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Gwazi Tiger
Website: Busch Gardens Tampa Homepage
Ride Type: Wooden Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.0149
TPC Overall Rank: #160 out of 2899 rides.
Reviews: 75
Last Review: 4/30/2008 6:42:00 AM
In User Top 10: 48 times.
User Tracker Count: 276 times.
 


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3 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Steve NY on 4/30/2008 6:42:00 AM
Let me start off by saying that theres little variety between the two Gwazi tracks. Bringing up the point of two tracks, Busch Gardens doenst even duel this woodie anymore which really is disappointing (I was totally unaware that I could ask for them to duel it so drat). As Ive said before, I like aggressive rides like the Cyclone. This was aggressive for a majority of the ride for the wrong reasons. It was way too bumpy and I felt like I was riding my car through a construction site in New York. The first drop though was very good and many of the following hills had decent air as well mixed in with good speed. This could be an outstanding coaster, but it just is too bumpy and is nothing other than average.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up SFne201004 on 3/24/2008 8:25:00 PM
I enjoyed this side more than the Lion side. I think this side is more intense, and just overall more fun. Both sides were good, fun, out-of-control woodies.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up roxy on 12/26/2007 4:59:00 PM

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up T-Rex on 12/6/2007 5:53:00 PM
Im going to start off by saying that I dont mind aggressive wooden coasters, which Gwazi certainly is. Unfortunately, the park doesnt duel this anymore, but I asked and they did and it really improves the ride. The ride itself was fast and furious, as there were many high speed turns and close calls with the other train. Also, there were a few good moments of air-time during the ride. The ride was pretty rough though.

2 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up ginzo on 10/14/2007 11:25:00 AM
This isnt the worst woodie that Ive ever been on, but its pretty awful. I remember having one good ride on it last year at Howl-o-Scream, but my two subsequent rides tuned me in to why this coaster is so consistently bashed. It jackhammers. It transfers kinetic energy to your spinal column with vicious efficiency. I generously give this ride a 2 because I think its a good lay out and there are certainly worse woodies out there (J2, SOB, etc.). What this is doing in Busch Gardens is beyond me.
Oh, and "Voyage reminds me of Gwarzi."

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up snowyqueen on 8/16/2007 10:39:00 PM
Definetly my farite wood coaster along with the other half.it was fast and bounced around alot totally amazing

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up ibluv on 3/24/2007 5:14:00 PM
Eh, very average and forgettable as far as woodies go. Some air, some roughness, but nothing too spectactular. Ive been on worse, but Ive also been on far better. IMO the dueling was the only thing this coaster really had going for it, and both sides were running with two trains apiece, which was great for capacity, but they were being dispatched at random intervals. Maybe if I had asked they wouldve obliged me.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Steven D. on 1/7/2007 11:06:00 PM - User's Top Ride #10
This is a good woodie that is very similar to its counterpart, the Gwazi Lion. It had lots of speed, banked turns, and one big drop at the beginning, but not as much airtime as Id have liked. It wasnt dueling when I visited the park, either, but it was still a great, out-of-control ride.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coaster05 on 11/26/2006 9:29:00 AM
I found the two side to be pretty similar so part of this review is identical. APPEARANCE-9 A very majestic looking woodie, with small hints of theming, but to be honest we were in a hurry and I didnt see anything fantastic. CAPACITY-5 Just stupid use of everything. First they dont duel it anymore unless you ask, which we did. Second they check the seatbelts, then the lapbars, needing two full passes to do this. No way should a duel racing/dueling coaster take this long. BG go to Hershey and see how it is done. RIDE QUALITY-9 Good out of control feeling with some air. This ride definately takes no prisoners. The Tiger side seemed to give a little more air which helped the ride quality. FUN-9 A great time was had as we went ripping through the course no questions asked. Plenty of good laughing as we ran the course. RERIDE-8 As much as I liked it I hate waiting in poorly run lines and that is definately what this one had. Improved capacity and this would be a no brainer. OVERALL-40 AVG-8.0 I actually felt like these were more fun, but that line just sucks the life out of you before you hit the coaster. Other than that I see no reason why these coasters get such a negative reputation. I though they were both great rides.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up B&M Fan on 9/7/2006 12:58:00 PM
I am re-rating this ride. After riding it today, i was extremely dissapointed. I have never been on such a rough wooden coaster. It was bone shaking, in a bad way. Sat in the front, normally a better ride, was holding on to the handle bar for dear life. Will not ride this again.

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