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Scorpion

Busch Gardens Tampa

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Feel the "sting" of Scorpion's terrifying 60-foot drop and 360-degree vertical loop at speeds reaching 50 mph. Scorpion is a classic compact looping roller coaster from renowned coaster builder Anton Schwarzkopf.

See related: Scorpion Pictures

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1980 Steel Looping Twister Schwarzkopf
  • Height
    65
    feet
  • Drop
    60
    feet
  • Length
    1,805
    feet
  • Top Speed
    50
    miles per hour
  • Inversions
    1
    upside down elements
  • G-force
    3.5
    G's
  • Ride Time
    2 minutes, 15 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Number Of Trains
    2 - 20 passenger
     

Scorpion Facts & History

Inversion: 39-foot Vertical Loop

Opening date: May 16, 1980

Train has five cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 42 inches tall

Where to Coast

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