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roller coaster
Busch Gardens Tampa
Location Tampa, Florida, USA
Status Operating since April 19, 2019
Replaced Tanganyika Tidal Wave
Manufacturer Premier Rides
Type Steel - Launched
Model / product Sky Rocket II
Riders per train 18
Propulsion LSM launch (multi-pass)
Height150 feet
Drop135 feet
Top speed62 mph
Length863 feet
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Tigris is a steel launched roller coaster located at Busch Gardens Tampa in Florida, USA. The ride was manufactured by Premier Rides and opened on April 19, 2019. It is the tallest launched roller coaster in Florida.

History[edit | edit source]

In March 2018, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment filed three trademark applications for the names Tigris, Uproar, and Twisted Tiger.[1] Tigris was announced on September 12, 2018.[2] Vertical construction began in December.[3]

In February 2019, the track was completed.

In March 2019, testing began.

On April 4, 2019, Busch Gardens Tampa confirmed that Tigris would open on April 19, 2019. The ride soft opened on April 16 and April 17, however.

Design[edit | edit source]


Tigris is a Sky Rocket II from Premier Rides, similar to Tempesto at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Electric Eel at SeaWorld San Diego. The ride has orange track and black supports and replaced Tanganyika Tidal Wave, a shoot-the-chutes attraction that closed in 2016.

Trains[edit | edit source]

Single train with 3 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 18 riders per train.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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    Tigris on the Roller Coaster DataBase.