Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Coming 2019: Tigris at Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa Announces New Roller Coaster for 2019. "Tigris."

Tigris will open at Busch Gardens Tampa for the 2019 season as Florida's tallest launch coaster. The triple launch Tigris coaster will feature an inversion, forwards and backwards launches, and be built by Premier rides.
Tigris Logo
The Tigris Logo (c)Busch Gardens
The coaster is 150 feet tall, travels at speeds up to 62mph, and has a length of 863-feet. It will be built in the former Tidal Wave location of the park.

"'Tigris will be a strong addition to our family of world-class thrill rides. With three intensely exciting launch points, this ride is unlike anything we have in our coaster collection," said Stewart Clark, president and general manager of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. "This new attraction is a testament to our continuing investment in the park, and bringing new and innovative experiences to our guests."

Tigris
Tigris at Busch Gardens Tampa (c)Busch Gardens
Taking its name from that of the world's largest cat species, Panthera tigris, the new Tigris attraction is being constructed in the Stanleyville area of the theme park adjacent to Jungala®, which houses the park's endangered Bengal tigers. Additionally, Busch Gardens is home to Malayan tigers – a subspecies that has fewer than 500 individuals remaining in the wild. The park's resident cats are an integral part of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums' Species Survival Plan.

More than 100,000 tigers stalked the grasslands and forests of Asia just 100 years ago. Now, every remaining subspecies of this big cat are endangered, and fewer than 4,000 total tigers remain in the wild. Threats to tiger populations include poaching, human encroachment on vital tiger habitat, deforestation and loss of vital prey species." -Market Watch
The Tigris queue will feature educational content about tigers. (c)Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier  zoos with more than 12,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games,  Busch Gardens Tampa Bay provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.

Tigris (c)Busch Gardens
As you can see below, Busch Gardens Tampa also mentioned an exciting 2020 addition to the park in the Gwazi location.
The location of the all-new Tigris coaster at Busch Gardens. (c) Busch Gardens
A POV of Tempesto (the same ride as Tigris) located at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, can be seen below:

Tigris teaser video by Busch Gardens:

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