Busch Gardens Tampa’s Rumored 2011 Launch Coaster
There’s been a lot of construction going on at Busch Gardens Tampa as the park prepares for their rumored 2011 roller coaster. The ride first came to light way back in April when plans for the 2011 ride were uncovered on the Web. Since that development, ParkSecrets had posted conceptual drawings and blueprints, but has since removed them. BGTNation has constructions updates here: 8/11 Construction Update | 9/4 Construction Update
Yesterday, Busch Gardens Tampa posted the image above to their Facebook & Twitter pages. It’s hard to tell, but it appears that the track may confirm the rumor about the ride being an Intamin launch coaster. Rumors also suggest that the ride will stay close to the ground and feature multiple launch sections. And, as with all of the park’s excellently themed coasters, the ride will be themed after an African animal. The video below from the zoo VP hints at the cheetah theme that’s making the rounds.
Also the park has been producing these construction videos:
Watch more of the park’s videos here: Busch Gardens Tampa’s YouTube Videos
My Favorite Theme Park(s) Could Get Even Better
I can’t wait for the official announcement for this roller coaster! It may bring me back to Florida in 2011 even though I need to make trips to a few new states like Texas, Missouri, & Minnesota. Cheetaka, if that’s its name, will likely be another world-class, well-themed masterpiece from Busch Gardens Tampa like Montu, Kumba, & SheiKra. The Busch parks are my two favorite theme parks, this ride could put the Tampa park ahead of the Williamsburg park in my opinion. But, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is set to have an announcement about their plans for 2011 AND 2012 soon. We’re going to be treated to some exciting news over the next few weeks.
What’s Your Take?
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