Gwazi Review

We're here at Busch Gardens Tampa. For this review, we're going to have to go back in time to November 2007 when I rode this ride. After getting in the trains, we're off. First we go through some sort of predip sort of stuff. I'm not quite sure what it is. But it's fun for Pre Lifthill Stuff. Then we head straight for the lifthill. Now on Gwazi, the two lifthills are facing away from each other. So you can't really get in the coaster racing mood as you don't have the other side to make enemies with. But for me, the other side of Gwazi was completely closed, so it's not like it really mattered as I wouldn't have been able to coaster race anyway. After turning away from the lifthill, we get a good look at the mess of track right in front of us. And before we know, we are heading down the first drop. We pick up a good amount of speed from the first drop, but it doesn't really excite us. We then rise up into the wood and then start to turn around. We then dip back towards the ground where we see a very bright flash. That, ladies and gentelmen, is the on ride camera. Then after that, we head through a little straight track before twisting up itno another hill. We then twist down a little and head straight into another turn. After that, we rise up and then twist down a little. We may be doing alot of stuff on the ride, but not much is really happening on the ride. We then go through a turn before dipping down into yet another banked turn. This banked turn eventually just leads up into another turn. We then go through a another dip before going through a bunny hop. (And no, you don't get any airtime on this bunny hop.) We then twist up, before heading down into another banked turn. After that long banked turn, we dip down before heading back up into another long turn. And after that, we head straight for the brake run. While Gwazi is definetly an impressive looking ride, there's just not too much to this ride. You don't get to many forces nor does anything really happen. I'm sure it would've been better if I was coaster racing during my ride on Gwazi. But then again, I didn't think it was really that good of coaster racing if you arne't even facing each other during the lifthill. Gwazi may look impressive, but don't worry. You're not missing much.


Location: Busch Gardens Africa

Opened: 1999

Built by: Great Coasters International

Last Ridden: November 19, 2007

Gwazi Photos