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What's next for Busch Gardens Tampa??

Discussion in 'Busch Gardens Tampa' started by Andy, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. UAN17

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    As one of the original B&Ms how many years does Kumba have left in the tank?
     
  2. scott_walker

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    Last time I rode it was still in fairly good shape. I don't think it's had any where near the same issues as Hulk did.
     
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    I feel like Kimba has had at least one or two long downtimes.
     
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    I feel Kumba isn't subjected to the wear and tear that Hulk was/is...Although a retrack of Kumba would be amazing...If they had money to blow that is
     
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    Yeah, I think they need that scratch to keep the lights on for the next few years.
     
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    Hulk was used more and had less downtime for maintenance due to its popularity. Kumba has had long downtimes and isn't stressed compared to Hulk.
     
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    For a while, I hadn't gone on Kumba cause it did feel a bit rougher. But when I went in October, I went on it 3 times. It really wasn't that bad. I would love for them to retrack it but I don't see that happening soon. It is still a fun coaster and I think they need to tackle Gwazi and Tidal Wave first.
     
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    For those pining for a water ride
     
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    SeaWorld is getting VR Kraken and it was revealed that Busch Gardens VA is replacing the screen with VR for Europe in the Air, could Busch Gardens be getting a VR experience sometime soon?
     
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    I sure hope not.
     
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    Love it. Definitely a cheaper option for them to do. If they did something like this, I would love to see them incorporate a story to it like Cobra's Curse, but it might be hard with this being a "smaller" attraction.
     
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    As long as it's not on a coaster or Falcon's Fury it's fine. I think VR is better in a theater setting like what they are doing at BGW.
     
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    Hopefully not but if they do, it will need to be for a coaster that's becoming less popular. Maybe Montu which has been dead every time I've been recently or they could test the waters with Scorpion and give it a new lease of life.
     
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    ^^^Um...no. They better not ever do that to Montu. I'm still pretty pissed they're doing it to Kraken.
     
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    I second that, Montu is just a phenomenal coaster period, and now that Cobra's Curse is there, it draws more people.
    Why was Montu not running Scott? Maintenance or technical?
    Scorpion is a great coaster as well, so if they really want VR, put it on Sand Serpent lol
     
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    I think Scott meant dead as in "no one's going on it."
     
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    Spot on. Sometimes I forgot to adopt my language for the people in the US.
     
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    Lol, no worries, I often use the word, but in ly in the context of the park being dead.
    I think there are a few reasons Montu never seems that busy, it has a good capacity, it runs without much technical difficulties; I also think that a lot of people forget to walk over to that side of the park. In Seaworld the coasters often have hardly anyone either, including Mako.
     
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    Just to add to your point, Montu sits at the end of a dead end path, and guests have to pass two much newer and much more family-friendly coasters to get to it.
     
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    No thanks. I'd rather have a full scale ride with theming. This looks like a cheap water version of an impulse Coaster. Terrible capacity.
     

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