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The SkyRocket IIs are cheap and look cool. They bring in guests and make the park money. I, personally, wish all three had all gone to SeaWorld parks; but regardless, I don't think the calculation is that complicated.

I think a better question is whether adding a flat precludes a RMC of Gwazi in the future.
I don't think it does at all. The foundation is actually a big part of the costs of a new coaster. If you can eliminate the need for that, you still have a great cost savings. Granted you still need to remove the mountain of wood on site.

At this point, I think it's safe to say that BGT is considering their options. Recently the park has been doing better and if SWP&E continues to trend upward in the coming year, it may embolden another coaster addition. I don't think we are looking at a large, high cost project, but something akin to (the cost of) Invadr. Alternatively, The park currently has 3 operating flat rides, 1 of which is a carousel, and another in extended scheduled maintenance.
 
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Zachary

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So to get everything into one place...

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay brings a new level of excitement with a triple-launch coaster to open spring 2019.

An innovative experience, 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, all at 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.

To further solidify Busch Gardens reign as Florida’s thrill ride leader, more news is on the horizon – a second new thrill ride will be coming to the Gwazi area of the park in 2020. To learn more and be the first to know about construction updates, new events and future announcements, fans can join the social conversation using #TakeOnTigris on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Two of the better pieces of concept art:

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Official Website
 

lce729

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I personally love how the avatar for this thread hasn't been set to BGT yet so it's just Patrick
 

Nicole

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An innovative experience, 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, all at 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.“

I’m puzzled. What is “innovative” about a clone, which is in fact the nineth Sky Rocket II? Perhaps they are referring to the paint scheme?
 
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