It's official: It's
CheeTaka Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens Tampa
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment sent an e-mail reminder that it will announce its new attractions for Busch Gardens Tampa and Discovery Cove via video presentations on their Facebook pages tomorrow morning. (Here's the link to Busch Gardens' FB page
, and to Discovery Cove's
The press release attachment's filename? "CheeTaka and Reef Announcement Advisory_Reminder.doc"
So I guess the name's official, huh?
Update Oct. 13: Nice misdirection! The name is actually "Cheetah Hunt." Well-played at keeping the name secret, Busch Gardens.
Watch the video for an on-ride simulation of this Intamin launch coaster, plus more detail within the park's announcement.
At first glance, it looks like an awful fail for a park that promotes animal conservation to be naming a ride for an animal hunt. But on second look, I can see the ride as referencing the cheetah *escaping* hunters. Thoughts?
Also: Take a good look at this Cheetah Hunt, Busch Gardens Williamsburg fans, because its description sounds a lot like the new coaster for 2012 that the Virginia park has promised. That would continue the recent practice of bringing a new coaster to one BG park, then one much the same to the other park the next season.
And...... It's not CheeTaka apparently. Looks like it is named Cheetah Hunt. For reference: www.cheetahhunt.com and the BG Facebook page.
Looking at their FB page, it will be called "Cheetah Hunt".
I was thinking more along the lines of a Cheetah on a Hunt...
I would think that the name "cheetah hunt" is meant to be the cheetah hunting other animals.
Yeah, I took it as 'cheetah on the hunt' too, especially when you look at the front of the car (which is a stylized cheetah.) Since the car itself is a 'cheetah', and the thing goes 60mph, then I would guess it would be a cheetah on the hunt.
I agree, what came to mind was Cheetah Hunt-ing. I don't see why Mr. Robert went the other way with it.
I agree, it's the Cheetah doing the hunting. I can't wait to ride it. I like that the launches aren't that fast. Us older folk need to preserve as much gray matter as possible.
While the name change is a clever deception from enthusiasts, I think Cheetakah is a much better name than Cheetah Hunt. Looking forward to riding this some toime in the future though!
I find the name appalling! The coaster looks great, but why use a name that could be interpreted to hunting animals? Whether or not that is what the name refers to is not revealent- the only things that matters is how people perceive it. I read the name and thought it meant that we the guests were on a pretend HUNT for cheetahs. What a horrible name for an attraction at a zoo!
Certain sections of the track look aufully similar to Maverick over at Cedar Point, but that was an intamin coaster as well, so I can understand them using the same elements for different rides, like the curving track through the rock-themed walls and the 2 heartlined rolls one after another, and the nearly-staight-up hill.
Ugh... I don't care about the name sounding like us hunting cheetahs because I wouldn't mind owning a few more cheetah-printed clothing items (I JOKE!!!!)
Actually, there will be a 'Cheetah Run' alongside Cheetah Hunt, it's the animal enclosure where that they are putting in to accompany this coaster.
This video is hysterical! I love how they keep having to edit the words "Cheetah Hunt" into the video.
Tasty! Kinda reminds me of Maverick @Cedar Point. Just change the name to Cheetaka good lord!!
So does Cheetah hunt mean no more water portion of the Rhino Rally? or were did they just stop doing that section of the ride while they were doing construction? I would say that taking that part of the ride out of Rhino Rally would severly lesson the experience..... and although I think Cheetah Hunt sounds awesome, Rhino Rally seemed like it was made for all people (not just thrill seekers) so I hope it's not going downhill due to the new project.
I think I did read that the water portion of Rhino Rally is no more. I guess it maybe it was too problematic to keep and so Cheetah Hunt takes priority. Cheetah Hunt (Cheetakah) looks awesome. It does look like it's more of a thrill ride though. I guess Busch Gardens is a thrill park and they are just going to lean heavy toward thrills. They have some great kiddie rides, but I don't think the middle ground is their strength. They are nice parks I'm sure, but looking at thier roster I guess it's just more for thrillseekers. Having said that, the ride looks awesome. The multiple launches, track length, and views from the track would be the biggest perks of it in my book.
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