TAMPA, Fla. – Busch Gardens could be working on another new attraction.

  • Busch Gardens files permits for "Project Jethro"
  • Plans call for demolition, grading work near the old Rhino Rally
  • Busch Gardens is getting ready to open Iron Gwazi coaster this spring

The theme park filed permits at the end of 2019 for a project called "BGT Project Jethro."

The plans involve demolition and grading work in a 1.83-acre area near the former site of Rhino Rally, a safari tour attraction.  According to documents included in the filing, work would also include the "removal of 18,663 square feet of impervious area and construction of 6,944 feet of impervious attraction/walk area."

A closer look at the plans reveals that two new pathways will connect to an existing pathway in the area. An existing "story building" in the area as well as a wood deck and steps will be demolished.

Busch Gardens submitted plans in November for "Project Jethro."  (Photo courtesy of SWFWMD)

The permits come as Busch Gardens prepares for the spring debut of Iron Gwazi, which will be the fastest and steepest hybrid coaster in the world. Busch Gardens' water park, Adventure Island, is also getting a new attraction called Solar Vortex, which will be a dual tailspin slide.

Busch Gardens hasn't said what "Project Jethro" will be.