Busch Gardens Tampa 02/02/01

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Wednesday, February 7, 2001 6:22 AM
Decided to take the trip from Orlando to Busch Gardens on our last day of our 3 day Florida trip (Did IOA first day, Discovery Cove and Seaworld the 2nd day). Drive into Tampa uneventful. Not too impressed with the part of town we saw--reminded me of Flint, MI where I work :(

It was about 10am when we arrived at the park. Temp was in the 60's but got cooler as the day went on. Parked right by Montu--wow! That coaster looks great! Tried to not get too excited since Fiance is big and can't fit into B & M's (except the ones with the "special seats") and we knew Montu wasn't too new so it wouldn't have the special seats.

Went right to Gwazi when we got there. Ride was a walk on and we rode the Tiger side two times without getting off coaster :) Gwazi was a good wooden twister. We decided to save the lion side 'til later.

I wanted to try out Montu so we walked over to the Egypt area and fiance waited while I rode. SInce there was no wait, I told him to try out the seats to see if he would fit. But he didn't :( SO I rode again alone :) I LOVE this coaster! Even better than Raptor (which I love) and I am not sure if I like it better than Dueling Dragons or not (just because DD has those cool near-misses).

We then went on the skyride to the back of the park. Saw the constuction of Rhino Rally from above--that ride looks like it is going to be good. Looked like it will be jeeps on a track that goes in the water and winds around rocks, etc. Supposed to be open this spring.

At the back of the park we decided to try Kumba. Great ride! Very smooth! It had the special seats for Fiance. I thought this ride was built in 98 or 99 so I had expected it to have the bigger seats. Was surprised later to learn that this coaster was戀甀椀氀琀 椀渀 㤀㌀℀  一漀眀 䤀 眀漀渀搀攀爀 椀昀 琀栀攀 猀瀀攀挀椀愀氀 猀攀愀琀猀 眀攀爀攀 愀搀搀攀搀 漀渀 氀愀琀攀爀 猀椀渀挀攀 刀愀瀀琀漀爀 搀漀攀猀渀✀琀 栀愀瘀攀 琀栀攀猀攀㼀  圀攀渀琀 漀渀 䬀甀洀戀愀 琀眀椀挀攀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀吀爀椀攀搀 匀挀漀爀瀀椀漀渀 渀攀砀琀 ⠀倀礀琀栀漀渀 眀愀猀 挀氀漀猀攀搀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 搀愀礀⤀⸀  䤀 氀椀欀攀搀 琀栀椀猀 氀椀琀琀氀攀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀℀  䤀 栀愀搀 渀攀瘀攀爀 戀攀攀渀 漀渀 愀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀 琀栀愀琀 氀漀漀瀀攀搀 眀椀琀栀漀甀琀 琀栀攀 漀瘀攀爀ⴀ栀攀愀搀 爀攀猀琀爀愀椀渀琀猀 猀漀 琀栀椀猀 眀愀猀 渀攀愀琀℀  䘀椀愀渀挀攀 栀甀爀琀 欀渀攀攀 漀渀 椀琀 ⠀琀漀漀 琀愀氀氀⤀ 猀漀 䤀 眀攀渀琀 漀渀 椀琀 愀最愀椀渀 愀氀漀渀攀Ⰰ 猀椀渀挀攀 椀琀 眀愀猀 愀 眀愀氀欀 漀渀⸀  圀攀 眀攀渀琀 愀渀搀 猀愀眀 洀漀猀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 愀渀椀洀愀氀 搀椀猀瀀氀愀礀猀 戀甀琀 洀椀猀猀攀搀 琀栀攀 猀栀漀眀猀 ⠀戀愀搀 琀椀洀椀渀最⤀⸀  䘀椀愀渀挀攀 搀椀搀 琀栀攀 倀椀爀愀琀攀 爀椀搀攀 挀愀氀氀攀搀 琀栀攀 倀栀攀漀渀椀砀⸀  䤀 搀漀渀✀琀 最漀 漀渀 琀栀漀猀攀 猀眀椀渀最椀渀最 戀漀愀琀 爀椀搀攀猀 搀甀攀 琀漀 洀漀琀椀漀渀 猀椀挀欀渀攀猀猀 猀漀 栀攀 眀攀渀琀 漀渀 椀琀 愀氀漀渀攀⸀  䠀攀 栀愀搀 渀攀瘀攀爀 戀攀攀渀 漀渀 漀渀攀 氀椀欀攀 琀栀椀猀 ⠀最漀攀猀 甀瀀猀椀搀攀 搀漀眀渀℀⤀ 愀渀搀 猀愀椀搀 椀琀 眀愀猀 琀栀攀 猀挀愀爀椀攀猀琀 爀椀搀攀 栀攀 栀愀搀 攀瘀攀爀 戀攀攀渀 漀渀℀℀ 栀愀栀愀栀愀栀愀栀愀  䤀 愀洀 最氀愀搀 䤀 琀漀漀欀 瀀椀挀猀 漀昀 栀椀洀 漀渀 椀琀℀   㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀圀攀 眀攀渀琀 戀愀挀欀 琀漀 䴀漀渀琀甀 愀渀搀 䤀 爀漀搀攀 愀氀漀渀攀 愀最愀椀渀⸀  䈀礀 渀漀眀 椀琀 眀愀猀 爀愀椀渀椀渀最 愀 氀椀琀琀氀攀 愀渀搀 最攀琀琀椀渀最 挀漀氀搀攀爀⸀  匀伀洀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀猀Ⰰ 氀椀欀攀 匀挀漀爀瀀椀漀渀 眀攀爀攀 挀氀漀猀攀搀℀  圀栀攀渀 䤀 眀愀猀 眀愀椀琀椀渀最 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 琀爀愀椀渀 琀漀 最攀琀 戀愀挀欀 琀漀 琀栀攀 猀琀愀琀椀漀渀 戀攀昀漀爀攀 戀漀愀爀搀椀渀最Ⰰ 䤀 渀漀琀椀挀攀搀 琀栀愀琀 䴀伀渀琀甀 䐀䤀䐀 栀愀瘀攀 氀愀爀最攀爀 猀攀愀琀猀℀  匀漀 䤀 眀攀渀琀 愀渀搀 最漀琀 昀椀愀渀挀攀 琀漀 爀椀搀攀 䴀漀渀琀甀 ㈀ 洀漀爀攀 琀椀洀攀猀⸀  䠀攀 氀漀瘀攀搀 椀琀ⴀⴀ䤀 愀洀 最氀愀搀 栀攀 眀愀猀 愀戀氀攀 琀漀 爀椀搀攀⸀  圀攀 爀漀搀攀 琀栀攀 䰀椀漀渀 猀椀搀攀 漀昀 䜀眀愀稀椀 琀眀椀挀攀 戀攀昀漀爀攀 氀攀愀瘀椀渀最⸀  伀一挀攀 椀渀 琀栀攀 洀椀搀搀氀攀 愀渀搀 漀渀挀攀 椀渀 琀栀攀 昀爀漀渀琀⸀  䤀 眀愀猀 猀甀爀瀀爀椀猀攀搀 愀琀 栀漀眀 洀甀挀栀 愀椀爀琀椀洀攀 眀攀 最漀琀 椀渀 琀栀攀 昀爀漀渀琀℀  䤀琀 眀愀猀 最爀攀愀琀℀   㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀圀攀 氀攀昀琀 愀戀漀甀琀 㐀瀀洀 戀攀挀愀甀猀攀 眀攀 栀愀搀 琀漀 最攀琀 戀愀挀欀 琀漀 伀爀氀愀渀搀漀 昀漀爀 愀 搀椀渀渀攀爀 猀栀漀眀⸀  䈀甀猀挀栀 䜀愀爀搀攀渀猀 眀愀猀 愀 最爀攀愀琀 瀀愀爀欀 眀椀琀栀 愀 爀攀愀氀氀礀 最漀漀搀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀 挀漀氀氀攀挀琀椀漀渀⸀  一漀眀 䤀 最漀琀琀愀 昀椀渀搀 愀 眀愀礀 琀漀 最攀琀 琀漀 䈀甀猀挀栀 䜀愀爀搀攀渀猀 圀椀氀氀椀愀洀猀戀甀爀最℀ 㰀椀洀最 猀爀挀㴀∀⼀昀漀爀甀洀猀⼀椀洀愀最攀猀⼀猀洀椀氀攀⸀最椀昀∀ 戀漀爀搀攀爀㴀∀ ∀㸀ഀ਀ഀ਀ഀ਀ ⨀⨀⨀ 吀栀椀猀 瀀漀猀琀 眀愀猀 攀搀椀琀攀搀 戀礀 䌀愀琀栀攀爀椀渀攀 漀渀 ㈀⼀㜀⼀㈀  ㄀⸀ ⨀⨀⨀
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Wednesday, February 7, 2001 8:50 AM
Would you mind editing your post with some paragraph breaks, please? It's very hard to read.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Thursday, February 8, 2001 9:02 PM
Phew, I was waiting for you to say you found the Big Boy seats in row 5! The whole time I was reading your TR I was thinking "LOOK IN ROW FIVE, THEY'RE RIGHT THERE!" Good thing you finally found 'em. Montu is my favorite inverted, glad your fiance got to ride!

Very nice TR, BTW.

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Millennium is spelled with two N's ;)
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Friday, February 9, 2001 7:38 AM
It seems strange that after trying to fit in the other rows, why didn't the ride ops direct your fiance to the row with more room? You were lucky to have found them on your own, if you didn't know where to look. Montu looks so good, I wish my near future plans included a Florida trip.

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
*** This post was edited by Soggy on 2/9/2001. ***
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Friday, February 9, 2001 9:04 AM
Glad you enjoyed your trip. Montu is also, my favorite inverted coaster!

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Dayuum, Your HOT!
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Saturday, February 10, 2001 11:09 AM
What exactly are B&M's "big" seats, and what do they look like? I was on Kumba and DD last month and rode just about every seat in each but didn't notice any difference among them. Are they adjustable or something?
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Sunday, February 11, 2001 1:09 AM
I loved Montu too. When I was there last August I rode it til I walked funny ... Definitely in my top 10 but better than the Dragons, I don't know. I love all three equally I think.

Like you, my BGT experience makes me want to get BGW in the near future but Deja Vu, X and DCA are calling me to LA ... Time to see my Bank Manager, me thinks!

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If Lifes a Rollercoaster, I want a Flawless
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Sunday, February 11, 2001 7:24 AM
Montu is amazing, It must have been hard for him to watch the first few times!
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Monday, February 12, 2001 6:28 AM
Big Boy seats are regualr seats its the belts that are different. There are two belts to the side of that hump thing instead of just one going over the hump.
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