TAMPA, Fla. -- Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is set to launch its newest coaster this spring.

  • Tigris coaster set to open this spring
  • Ride vehicle has arrived at Busch Gardens
  • Tigris will the tallest launch coaster in Florida

At 150 feet, Tigris will be the tallest launch coaster in Florida.

As anticipation builds for Busch Gardens' newest attraction, the ride reached another milestone recently.  The first ride vehicle for Tigris has been delivered and placed on the track.

The theme park shared a first look at the ride vehicle on Wednesday.

"It's a bird, it's a plane, it's…Tigris trains on the track!," Busch Gardens wrote on Twitter.

Earlier this month, the theme park announced that crews had finished installing the coaster's track

The coaster will travel more than 60 mph along more than 1,800 feet of steel track. It will also feature drops, twists, an inverted heartline roll, and forward and backward motions.

An official opening date for Tigris has not yet been announced.

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