Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has finally given us an opening date for Iron Gwazi, announcing the much-anticipated roller coaster will open in March 2022!
Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC), Iron Gwazi will be North America’s tallest hybrid coaster and the fastest and steepest hybrid coaster in the world; reaching 206 feet tall, featuring a 91-degree drop and reach top speeds of 76 mph. The journey will include 3 inversions and 12 airtime moments as it races along more than 4,075 feet of purple steel track, and features RMC’s patented I-Box Track technology.
The coaster was set to open in Spring 2020 before the worldwide shutdown due to the pandemic caused long delays in the opening timeframe.
“Iron Gwazi has been highly anticipated by roller coaster enthusiasts around the world since we first announced this new legend. Due to the unprecedented challenges over the last two years, Iron Gwazi was delayed, and we recognize the delay has disappointed our fans. We appreciate the patience our guests have shown.” said Neal Thurman, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Park President.