|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|An overview of part of Cheetah Hunt.|
|Type||Steel - Launched|
|Model / product||LSM Launch Coaster|
|Riders per train||16|
|Propulsion||3 LSM launches|
Top speed60 mph
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. After five videos, the ride was officially announced on October 13 by park president, Jim Dean. 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]
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.
Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Details leak out about Cheetaka. Orlando Business Jounral
- Full details on Busch Gardens' new Cheetah roller coaster and habitat – video/photos. Attractions Magazine
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
|Roller coasters at Busch Gardens Tampa|
|Present||Air Grover • Cheetah Hunt • Cobra's Curse • Iron Gwazi • Kumba • Montu • Sand Serpent • Scorpion • SheiKra • Tigris|
|Former||Gwazi • Python|