Gwazi reopens with new Millennium Flyer trains at Busch Gardens Tampa

Posted Monday, January 17, 2011 10:44 PM | Contributed by aReJay55

Gwazi, a double wooden roller coaster made from 1.25 million feet of twisting lumber, is getting new train cars. The result, Busch Gardens says, will be a smoother, possibly faster, ride. The Millennium Flyer trains were designed by Great Coasters International Inc.

Read more from The Tampa Tribune.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011 11:22 AM

I'm not up on my trains...but if this fixes the most ridiculously long loading times for ANY coaster I've ever been on...I'm all for it! Do these things have the individual seat belts?

I thought both sides were decent rides, but two people in front of you for a seat could be a 20 minute ordeal. The Ferris Wheel loads faster...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 12:06 PM

These trains have one single, long seatbelt. So only one per row versus individual.

Much quicker loading then those PTC's... So glad Gwazi got these trains, the PTC's are terrible on any coaster that has them. And yes, Voyage included! :)

(So I am glad that ride is getting new trains!)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 1:02 PM

Not all MilF trains have one long seatbelt, some out there have individual seat belts, I just found out this weekend.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:28 PM

Its not even like the loading times long are because one train will wait for the other. But 80% of the time they DON'T EVEN RACE. Drives me nuts!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:20 PM

Gwazi will have 2 seat belts per car, and the new nerf bar and lap bar design. The lap bars still look and react the same way as the older style, instead of the foamed area being square or rectangle shaped the lower section that goes toward your lap is curved up slightly. They are also on Efteling as well.

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Last edited by coasterpunk, Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:31 PM
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:54 PM

Cool. Are you still building the trains, punk?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:28 PM

Nope, I flew back to PA yesterday. Back to cold and snow.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:43 PM

umm... if you look at the pic of the car on the link to the Tampa Tribune thing it has a milF train with individual lap bars... am i full of crap or am i just not understanding all the coaster buzz comments?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 8:09 PM

All of the Flyer trains have individual lap bars, but the majority of them have one seatbelt per bench.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12:19 AM

Immature I know...but we really need to come up with a better abreviation than MiLF. :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12:43 AM

That's also my abbreviation for Millennium Force. :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 5:55 AM

birdhombre said:
That's also my abbreviation for Millennium Force. :)

The more Milfs, the better :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 7:05 AM

I'll be there this Saturday! :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 11:06 AM

Aamilj said:
Immature I know...but we really need to come up with a better abreviation than MiLF. :)

Actually, I'd say that's the whole reson Joe C. came up with that abreviation ;).


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