Discussion in 'Busch Gardens Tampa' started by Andy, Jun 17, 2016.
As one of the original B&Ms how many years does Kumba have left in the tank?
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.
I feel like Kimba has had at least one or two long downtimes.
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
Yeah, I think they need that scratch to keep the lights on for the next few years.
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.
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.
For those pining for a water ride
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?
I sure hope not.
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.
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.
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.
^^^Um...no. They better not ever do that to Montu. I'm still pretty pissed they're doing it to Kraken.
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
I think Scott meant dead as in "no one's going on it."
Spot on. Sometimes I forgot to adopt my language for the people in the US.
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.
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.
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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