Busch Gardens Tampa teases its new attraction for 2011
Busch Gardens Tampa's dropping some hints about its as-yet-unnamed new attraction
* for 2011.
Here's a video from President Jim Dean:
* Update: I pulled SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment's trademark applications for this year, and that all but officially confirms that the ride will be named Cheetaka, so I've gone ahead and renamed the listing page for this project.
My guess is that it's some high-speed thrill ride involving dinosaurs. From the size of the lot they're building on they don't have room to make a roller coaster, so I'm guessing it's gonna be some indoor attraction.
Screamscape has rumors from good sources saying it will be a cheetah themed Intamin Rocket Coaster. It would make sense as it is African and speed themed, describing a Cheetah and an Intamin Rocket Coaster. Plus, in the video, the guy runs super speed at the end...
Bring on Cheetakah
That could be the real name :-) No matter what type of coaster it is, it will be a welcome addition to the park. These Busch Gardens parks always have great theming to go along with their collection of world-class coasters. Very excited.
I'm just impressed that Busch Gardens is willing to reach out to the blogsphere. Good marketing.
If some of the speculations are correct the ride will be a launch coaster with some world firsts (rumors I heard is the number 4, that is 4 world firsts). But rumors are rumors and until I hear something official from Busch Gardens I won't believe them 100%. But if it is true, how cool would it be to have a new launch coaster with a vertical tower element and loops and still be able to get those speed and air time thrills over those hills.
The Busch/Sea World parks have always been good at reaching out to online media, and it's clear that they are trying hard to stay current in their marketing and promotional strategies.
If you want a launch coaster, though, Intamin's pretty much the choice over B&M, which doesn't have launch as much through its repertoire.
Premier would be my choice for a launcher. Since they solved their restraint systems on their spaghetti-bowl coasters, they've had a run of successful installations including Revenge of the Mummy, one of the highest rated coasters on TPI.
Cool marketing. I feel so honoured.
Nice personnel message…. Good job..
Well, My Thought's are Name Cheetah Ka Is Very Similar too Kinda Ka. And I have also heard rumours that its going to be a Intamin Based Roller coaster. Which will be fast. and also will be the longest Steel Coaster In America! I have also scene leaked Layout Plans for the ride which covers most of the park. in a certain area of the park. so I think it's going to be Rocket Coaster Part of the plans shows a top hat which is featured on Top Thrill Dragster and Kinda Ka. and The Ride will have 3 Launch Sections Threw out the ride. That's all i possibly know at the moment.
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