Busch sends Wild Maus to Tampa, won't say what's new in Williamsburg

Posted Monday, November 24, 2003 11:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Busch Gardens is sending Williamsburg's Wild Maus coaster to the Tampa park to make room for a new attraction, but won't say what the new attraction is.

Read more from The Daily Press.

Monday, November 24, 2003 2:11 PM
40,000 square feet! 80 ft tall! Thats a big building! I wonder if it is planned to open for 2004 or 2005. It seems like they are starting construction a little late for it to be a open for next season unless they are planning a mid summer opening. I don't think it will be a coaster but you never know. Whatever it is I'm sure it will be a great addition to the park.
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Monday, November 24, 2003 3:07 PM
ShiveringTim's avatar That's roughly a 200' square building. They said in the article that it's about the size of Das Festhaus, which is pretty big in it's own right. I have no clue what to expect here, other than possibly another show venue.

Let's start the rumors now: How about two top spins in a box???

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Monday, November 24, 2003 6:03 PM
one sucks enough :P
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Monday, November 24, 2003 8:38 PM
Where would Busch Place this coaster at it's Tampa Park though?

Does anyone have any idea where this will be placed?

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Tuesday, November 25, 2003 9:25 AM
They are doing some construction behind Phoenix in Timbuktu, but I'm not sure if that's where it will be going though. I will be back at the park on Thursday to scope it out some more.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2003 3:30 PM
With Python and Scorpion beginning to show their ages (27 and 23 years old), is there a possibility that one of these two may be headed for the "Defunct and / or Removed" status to make way for the "new" addition of Wild Maus?

*** This post was edited by SLFAKE 11/25/2003 3:31:24 PM ***

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Tuesday, November 25, 2003 3:57 PM
rollergator's avatar SLFAKE, it seems that someone at BGT must be enamored of Python for its dubious historical merits....certainly draws NO riders, esp. in comparison to the Anton which *generally* keeps people in line for a cycle. Python is a bad coaster in a poor location, and unless BGT is going to add a new path, even a "new" coaster there would be hard-pressed to draw a crowd.

Every time Python comes up in discussion with BGT employees, they shake their heads and laugh about the unwelcome guest that just doesn't know when to leave....;). Just my *opinion* mind you, but if one of the two is headed for parts unknown (read: the recycling plant), it had BETTER be the Arrow.

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Friday, November 28, 2003 2:22 PM
Well, at least it seems Busch is back in the constructing mood.
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Monday, December 1, 2003 10:43 AM
john peck's avatar I still don't see why they couldn't have moved the Mouse to a different location within BGW.
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