It's official: It's
CheeTaka Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens Tampa
Published: October 12, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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.