Bush Gardens Tampa Bay 1-4-02

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Sunday, January 6, 2002 6:30 PM
My girl friend and me got to Bush Gardens Tampa Bay at 9:47 am.
Our first order of business is to get a coaster fix. So we started our day with
A ride on Gwazi is a wooden coaster double coaster. Ones side is call the Lion & the other side is called the Tiger. They are both different coasters even though the whole coaster is called Gwazi. And the lift hills are opposite sides that what makes this coaster very unique. It was only a 15-minute wait for the front seat. And my girl friend & I thought that Gwazi was much better than the Grizzly at PKD. They do take your picture on this ride. So make sure that you check out your picture at the end of the ride. I’ll rate Gwazi a 40. Next it’s off for a ride on Kumba with is a steel type coaster. We waited only two minute to get the front seat. We think that Kumba is much better than the Joker Jinx. I’ll rate Kumba a 20. Now it’s time to take a lunch break so we ate at Stanleyville Smokehouse. The Smokehouse is a great place for Chicken, Ribs were you can get a lunch size or a dinner size meal. Next it was coasters ride on Python another steel coaster. And we only waited about 20-minute for the front seat. And it’s much better than the other Python that they used to have at SFA I’ll rate Python a 10. Next we rode the Phoenix witch is like the Berserker at PKD. With hardly had a line so we got right on it.
So our next ride is on Scorpion witch is another steel coaster. This coaster uses regular wooden type coaster cars because Scorpion only has one loop and you don’t feel like that your going up side down and it goes so fast though the loop that why. It was only a minute wait for the front seat. It’s a very neat coaster and I’ll rate Scorpion a 20. Then it was off for a ride on Rhino Rally witch is safari type ride were you got a closer look at the animals. And it was only a about a 45-minute wait. Now it off for sky ride witch takes you to the other side of the park. They use to have a Sky Ride at PKD. It’s a neat type of ride were you can relax and rest your feet and it’s the fast way to get to the other side with out walking. So after we got of the Sky Ride we took in another coaster this one was called Montu witch was a floorless coaster were your feet were dangling and if you sat in ether the far right or the far left seat you felt like your riding off the track. And it was about a 30-minute wait. And we waited about 20-minute for the front seat. I’ll rate Muntu a 20. We are going to end our day with two more rides on Gwazi. So now I have been on 36 different coasters. I’ll rate this day a 100 percent


Sunday, January 6, 2002 7:27 PM
Accually Montu is an inverted coaster. Examples of floorless are Medusa SFMW, Medusa SFGAdv, BKF SFWoA, Kraken SWOrlando, Superman SFFT, and Superman WB Movie World Madrid (I think it's that one). They are just like a regular B&M sitdown (Kumba is one of those) except they have no floor.

Just out of curiosity, what is your rating system out of? 100? 50?

Sounds like you had a good day, execpt I'm surprised at how long you waited for Python's front seat. Hopefully the lines for some of those rides won't be that long in a couple weeks when I go there.

Oh, and for Scorpion, all of Schwarzkopf's loopers have lapbars (or at least were designed to operate with only lapbars. Cool, huh? Too bad Arrow, B&M, and Intamin didn't/don't make coasters that way.)

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Monday, January 7, 2002 10:11 AM
yeah TrBiggar is correct, I'm glad you had a good day!
Monday, January 7, 2002 3:59 PM
Rail Junkie and I had a super day at Bush Gardens Tampa Bay.  Riding all the unique coaster's.  My 3 favorite one's are Gwazi.  A unique woodie with 2 lift hill's and a whole lot of speed.  Then come's Montu. An inverted coaster.  Then Kwambi another steel coaster.

All in all we got our coaster fix for the day.

Monday, January 7, 2002 4:05 PM
kwambi???  you MUST mean Kumba...

*** This post was edited by themonkeymaster99 on 1/7/2002. ***


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