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Busch Gardens Tampa Is Officially Testing Its New Iron Gwazi Roller Coaster

If you're in the mood to throw your hands up high in the sky, you might be looking for a way to live out some thrills. While the beach may be the greatest place to catch some waves, it is probably not the ideal spot to catch those adrenaline-infused feels. Sunshine Staters need not despair though because there is a brand-new Busch Gardens roller coaster that’s about to take over Tampa Bay, and it’s now officially in the testing phase.

Get your wings ready, because this ride is going to be fly! The highly-anticipated Iron Gwazi will be a record-breaking roller coaster that's been under construction for over a year now.

The long wait for the ride of your life is coming to an end, now that Busch Gardens has officially installed the last piece of track and started testing this amazing new addition to the park. The theme park announced the beginning of the testing phase yesterday on Twitter.

When the ride goes live, you'll want to be extra careful as you strap yourself into the seat. The roller coaster climbs up to 206 feet above the ground and shoots down at a 91-degree angle.

That extra-high peak will mean that you’ll get some extraordinary views of Tampa, while that super-sharp angle will make you feel like you’re free-falling to the ground.

Are you ready to be whisked away by the thrills?

The exact opening date has yet to be announced, but we did a little bit of digging, and it seems that the park is still planning the grand opening for sometime in the spring of 2020.

We're already in the season, so that means it's gotta be coming super soon, y’all! Assuming that nothing comes up during this testing phase, of course.

According to their website, the new Iron Gwazi will not only be the tallest hybrid roller coaster in North America (standing taller than 200 feet), but it will also hold the titles for the fastest and steepest hybrid coaster in the world.

This will be one coaster you're gonna want to grab your favorite peeps for as you sit back and sink into a fresh new adrenaline rush.

Iron Gwazi

Price: $84.99 for a day pass at Busch Gardens

When: Tentative Spring 2020

Address: 10165 McKinley Dr., Tampa, FL

Why You Need To Go: This roller-coaster isn't just brand-new, it's also record-breaking. It's the perfect place for you to maximize your thrills and get an amazing view of Tampa, while you're at it.


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