Python was a steel corkscrew roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Tampa. Built by Arrow Development in 1976 and opened on July 1, 1976, it was the first roller coaster since the park's opening in 1959. The ride was located in the Congo section of the park near Stanley Falls Flume and Congo River Rapids.
The ride received a repaint in 2003, the trains were also painted with the park's current logo, switched from the classic Python logo.
Python was permanently closed on October 31, 2006, and demolished for scrap shortly after. The removal of Python was necessary to make way for the park's Jungala attraction, and was part of the largest renovation in Busch Gardens' history.
Along with Python, the area's Tiger's Den gift shop, and Python Soft Serve have been torn down as a part of the Congo renovation.
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