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City to Light Up for Opening of Serengeti Flyer


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New Attraction at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

The City of Tampa will light up Old City Hall, the Tampa Riverwalk, and Downtown Bridges in purple and lime green on February 26 and 27 to celebrate the opening of Serengeti Flyer at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, the world's tallest and fastest ride of its kind. 

The ride officially opens on February 27, and Mayor Jane Castor is excited to welcome this exciting new thrill ride to the Tampa community.

With each swing, riders on Serengeti Flyer will soar higher and higher above Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's expansive 65-acre Serengeti Plain, experiencing multiple negative-G moments before plunging back toward the Earth. 

Serengeti Flyer features twin dueling arms that soar progressively higher, reaching speeds of 68 mph and a maximum height of 135 feet at the ride's peak. Guests will be seated back-to-back in rows of 10 across two gondolas, allowing for 40 guests to experience the ride at once.

"Fasten your seatbelts, hold on tight, and get ready to soar to new heights! Serengeti Flyer is just the latest incredible ride to come out of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay,” Mayor Jane Castor said. “Here at the City of Tampa, we are excited to light up the night sky in purple and green, setting the stage for an electrifying grand opening that you won't forget anytime soon."

Learn more about Serengeti Flyer and other attractions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.