SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens have a great year ahead of them with two coasters coming to the Florida theme parks.
During a dual press conference this morning (9/12) the parks announced new attractions coming to ALL of their Florida parks next year.
Busch Gardens’ Gwazi is transforming into Iron Gwazi, North America’s tallest and the world’s fastest and steepest hybrid coaster. Iron Gwazi will be 206 feet tall, feature a 91-degree drop and reach speeds of 76 miles per hour. Busch Gardens said the elements of the former wooden attraction will be integrated into the new ride’s steel track, which will allow for an entirely unique experience. The new hybrid coaster is going to represent a crocodile, which is the largest living reptile and the overall inspiration for the ride’s adaption.
Adventure Island in Tampa will also see a new ride coming in Spring 2020: Solar Vortex. It will make its debut as the first dual-tailspin waterside in the United States. According to Seaworld, this new family thrill will feature three AquaLucent experiences, which will harness the power of the Florida sun to descend colorful patterns into the slide as riders reach speeds up to 20 miles per hour.
Aquatica will also be getting a new ride coming in 2020: Riptide Race.
SeaWorld’s new coaster coming Spring 2020 FINALLY has a name: Ice Breaker. The ride will feature four launches, both forward and backward, as well as the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida, which will be a 93-foot tall spike with a 100-degree angle.
Some cool things to keep in mind: Busch Gardens will be celebrating its 60th anniversary and Adventure Island will be celebrating their 40th. Busch Gardens is known for celebrating with some awesome beer! I cannot wait to try out these new additions.
[Source: WFLA NEWS CHANNEL 8]