We have an update coming from Busch Gardens Tampa today, where the website Touring Central Florida has revealed that permits have been filed to completely demolish the remains of Tanganyika Tidal Wave. The attraction has been closed for 2 years now, and if you view one of our latest videos on our YouTube channel, it is one of two locations for future expansion.
While it is not a guarantee, this makes our guess/speculation of a Premier SkyRocket model a lot more likely. While I'm not a fan of the idea, I am totally okay with them finally demolishing the SBNO attraction, and replacing it with something new.
Closed rides at eyesores, and bad for business, as they represent a park that may be struggling financially, and look dilapidated/unsafe to the general public. Unfortunately, this will probably result in something happening to Gwazi's site being stalled for a little longer. It's a shame because that ride is front and center and can be seen from across the park. But in my opinion, parks should follow a guideline of remove or replace. An empty lot of land is better than one that holds an attraction that isn't operating.