SheiKra

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SheiKra
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Busch Gardens Tampa
Location Tampa, Florida, USA
Status Operating since May 21, 2005
Cost $13,500,000 USD
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Floorless - Hyper - Diving
Product Dive Coaster
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 200 feet
Drop 195 feet
Top speed 70 mph
Length 3188 feet
Inversions 1
Angle 90°
Duration 2:20
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SheiKra is a diving roller coaster located at Busch Gardens Tampa in Tampa, Florida, USA. Built by Bolliger & Mabillard, SheiKra was the first Dive Coaster in North America as well as world's tallest and fastest.[1] In 2007, two years after it opened, SheiKra was converted into a floorless roller coaster.

Design

Elements

Color scheme

SheiKra has a red track and blue supports.

Trains

3 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 8 across in a single row, for a total of 24 riders per train. A car from SheiKra was on display at B&M's IAAPA 2005 booth.[2]

Name origin

The name "SheiKra" is derived from a Shikra, a hawk that is known to dive straight down for its prey.

Photo Gallery

References

External links

  • SheiKra on the Roller Coaster DataBase.