Busch Gardens announces high-flying new attraction for 2023

TAMPA, Fla. — Busch Gardens will take guests to new heights beginning next year with the tallest and fastest ride of its kind.


Serengeti Flyer will feature twin dueling arms that progressively sway back and forth, reaching 58 mph and 135 feet high at its peak, Busch Gardens announced Tuesday.

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Aboard the thrill ride, guests will experience multiple negative-G moments before plunging back to Earth, Busch Gardens said.

“Serengeti Flyer’s thrilling ride experience is bound to provide riders with a pulse-pounding encounter that can only be found at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay,” Neal Thurman, Park President of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, said in a news release. “We believe that Serengeti Flyer will be the perfect high-thrill addition to our world-class portfolio of attractions including Iron Gwazi, the Golden Ticket Award Winner for the Best New Roller Coaster in 2022.”

Busch Gardens annual pass members will be among the first to experience Serengeti Flyer when it opens in the spring, the park said.

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