But we’re hearing some are getting to ride the newest coaster at Busch Gardens TODAY! Creative Loafing says today is the “soft opening.” Some of my Facebook friends say this is pretty much for pass holders though. I’m super excited because I get to take it for a spin… or it’ll spin me… tomorrow. Watch my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I’ll post it to Q105’s socials too!
Officially, though the wait is almost over. Tigris, Busch Gardens’ triple-launch steel roller coaster, will open on Friday, April 19, 2019. It’s Florida’s tallest launch coaster and the ninth coaster in the park’s collection.
From Busch Gardens: “Tigris will catapult riders through an exhilarating array of looping twists with forward and backward motion, breath-taking drops, a 150-foot skyward surge, and an inverted heartline roll, reaching a top speed of more than 60 miles per hour. Tigris will race riders along more than 1,800 feet of steel track designed to mimic the awe-inspiring agility of the world’s largest and most powerful cat –the tiger.”