|Type||Steel - Launched|
|Model / product||Sky Rocket II|
|Riders per train||18|
|Propulsion||LSM launch (multi-pass)|
Top speed62 mph
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. Tigris was announced on September 12, 2018. Vertical construction began in December.
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]
References[edit | edit source]
- Busch Gardens Tampa Project 2019 Rumors. Touring Central Florida
- Busch Gardens reveals plans for Tigris, Florida's tallest launch roller coaster. Tampa Bay Times
- Busch Gardens Tampa's Tigris Track Arrives + The Ride Goes Vertical!. NewsPlusNotes
|Roller coasters at Busch Gardens Tampa|
|Present||Air Grover • Cheetah Hunt • Cobra's Curse • Iron Gwazi • Kumba • Montu • Sand Serpent • Scorpion • SheiKra • Tigris|
|Former||Gwazi • Python|