Tallest launch coaster in Florida coming to Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay announced a new roller coaster, Tigris, which will be Florida’s tallest launch coaster. “Tigris will catapult riders through an exhilarating array of looping twists with forward and backward motion, breath-taking drops, a 150-foot skyward surge, and an inverted heartline roll, all at more than 60 miles per hour,” according to a press release. “Tigris will race riders along more than 1,800 feet of steel track designed to mimic the awe-inspiring agility of the world’s largest and most powerful cat – the tiger.” The new coaster opens in Spring 2019.