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Tiger themed attraction for BGT? 2019??

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by SilverArrow, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Sanchezmran

    Sanchezmran Well-Known Member

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    You bring up a good point here. I know Busch won't be able to match numbers of Disney or Universal (in fact Sea World parks went down in visitor numbers last year right?) but a Sky Rocket isn't going to attract tourists in the region. They really need to offer something unique or actually good.

    I don't know why I keep complaining on about this. The ride is coming and there's nothing we can do about it lol. So I guess... yay +1?
     
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    That’s the point though. They’re not Disney or Universal. Seaworld as a company has gradually been transforming into a regional company a la Cedar Fair and Six Flags. If that’s how they’ve been able to turn attendance around at their parks, more power to them. Not every park in Central Florida needs to be Disney or Universal.
     
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    I know Busch isn't trying to be like Disney or Universal who focus on creating immersive areas and attractions, but central Florida is still a destination region for many. Millions of tourists flock into the area each year, obviously for Disney and Universal. My point was that if Busch wants to grab other people's attention, they should invest in a more exciting ride. A Sky Rocket isn't going to convince the peeps visiting Orlando to come over to Tampa for a day.
     
  4. gavin

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    I'm starting to think it might not be a bad idea.

    They're never going to compete with Star Wars and Potter, so maybe it's better to shove in a filler attraction that year?

    Nobody goes to Florida for Busch. They just pick up a percentage of Disney and Universal's visitors. More visitors to Orlando = more visitors heading out to Tampa for the day.

    Doesn't it make more sense to build something bigger on a "down" year for Disney and Universal?
     
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    I'm going to Florida this summer, visiting SWO and BGT but not any Uni or Disney parks, I'm fed up of them :p
     
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    Why, out of interest, @MakoMania? I know it's all a matter of opinion, but IOA was my personal favourite park in Florida when I last went in August 2016. Are you just more interested by coasters + animals than theming, if you get what I mean?

    With regards to this, I don't think it's too bad of an idea. As @gavin said, I reckon it will help BGT rack up a percentage of Disney and Universal's visitors, although I'm not sure if I agree about 2019 being a down year in Florida, what with Dragon Challenge's replacement, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, amongst other major things, coming in 2019. I don't think Florida ever really has down years anymore, to be honest!
     
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    1)I'm broke and SWO/BGT are good value
    2)Their coasters are the best IMO, especially Mako :)
    3)I just don't get excited by Uni/Disney's recent additions.
     
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    Galaxy's Edge is scheduled to open in Late Fall of 2019, which if I had to guess is around the time Episode IX is released. So even with BGT being more of a regional park, the only real competition they'll face is the Potter Coaster (and possibly a Jurassic Park attraction). Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway is the only ride coming to WDW Resort by Summer 2019.
     
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