Busch Gardens Tampa (Tampa, Florida, USA)

Operating since 6/18/1999

Roller Coaster · Wood · Sit Down

Make: Great Coasters International


Track:Lion / YellowTiger / Blue
Length:3,508 ft3,508 ft
Height:105.4 ft105.4 ft
Drop:91.8 ft91.8 ft
Speed:51 mph51 mph
Capacity:2,880 riders per hour


Cost:$10,000,000 USD
Trains:4 trains with 12 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 24 riders per train.
Built by: Great Coasters International
Facts:In 2012, the Tiger side of Gwazi was closed down and a path and bridge was built over the loading area.  This path is presumed to allow handicapped access to the Lion side and/or is for fast pass visitors.
Etymology:Gwazi was a mythological creature that had the head of a tiger and the body of a lion.
Notes:The Gwazi originally used 6 car PTC trains in a 2x2 seat arrangement.  For the 2011 season the trains were replaced with Millennium Flyer trains from GCI.

Gwazi - Busch Gardens Tampa (Tampa, Florida, USA)

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Gwazi - Busch Gardens Tampa (Tampa, Florida, USA)