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Busch Gardens is getting tallest, fastest, and steepest hybrid rollercoaster in the world featuring a 206ft fall

THE tallest, fastest and steepest hybrid rollercoaster in the world will open next year at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

The new Iron Gwazi ride will drop riders from 206ft in the air with speeds of up to 76mph.

Passengers will be taken along 4,075ft of track, along with three inversions and a 92 degree drop.

Elements of a former wooden rollercoaster will be integrated into the new steel ride, creating the hybridcoaster.

Iron Gwazi will be the 10th rollercoaster at Busch Gardens, alongside favourites such as Cheetah Hunt and Tigris.

Whizzing along a purple track, the carriage is based on a crocodile, a common creature in Florida.

The rollercoaster features drops of over 200ft.

Riders will drop from 200ft

Stewart Clark, Park President of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay said: "Iron Gwazi is the evolution of a classic wooden coaster into a modern icon."

Riders will have to be 48 inches (4ft) to go on, making it perfect for families.

The ride is being designed by Rocky Mountain Construction.

The ride manufacturer is also designing the Jersey Devil Coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay tickets start from $85 (£68).

A new rollercoaster is also coming to SeaWorld Orlando.

The Ice Breaker will open in 2020, and features both backwards and forwards motions.

SeaWorld California is also developing a record-breaking ride with 143ft drops and and speeds up to 60mph.

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