As time passed, the inclement weather neared the park and Busch Gardens distributed ponchos to the stranded guests to keep them dry throughout the frustrating ordeal. Eventually, the rain started pouring and the Tampa Bay firefighters were forced to evacuate guests from the ride in the pouring Florida rain!
Two and a half hours later, all guests were safely evacuated from the ride vehicle and thankfully, no injuries were reported!
In the end of this terrifying ordeal, all guests, maintenance workers, and rescue workers walked away unharmed with quite the story to tell their family and friends! These types of incidents are very rare, but when they do occur, the Busch Gardens team handles them with the utmost professionalism. I congratulate them for doing just that!
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