SeaWorld Entertainment has just filed 3 trademarks, all corresponding with a potential name for a new roller coaster addition, all linked to Busch Gardens Tampa. The names, Tigris, Twisted Tiger, and Uproar all suggest a Tiger theme, which already has people speculating on their meaning.
Two possibilities have been suggested thus-far:
1. The elephant in the room is of course Gwazi, the former GCI dueling wooden coaster that has been SBNO for over 2 years now. Why would Busch leave the ride standing for so long, if it was permanently on the chopping block? The amount of closed and inoperable attractions at the park is growing, and surely must be hurting the park's image.
It's easy to suggest that the park may be looking to turn the ride into an RMC hybrid, considering I don't see many reasons why the ride has not already been demolished. BGT is surely lacking a wooden style coaster, and the steel I-box track would ensure its thrill factor, and longevity in the Florida heat.
2. Some have also speculated that Gwazi may be removed completely, and replaced by a Premier Skyrocket II, similar to Tempesto at sister park Busch Gardens Williamsburg. While this is definitely a huge downgrade, and not exactly too exciting, SeaWorld has been very fond of this model ride recently, and the name Uproar fits the bill.
Even though I wouldn't be too big of a fan, something is better than nothing when it comes to operating attractions. These names would pay homage to the ride that stood there before them, and would begin to turn around BGT's string of bad luck. In a perfect world, I would much rather hope that the former option was being considered considering the amount of land at play.