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|Manufacturer||Great Coasters International|
|Type||Wooden - Twin|
|Hourly capacity||2,880[nb 1]|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||51 mph|
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Gwazi was a twin wooden roller coaster located at Busch Gardens Tampa in Tampa, Florida, USA. The name Gwazi originates from a fabled creature with the head of a tiger and the body of a lion. Accordingly, the two sides are named "Lion" and "Tiger". The roller coaster opened in 1999, a few months after Florida's other twin roller coaster, Dueling Dragons (now Dragon Challenge) opened. The ride is one of 3 twin GCIs, the other 2 being Lightning Racer at Hersheypark and Joris en de Draak at Efteling.
Gwazi closed on February 1, 2015.
Gwazi's trains were reused on Busch Gardens Williamsburg's 2017 wooden coaster InvadR. However, GCI CEO Clair Hain stated in an interview that the frames were the only part of the trains that were reused.
In April 2018, beige markings were sighted on parts of the coaster's support structure, indicating that some sort of demolition work is due to take place soon. The park has not yet confirmed if or when it will take place.
|Mitch Hawker's Best Roller Coaster Poll: wood|
- This is the former capacity with both tracks operating.
|Roller coasters at Busch Gardens Tampa|
|Present||Air Grover • Cheetah Hunt • Cobra's Curse • Kumba • Montu • Sand Serpent • Scorpion • SheiKra|
|Former||Gwazi • Python|