Sunday, November 18, 2018

IAAPA Expo: Busch Gardens Tampa 'Takes the Tigris Cake' at the Show

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Busch Gardens Tampa and Premier Rides are super excited over the development of Tigris, the theme park's new launched roller coaster.  Opening in 2019, Tigris will be Florida's tallest launch coaster, hitting a maximum height of around 15 stories above the park.

To help show just how excited Premier Rides is to be building Tigris at Busch Gardens Tampa, they baked a cake!  No really!  The photo above shows a model of the Tigris coaster train, but believe it or not it's made of cake.

Scott and Carol were there for the unveiling of the Tigris cake, which was presented by Andrew Schaffer, Director of Design and Engineering at the park, and Jim Seay of Premier Rides.

When complete, Tigris will feature three launches that will send the train roaring to the top of the ride at more than 60 miles per hour.  While at the top riders will slowly move through a heartline roll, totally inverting at 150 feet in the sky.  The rest of the course features steep dives and a non-inverting loop.