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SheiKra

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roller coaster
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
Model / product Dive Coaster
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height200 feet
Top speed70 mph
Length3,188 feet
Inversions1
Steepest drop90°
Duration2:20
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SheiKra is a steel roller coaster located at Busch Gardens Tampa in Tampa, Florida, USA. Built by Bolliger & Mabillard, SheiKra was the first Dive Coaster in North America. Two years after it opened, SheiKra was converted into a floorless roller coaster.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Trains[edit | edit source]

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.[1]

Name origin[edit | edit source]

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

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