Busch Gardens building world’s fastest hybrid coaster
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay says it’s building the fastest and steepest hybrid roller coaster in the world.
The Florida-based theme park said last week that the 200-foot (60-meter) coaster also will be North America’s tallest hybrid roller coaster when it opens next year.
A hybrid roller coaster has a mixture of wood and steel building materials.
The coaster is a reincarnation of the park’s Gwazi ride, an old wooden roller coaster that closed in 2015.
Over the last 60 years, we’ve made a LOT of history… & we’re not done yet. This spring, Tigris will debut as Florida’s tallest launch coaster. In 2020, Busch Gardens will be home to North America’s tallest hybrid, & the fastest, steepest hybrid coaster in the world. #2020Rising pic.twitter.com/MWfMQpEh9Q
— Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (@BuschGardens) March 1, 2019