January 22, 2011
Tampa, FL – In 1999, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay unleased Gwazi, the Southeast's largest and fastest dueling wooden roller coaster featuring 1.25 million feet of twisting lumber. Today, the park reopened the roller coaster outfitted with new Millennium Flyer trains designed by Great Coasters International.
According to Busch Gardens th new trains will provide the smoothest way to ride a wooden coaster and highly regarded for their spacious, cushioned seats and individual row design that resembles wooden roller coaster trains from the early 1990s. The new trains also have open sides that will provide unobstructed views of the 7,000-plus combined feet of Gwazi's two twisted tracks.
Gwazi's four original trains from the Philadelphia Toboggan Company were retired.
The upgrade to Gwazi is a delight to thrill seekers and wooden coaster fans alike.
As part of celebration Busch Gardens gave away a free onride photo to anyone wearing a Gwazi, American Coaster Enthusiast or Florida Coaster Club shirt today. Also, everyone who rode the upraded Gwazi was given a coupon valid for a 30 percent discount on food and beverages at any culinary location, including restaurants and carts.
For more information, visit buschgardens.com
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