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Iron Gwazi vs Gwazi: Battle of Busch Gardens Wooden Coasters

Iron Gwazi vs Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa: Which is better?

There has been a trend recently in the roller coaster/ theme park world.

We have seen it take place with Steel Vengence at Cedar Point, Goliath at Six Flags Great America, Twisted Timbers at Kings Dominion and currently in the works, Wildcat’s Revenge at Hersheypark, scheduled to open this year.

If you don’t know, the trend involves classic wooden coasters getting what we call, “the RMC treatment.”

RMC or “Rocky Mountain Construction” is a manufacturing and constructions company famous for its I-Box track and topper track design for wooden coasters.

In total, they have revamped 20 coasters, usually gorgeously combining steel and sometimes the original wood frames of the coasters to revive them as brand new thrill coasters.

They have crafted the same treatment for Busch Gardens Tampa’s Gwazi Roller Coaster, reborn as the immensely popular Iron Gwazi, a wooden dueling roller coaster boasting two separate tracks.

But is the new version better?

Today, I will discuss the two versions by comparing the histories, learning about the changes and key differences to determine which is the best version at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

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10 Best Restaurants Near SeaWorld Orlando For EVERY Budget!

There’s nothing a ThemeParkHipster loves more before or after a long park day than a big delectable meal, right? So today I’m going to break down the 10 best restaurants near SeaWorld, so you won’t have to travel too far from the fun for delicious eats!

And don’t worry, even though these are our favorite SeaWorld Orlando restaurants, they aren’t too far away from Disney or Universal either!  

So feel free to try out any one – or two of them – on your next Orlando theme park day!

Now, let’s get this countdown started – cuz we’re getting hungry! 

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2023 Best SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass Benefits You Can’t Miss!

Being a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass Member has its benefits. Not only do you get to go anytime you like, SeaWorld makes sure its Annual Pass Members feel like VIPs.

SeaWorld Orlando is one of the few aquatic theme parks left in the nation that can be enjoyed as a half-day or whole-day park, depending on your goals for that day.

However, it is quickly becoming a park that may need a whole day to conquer.

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Manta at SeaWorld Orlando is INCREDIBLE and Here’s Everything You Need to Know About It

Are you ready to conquer one of the nation’s top flying roller coaster rides? Then the Manta SeaWorld Orlando experience is one that you must do!

Here you’ll get to glide through what it will feel like to be a giant ray in the ultimate SeaWorld thrill ride.

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear how much roller coaster enthusiasts love the twists, scares, drops, and speeds of Manta.

Let’s go through everything that makes this Florida flying coaster amazing!

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Kraken Roller Coaster at SeaWorld Orlando

5 BEST SeaWorld Orlando Rides You MUST DO in 2023!

Are you ready to take on the BEST SeaWorld Orlando rides for your visit?

Even this solo traveler has some firsts and recently, I completed another one!

At the urging of some friends, I was convinced to visit SeaWorld Orlando for the first time ever. I went in with little research, which I would never recommend you do.

The only reason I didn’t was that I was being guided by very knowledgeable and trusting annual passholder friends and I wanted my experience to be pure.

SeaWorld Orlando opened just two years after Magic Kingdom on December 15, 1973.

With the addition of Discovery Cove and Aquatica parks, it’s the third of the SeaWorld Chain and the message and theme is the same: Conservation and the Ocean.

Almost 50 years since its opening, the park brings in 4.6 million visitors every year.

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ALL SeaWorld Orlando Roller Coasters RANKED (2023)

Welcome adrenaline-seekers to another list of potentially stomach-dropping experiences! Today, we focus on (cue the drumroll please) the SEAWORLD Orlando roller coasters!

This is the place that brought high-thrill roller coasters and cute waddling penguins together. That’s paradise right there folks! 

For those of you who have been living under a rock and don’t know what SeaWorld is, it’s a theme park crossed with a marine zoo that is committed to protecting the biodiversity of the planet.

But just for the sake of this article, we are going to take penguins out of the equation. I know, I know, very sad.

However, we are going to be exploring the five different low-to-high thrilling roller coasters at SeaWorld Orlando.

We are pulling apart speed, height, intensity, and all those thrill factors so that YOU can pick your favorite.

Ready? Set! Buckle up!

The ride is starting!

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7 Surprising Reasons You MUST Ride Mako at SeaWorld Orlando in 2023

Are you ready to conquer one of the world’s top hypercoasters? Then the SeaWorld Orlando Mako ride experience is one that you have to do!

Here you’ll get to plunge through high thrills in order to know what it would feel like to be a Mako shark.

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear how much roller coaster enthusiasts love the twists, drops, and intense weightlessness of the ocean’s fastest shark.

Let’s go through everything that makes this Florida hypercoaster incredible!

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