Busch Gardens Tampa’s newest ride - Tigris opens April 19, and we’re so excited for the latest thrill coaster, we’ve come up with five reasons you should be excited too!

It’s Florida’s Tallest Launch Coaster
When it opens, Tigris will be Florida’s tallest launch coaster! With more than 1,800 feet of steel track and 150-foot height, Tigris offers plenty of twists, turning drops, forward and backward motions and super-fast speeds, which brings us to our next point.

The Speed
Much like its namesake, Tigris will launch you up to scream-worthy speeds. After rolling back through the station you’ll launch in the reverse direction hitting speeds up to about 50 mph. You’ll come back through one more time for a final launch speed of 62 miles per hour!

You’ll learn About Tigers
Tigris takes its inspiration from the tiger. The name pays tribute to the world’s largest cat species, Panthera Tigris. As you wait to ride Tigris learn you’ll learn more about the dangers tigers face in the wild as well as Busch Gardens’ conservation efforts to save them in the ride’s queue. Additionally, Tigris is located in the Stanleyville section of the park next to the Jungle exhibit, which houses the park’s endangered Bengal tigers, so when you’re done with the ride pop on over and learn even more about tigers.

Quick Queue Unlimited
Busch Gardens knows Tigris is going to be popular, which is why they are offering Quick Queue Unlimited of the new ride. With the Quick Queue Unlimited you’ll get front-of-line access to Falcon’s Fury, Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra, Montu, Kumba, Cobra’s Curse, Scorpion, Stanley Falls Flume, Sand Serpent & Congo River Rapids. Plus, exclusive one-time use front-of-line access to Tigris!

Busch Gardens’ 60th Anniversary
Tigris is the centerpiece of Busch Gardens’ 60th anniversary celebration this year. In addition to the new ride, the theme park is also celebrating with free beer all year and new pin-trading.

Busch Gardens Tampa also recently announced a second new thrill ride will be coming to the Gwazi area of the park in 2020. Stay tuned for more details.