TAMPA, Fla. – Busch Gardens' Tigris has been named one of the best new attractions of 2019, according to USA Today's annual readers' poll.

  • Busch Gardens' Tigris among best new attractions of 2019
  • The rankings were determined by USA Today readers in annual poll
  • Tigris opened in April and features three launches

The new coaster ranked third overall on the 10Best New Amusement Park Attraction category.

"Tigris is unlike anything we had in our coaster collection and this was the perfect addition to our unrivaled collection of adrenaline-pumping attractions," Busch Gardens Tampa Bay president and general manager Stewart Clark said in a statement. "This new attraction is a testament to our continuing investment in the park and brings new and innovative experiences to our guests."

Tigris, which was manufactured by Premier Rides, opened in April.  The coaster features more than 1,800 feet of steel track and three launches that send riders forward and backward.

USA Today's rankings were determined by readers who voted from a list of 20 nominees from December 5 through December 30.  

Other new Florida attractions that made the list include SeaWorld Orlando's Sesame Street Land at No. 1 and Universal's Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at No. 7.

For the full rankings, visit 10best.com

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