Busch Gardens Posting Amazing Resources During Coronavirus Closure!

Busch Gardens might be closed due to the pandemic, but the park is doing a great job communicating with fans and providing educational resources.  Just because the park is closed doesn’t mean it’s empty, there are hundreds of animals to care for including two cheetah cubs.  Continue reading

Scorpion at Busch Gardens Gets a Paint Job

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Oh heyyy, Scorpion 😍

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This paint job on Scorpion (the park’s oldest coaster opened in 1980) looks amazing!  When it opened almost 40 years ago its original paint scheme featured orange track and black supports, but this changed to red track with blue supports in a 2004 repaint.  Continue reading

Demolition of Rhino Rally is Underway @BuschGardens Making Way for Project Jethro

Riding the Skyride today was surprised to see the demo of Rhino Rally. Here’s a video I made of it. Pretty large crew onsite that spent the day taking apart the former queue that was left abandoned for years after the ride’s shutdown.

Online you can find info about permits filed for “Project Jethro” on the near 2 acre site. Seems like this may be the place for the 2021 follow-up to Iron Gwazi. Conjecture is a “giant swing” similar to Finnegan’s Flyer in Williamsburg. Seems like a good logical follow-up after 2 expensive coasters the 2 previous years.

21,638 feet @BuschGardens

Flipping through a travel magazine and saw this cool spread with fun facts about Busch Gardens. 21,638 is the combined length of all the coasters in the park (to be made longer by Iron Gwazi later this year). That’s about 4 miles of track you can ride! The park having 300 animal species as well as the animals eating about 2 tons of food a day was also pretty cool. No word on how many tons of food a day the humans eat…