Roller coaster fans have a lot to look forward to this spring, as both Busch Gardens and Adventure Island roll out two new thrilling rides for our adrenaline rush.
Fox 13 reports the parks are just months months away from opening the new Iron Gwazi at Busch Gardens and the Solar Vortex water slide at Adventure Island.
The Iron Gwazi at Busch Gardens is a record-breaking hybrid of steel and wood. Andrew Schaffer, Director of Design at Busch Gardens says it’s North America’s tallest, and the world’s fastest and steepest hybrid coaster.
Schaffer is quoted as saying..
“It’s 206 feet tall, it’s going to drop you down a 91-degree drop at 76 miles per hour. There’s three inversions on the attraction and 12 airtime moments. It’s a very dynamic and very fast attraction. It’s going to be really fun.”
And if you prefer the water park rides, Adventure Island’s Vice President Brandon Thom says that nearly all of the pieces for the new Solar Vortex slide at the water park are in place, and it’s already making a name for itself.
Thom is quoted as saying..
“It has two dual spin tail features, which is the only ride in America that can say that!”
Andrew Hatcher, Solar Vortex’s project manager added this about the ride..
“There are two features where riders will shoot in one side, bank around a sharp turn, then shoot out the other. It also has these very unique AquaLucent features, and what they act as is LED effects. So, the sun, the natural Florida sun shines through, it’s pitch black inside except for these see-through translucent effects, and it creates an awesome, awesome experience.”
The opening dates will be announced soon. But for now take a sneak peek below at some behind the scenes of these new exciting rides:
And to get you in the mood for these rides, take a look at people around the country enjoying other parks, coasters, and rides…
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