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Revision as of 17:23, 12 September 2019

Iron Gwazi
roller coaster
Busch Gardens Tampa
Location Tampa Bay, Florida, USA
Status Under construction, planned to open 2020
Replaced Gwazi
Manufacturer Rocky Mountain Construction
Designer / calculations Alan Schilke
Type Steel - Hyper - Hybrid
Model / product IBox Track
Height206 feet
Top speed76 mph
Length4075 feet
Steepest drop91°
Airtime points: 12 - HELP

Iron Gwazi is a steel roller coaster currently under construction at Busch Gardens Tampa in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA. It will be a Rocky Mountain Construction IBox conversion of the former Gwazi wooden roller coaster and is opening in 2020.



On September 12, 2018, when Tigris was announced, Busch Gardens announced that a new thrill ride would take Gwazi's place.

In late 2018, a permit confirmed Rocky Mountain Construction's involvement.

In early 2019, track removal from the Gwazi structure began.

On March 1, 2019, Busch Gardens officially confirmed that the ride would be North America's tallest, and the world's fastest and steepest hybrid coaster and that it would be over 200 feet tall. They also confirmed Rocky Mountain Construction's involvement.[1]

Later in March, an FAA permit was filed confirming that the ride would be 210 feet tall.

In April 2019, the arrival of some of the ride's first track pieces confirmed that the ride would have purple track.

The ride was officially announced on September 12, 2019.