The IAAPA events for November 2019 have been officially announced!Continue reading
An important announcement has been released involving this year’s ACE Day at Busch Gardens. Please read the general correspondence below from the Florida Regional Representative, Michael Christopher:
For three solid years, coaster fans would dream and wonder what would become of Gwazi at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida. After it’s closure in 2015, it stood dormant for an extended period before any type of plan was released to the public. In early 2019, a limited amount of information was released putting the final nail in the coffin for the iconic dueling wooden coaster that fans had either loved or hated: Gwazi would be reborn as a new Rocky Mountain Construction I-Box coaster.
On September 12th, Sea World Orlando announced the addition of their sixth coaster, Ice Breaker. A multi-launched, family-style coaster manufactured by Premier Rides.
On the morning of September 12th, Busch Gardens announced a new coaster for the park opening in 2019. Tigris will be a Premier Rides Sky Rocket II coaster, similar to ones located at other Sea World Parks. Standing at a height of 150 feet, Busch Gardens has classified it as Florida’s tallest launching roller coaster.
After the conclusion of the ACE Election in 2018, our Florida Regional Rep Chris Kraftchick, was promoted to Regional Director. In his replacement, Assistant Rep Michael Christopher will assume the role or Regional Rep for Florida. Congratulations to them both on their promotions!
Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon is expected to open to the public April 6th in Universal Studios Orlando. Passholders were invited via e-mail to attend a scheduled preview as long as they were early enough to respond to their e-mail. I was not one of those lucky enough to schedule my preview online. Instead, during normal operating hours, my group (along any other guests who “asked”) was invited to test out the new “Virtual Queue” for the attraction. Continue reading