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Iron Gwazi—set to be North America’s tallest hybrid coaster and the fastest and steepest hybrid coaster in the world—is set to debut at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in March 2022.

The new ride will plunge riders from a 206-ft.-tall peak into a 91-degree drop and reaching top speeds of 76 miles per hour. The journey will include a dozen airtime moments, including three inversions, as it races along more than 4,075 ft. of purple steel track. There will be a 48-in. height requirement.

“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, in a press release statement. “We’re finally able to confirm that we will be delivering on the next-level thrills that our coaster fans crave and expect from Busch Gardens, when we open this incredible coaster this spring.”

Iron Gwazi will be the 10th roller coaster to join Busch Gardens’ lineup of roller coasters and thrill rides, including Tigris, Florida’s tallest inversion, SheiKra, a 200-ft., 90-degree drop coaster, and Montu. 

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