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Gwazi (Busch Gardens Tampa)

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Gwazi
Track
Lion
Tiger
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Busch Gardens Tampa
Location Tampa, Florida, USA
Status SBNO
Operated June 18, 1999 to February, 1st, 2015
Cost $10,000,000 USD
Statistics
Manufacturer Great Coasters International
Type Wooden - Twin
Hourly capacity 2,880[nb 1]
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 105.4 feet
Drop 91.8 feet
Top speed 51 mph
Length 3,508 feet
Duration 2:30
Inversions 0
G-Force 3.5G
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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.

Gwazi closed on February 1st 2015.

Gwazi's trains were reused on Busch Gardens Williamsburg's 2017 wooden coaster InvadR.

Awards[edit]

Mitch Hawker's Best Roller Coaster Poll: wood
Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Ref.
Lion {{{1994}}} {{{1995}}} {{{1996}}} {{{1997}}} {{{1998}}} 32 42 41 41 50 51 53 71 79 89 118 103 98 101 132 {{{2014}}} [1]
Tiger {{{1994-2}}} {{{1995-2}}} {{{1996-2}}} {{{1997-2}}} {{{1998-2}}} 30 33 37 40 44 50 51 64 77 88 116 105 87 96 121 {{{2014-2}}}

Notes[edit]

  1. This is the former capacity with both tracks operating.

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