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Tigris

Tigris

roller coaster
Tigris
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Busch Gardens Tampa
Location Tampa, Florida, USA
Status Under construction, planned to open April 19, 2019
Replaced Tanganyika Tidal Wave
Statistics
Manufacturer Premier Rides
Type Steel - Launched
Model / product Sky Rocket II
Riders per train 18
Propulsion LSM Launch
Height150 feet
Top speed62 mph
Length863 feet
Inversions1
HELP
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Tigris is a steel launched roller coaster currently under construction at Busch Gardens Tampa in Florida, USA. The ride is being manufactured by Premier Rides and will open on April 19, 2019. When completed, it will be 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.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Tigris will be a Sky Rocket II from Premier Rides, similar to Tempesto at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Electric Eel at SeaWorld San Diego. The ride will have orange track and black supports and is replacing Tanganyika Tidal Wave, a shoot-the-chutes attraction.

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]