Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will officially open Tigris, a triple-launch steel roller coaster, on Friday 19 April, just in time for the Easter weekend. The new attraction is Florida’s tallest launch coaster and the ninth coaster in the park’s collection, solidifying Busch Gardens Tampa Bay as Florida’s thrill-ride leader.
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.
Tigris joins a top-rated list of favourites for coaster enthusiasts, including Cheetah Hunt, the park’s longest coaster; SheiKra, a 200-foot tall floorless dive coaster; Falcon’s Fury, a 335-foot freestanding drop tower; Montu, an inverted coaster; Kumba, and Cobra’s Curse to name a few.