 4:09:01 AM UTC by Rctycoon2k***

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Thursday, September 6, 2007 4:37 AM
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/business_tourism_aviation/2007/09/busch-gardens-a.html

I suppose this explains the whole black/ white fur graphic on the web page:

http://catzinc.org.nz/profiles/jungala/profile.htm *** Edited 9/6/2007 8:41:09 AM UTC by browntggrr***

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Thursday, September 6, 2007 10:30 AM
Sounds like Jungala is the name of that "area" of the park not just a ride. In fact, it doesn't sound like there will be any "major" ride additions.
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Thursday, September 6, 2007 10:50 AM
Jungala is the name of the new area of the park.

JUNGLES OF THE WORLD COME TOGETHER

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Thursday, September 6, 2007 11:10 AM
http://www.buschgardens.com/BGT/bgt_webcast.aspx
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Thursday, September 6, 2007 11:13 AM
No ride announcements yet, but don't forget SheiKra isn't that old and it's basically being marketed as a new coaster since the floorless trains were added. BGA is going to get some mileage out of that before they announce a new coaster.
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Thursday, September 6, 2007 11:28 AM

Two signature rides add to the excitement of Jungala: a zip line experience offers three different flight patterns above the tree tops for young adventurers and another ride launches guests up above a towering waterfall.

Didn't S&S just put some waterfall drop ride on their website?

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Thursday, September 6, 2007 12:02 PM
Don't know, but it sounds intriguing.

Hey, how come no zip lines for adults? That'd be something that gets my attention!

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Thursday, September 6, 2007 12:12 PM
http://www.s-spower.com/waterrides.html
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Thursday, September 6, 2007 12:29 PM
But what the heck does it do? Just go up and down between the fountains?
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