Cheetah Hunt

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Cheetah Hunt
Cheetah Hunt overview.jpg
An overview of part of Cheetah Hunt.
roller coaster
Busch Gardens Tampa
Location Tampa, Florida, USA
Status Operating since May 27, 2011
Cost $20,000,000[1]
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Manufacturer Intamin
Type Steel - Launched
Model / product LSM Launch Coaster
Riders per train 16
Hourly capacity 1370
Propulsion 3 LSM launches
Height102 feet
Drop130 feet
Top speed60 mph
Length4429 feet
G-force4 g
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Cheetah Hunt is an Intamin multi-launched roller coaster located at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Tampa, Florida, USA. It opened on May 27, 2011.

History[edit | edit source]

In 2010, before the ride was officially announced, Busch Gardens began to release teaser videos. Each video contained a small, computer generated part of the ride. Each one would have a different part of the ride. At this point, the new ride was known as Cheetaka.[2] After five videos, the ride was officially announced on October 13 by park president, Jim Dean.[3] The ride was completed in 2011.

Design[edit | edit source]


Cheetah Hunt features three launches throughout the ride. Parts of the ride travel into trenches and over water, formerly occupied by the Rhino Rally tour ride.

Trains[edit | edit source]

5 trains with 4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 16 riders per train.

Ride Experience[edit | edit source]

Immediately after departing the station the train hits the first LSM launch, which allows the train to crest the first turn and hit the second boost, which propels the ride to 70 mph, straight up into the donut hole.

After circling the donut hole, the ride dives into a shallow ditch, then enters a rapid series of S-curves, over-banked turns, and a heartline roll. The ride then hits the third LSM boost, launching the train through the final twisted segment of over-banked turns and drops before hitting the final brake run.

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