After several lengthy delays due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has finally announced today that their much anticipated new Iron Gwazi roller coaster will officially be opening in March 2022.
Though this ride is already built, it has been standing but not operating since 2020, with guests only catching a glimpse of it in action when the attraction completes test runs on a near-weekly basis. And though some may be disappointed that this attraction will not be opening in time for Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's Howl-O-Scream event, it looks like we only have a few more short months to wait for this attraction to open.
When it opens this gator-inspired attraction will be the world's fastest and steepest hybrid wooden/steel roller coaster, plunging riders from a 206 foot-tall peak into a 91-degree drop all while reaching top speeds of 76 miles per hour. Riders on Iron Gwazi will experience a dozen airtime moments, including three inversions. And though we can't ride this attraction just yet, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has released an official POV video for this attraction, which you can check out below:
Though the delay to 2022 may be a little bit of a bummer, we're excited that this thrilling new attraction will be getting the grand opening it deserves! Will you be checking Iron Gwazi out next year?