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Python (Busch Gardens Tampa)

Python (Busch Gardens Tampa)

roller coaster
Python
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Busch Gardens Tampa
Location Tampa, Florida, USA
Status Defunct
Operated July 1, 1976 to October 31, 2006
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Designer / calculations Ron Toomer
Type Steel
Model / product Corkscrew
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height72 feet
Top speed40 mph
Length1200 feet
Inversions2
Duration1:08
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Python was a steel roller coaster located at Busch Gardens Tampa in Tampa, Florida, USA.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Chain lift hill
Double corkscrew

Trains[edit | edit source]

2 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.

Incidents[edit | edit source]

On July 10, 1976 a newspaper reporter died after riding the Python. It is believed he suffered a heart attack.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

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