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Busch Gardens closing Sandstorm for new attraction

TAMPA - Busch Gardens Tampa will close its Sandstorm ride after Sunday to make room for a new attraction in the Timbuktu area of the park. The theme park has scheduled a June 11 news conference to announce details of a new ride, expected to be some sort of drop tower ride similar to one at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, which gives takes patrons a 60 mph vertical descent. Busch Gardens also may announce plans to further renovate the area where Sandstorm has operated since December 1979, theme park enthusiasts who follow attraction developments have speculated in blogs.

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