Tanganyika Tidal Wave

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Tanganyika Tidal Wave
Busch Gardens Tampa
Location Tampa, Florida, USA
Coordinates 28°02′15″N 82°25′32″W / 28.03757998°N 82.4255589°W / 28.03757998; -82.4255589
Status Defunct
Operated June 15, 1989 to April 10, 2016
Replaced African Queen Boat Ride
Replaced by Tigris
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Shoot-the-Chute
Height 55 feet
Track length 1,300 feet

Tanganyika Tidal Wave was a Shoot The Chute built by US manufacturer Arrow Dynamics previously located at Busch Gardens Tampa in Tampa, Florida, USA. The attraction was 1,300 feet long and culminated in a 55-foot drop.[1]


Tanganyika Tidal Wave opened on June 15, 1989 and replaced the African Queen Boat Ride river cruise ride. It reused many of the former attraction's troughs and theming, with a new 55-foot drop added at its end.[2]

Tanganyika Tidal Wave closed on April 10, 2016. It remained standing but not operating until it was demolished in 2018 in preparation for Tigris.[3] The attraction's queue and station remain, as does some of its rockwork that is now used in Tigris' queue.


  1. Hickman, Breuse (July 28, 1989). "New ride makes splash at Busch Gardens". Florida Today. Retrieved September 24, 2021.
  2. "Tanganyika Tidal Wave". Retrieved September 24, 2021.
  3. "Tidal Wave Demolition Under Way at Busch Gardens Tampa".

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