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|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Type||Steel - Floorless - Hyper - Diving|
|Riders per train||24|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||70 mph|
SheiKra is a steel roller coaster located at Busch Gardens Tampa in Tampa, Florida, USA. Built by Bolliger & Mabillard, it was the first Dive Coaster in North America as well as world's tallest and fastest ride of its kind. In 2007, two years after it opened, SheiKra was converted into a floorless roller coaster.
SheiKra officially opened on May 21, 2005. It was the first Dive Coaster in North America.
On May 28, 2007, SheiKra was closed to modify the trains. Just two weeks later on June 16, the ride reopened with the new floorless ride experience.
The name "SheiKra" is derived from a Shikra, a hawk that is known to dive straight down for its prey.
The water brakes.
- "SheiKra - Busch Gardens Tampa - Roller Coasters". https://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/coasters/sheikra.
- "Busch Gardens Africa Switching To Floorless Trains For SheiKra". Ultimate Rollercoaster. https://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/news/stories/20070209_02.shtml.
- IAAPA Trade Show - Johnny Upsidedown
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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