If your need for speed, dives, drops and inversions outweighs your love for exotic animals, you need to try one of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s many roller coasters. From old-school coasters to modern day innovative designs that include floorless adventures and coasters that reach speeds up to 60 miles per hour Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has a roller coaster to satisfy every thrill seeker’s needs. And if that isn’t reason enough, coaster enthusiasts have consistently ranked several of Busch Gardens’ roller coasters among the top 10 roller coasters in polls. Here are the top roller coasters at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay:
Scorpion – One of only three roller coasters of its kind remaining in the world today, Scorpion is just as unique as it is thrilling with a sting that will have you coming back for more. Scorpion will take you through the desert, reaching speeds of more than 50 miles per hour as you dive into a 360-degree vertical loop. 3Gs of force will then send Scorpion’s victims spiraling forward for a ride you won’t forget!
SheiKra – Designed to make you feel the power and speed of an African hawk, SheiKra is a floorless dive coaster that offers riders a 90-degree drop dangling you over the edge, an Immelmann loop, a second dive into an underground tunnel, a few splashes as the ride comes to a close and all the screams you can handle!
Montu – Located in Busch Gardens’ Egypt area, Montu is the largest inverted roller coaster in the region named for an Egyptian god of war. Montu takes the daring through seven inversions on almost 4,000 feet of track hitting speeds up to 60 miles per hour! Hold on tight as you speed through twisting drops, a giant vertical loop, an Immelmann loop and a zero-G roll for the thrill ride of your life!
Kumba – One of the park’s more gut wrenching roller coasters, Kumba doesn’t waste any time making you turn green as it kicks off with a 135-foot drop that is sure to make you scream! From there, you’ll plunge from 110-feet into a diving loop before speeding through 360-degree spirals and experiencing three seconds of weightlessness. Whew!
Cheetah Hunt – Busch Gardens’ newest thrill coaster, Cheetah Hunt is a triple launch coaster that will make you feel like you’re a real cheetah speeding through the wild on the search for prey. Your hunt speeds you past towering rises before encountering heart-stopping plunges and a trio of launches all at speeds of a real cheetah - 60 miles per hour!
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