Jan 13

Gwazi Opens with New Trains at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Thrill Seekers are Invited to Celebrate the New Trains with Two Special Offers

In 1999, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay unleashed Gwazi, the Southeast’s largest and fastest double wooden roller coaster featuring 1.25 million feet of twisting lumber. On Saturday, Jan. 22, Gwazi will reopen to fans outfitted with new Millennium Flyer trains designed by Great Coasters International, Inc., the coaster’s original manufacturer.

The new trains provide the smoothest way to ride a wooden coaster and arehighly regarded for their spacious, cushioned seats and individual row designthat resembles wooden roller coasters trains from the early 1900s. The open sides of the new cars will provide unobstructed views of the 7,000-plus combined feet of Gwazi’s two twisted tracks.


To celebrate Gwazi’s reopening, any guest who rides Gwazi on Saturday,
Jan. 22 will receive a coupon valid for a 30 percent food and beverage discount at any culinary location, including all restaurants and snack carts. Also, any coaster riders who wear a Gwazi, American Coaster Enthusiast or Florida Coaster Club shirt will receive a free commemorative ride photo. Click here for details on our web site.

And this is just the beginning, as Busch Gardens is keeping the fast-paced thrills coming all year long. Experience a new breed of speed with Cheetah Hunt, a one-of-a-kind multiple launch coaster opening spring 2011.

With a 2011 Fun Card, you can pay for a day and come back all year to challenge all of the world-class coasters at Busch Gardens. It’s the best value for again-and-again access to all of the amazing animal encounters, world-class thrill rides, exciting big-name entertainment and family adventure Busch Gardens has to offer.

For more park information, visit BuschGardens.com.