Arguably one of the most underrated roller coasters in the world. Cheetah Hunt is a triple launch, looping steel coaster, and the longest roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa. This nearly 4,500-foot long ride takes advantage of the park's terrain and massive expanse. Riders are launched out of the station to rise into a 270-degree banked turn that descends into a ravine where a second booster launch accelerates the train to 60 miles-per-hour.
Climbing up towards the sky the train navigates a twisted section of track in a 102-foot tall tree, tracing what looks like the Busch Gardens logo. As you descend from the tree there's a great moment of "air-time" as you begin a long journey across the park, including a fun zig-zagging section of track through a ravine with a raging river below.
After a third booster launch riders are inverted in a heartline roll as they begin the journey back to the station. Cheetah Hunt is an overall great ride and is especially popular with younger thrill-seekers because of the 48-inch height requirement.
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Opening date: May 27, 2011
Train has four cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Ride capacity: 1,370 passengers per hour
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall
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