Busch Gardens 2013 Attraction
UPDATE 2/27/2012: Permits reveal new location of Sandstorm attraction.
It’s been rumored for the past few months that Busch Gardens Tampa would be getting a new attraction for 2013, an attraction that would likely replace the Sandstorm attraction in the Timbuktu section of the park.We got confirmation of this today, thanks to new permits filed with the City of Tampa. The permit says:
RELOC EX “SANDSTORM”;CNSTR “2013 RIDE”
Which, in plain English, means they will be relocating the existing Sandstorm ride and starting construction on their “2013 ride“. Here’s screenshot of the permit:
While we still don’t know exactly what the new ride will be, rumors suggest that it could be some kind of drop tower ride, something which the park doesn’t have. Considering Busch Gardens Williamsburg just got a new drop tower last year, Mach Tower, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched for Busch Gardens Tampa to get a similar attraction. Now we just wait until an official announcement is made.