Mack Rides To Build Busch Gardens Tampa's 2016 Attraction?
We're back with installment number five in our "BGT Project 2016" construction update series. Since our last visit to the construction site this past weekend, more ride footers have appeared on the eastern side of the work site, and plumbing work has begun near the Edge Of Africa Construction wall. While the park hasn't confirmed what type of attraction will be coming to the park, The BGT Buzz strongly believes that Mack Rides will be building the attraction. Our claim is strongly supported by one of our photos taken at the construction site this past weekend. For the latest details and over 15 pictures from the construction site, be sure to check out our latest construction update in the area below.
Over at the construction site, crews have been hard at work preparing for the installation of a new pipeline & sewage irrigation system, as mentioned in the publicly filed blueprints with the SWFWMD. Throughout our visit to the project site, we were able to see crews excavating pipes from the existing irrigation system.
Visible from the Crown Colony Café balcony, more ride footings have appeared on the eastern side of the construction site. Workers were spotted installing these new ride footings in addition to the existing ride footings on the western side of the construction site near the Montu rollercoaster. Be sure to check out our (previous update) to see those pictures.
Over by the Cheetah Hunt walkway leading into the Edge Of Africa, construction walls have nearly enveloped the walkway, providing guests with little room to maneuver around the obstruction. Behind the walls, the railway crossing that also serves as a guest walkway has been completely excavated. Crews are also working on irrigation systems in this area of the construction site as well.
To address our previous claim: We strongly believe that German based ride manufacturer, Mack Rides, will be building Busch Gardens Tampa's 2016 attraction. Pending further review on an image taken by The BGT Buzz on 5/2/2015 at the construction site of BGT Project 2016, we came across a wooden box with a white shipping label attached to the side with the words "MACK" printed in black lettering. Therefore, this leads us to our claim. Remember, the park hasn't made an official announcement at this time, making this only a speculation until it is confirmed by the park.
To give our readers a better view, we've included our original photo, pictured first, followed by the zoomed in image, followed by the logo of Mack Rides.
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