|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|Designer / calculations||Ron Toomer|
|Model / product||Corkscrew|
|Riders per train||24|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed40 mph
History[edit | edit source]
Python opened on July 1, 1976. It was the park's first roller coaster, as well as Florida's first roller coaster to go upside down.
The ride was repainted in 2003, the trains were also painted with the park's current logo, switched from the classic Python logo.
Python closed on October 31, 2006. The removal of Python was necessary to make way for the park's Jungala attraction, and was part of the largest renovation in Busch Gardens' history. Along with Python, the area's Tiger's Den gift shop, and Python Soft Serve have been torn down as a part of the Congo renovation.
Design[edit | edit source]
Trains[edit | edit source]
Incidents[edit | edit source]
On July 10, 1976 a newspaper reporter died after riding the Python. It is believed he suffered a heart attack.
References[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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