Here’s when Iron Gwazi will open at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. — Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has announced an opening date for its new coaster, Iron Gwazi.

The ride will open on March 11.

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Busch Gardens said the ride is North America’s tallest, fastest and steepest hybrid coaster.

Iron Gwazi will plunge riders from a 206 foot-tall peak into a 91-degree drop, reaching top speeds of 76 miles per hour.

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Busch Gardens said riders on Iron Gwazi will experience a dozen airtime moments, including three inversions, as they sink into crocodile-inspired thrills.

Elements of Gwazi, the classic wooden coaster, are integrated into the ride. The new coaster also features all-new thrill components and a reimagined track layout, Busch Gardens said.

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Annual pass members can be one of the first to ride Iron Gwazi during exclusive preview days.

To learn more about the coaster, click here.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.