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Robert Niles
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POV video of Busch Gardens' Cheetah Hunt

Published: May 25, 2011 at 1:10 PM

We'll be at the media preview tomorrow for the opening of the new Cheetah Hunt roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa. In the meantime, though, here's a point-of-view video of the new ride, to whet your appetite.

Thoughts?

Replies (20)

Adam Nodjomian

Published: May 25, 2011 at 1:14 PM

Looks awesome, cannot wait to ride it!
Todd Houts

Published: May 25, 2011 at 2:29 PM

I was a little disappointed until the first brake run - then it turned into a low-to-the-ground feels-like-you're-running-along-like-a-Cheetah ride. And I realized it is like three different rides back-to-back. An out-and-back with a wonderful view of the park at the turn around (and a few surprises before part two); a terrain coaster; and an airtime/rush to the finish coaster. Bravo, BGT!
99.127.132.124

Published: May 25, 2011 at 2:38 PM

It looks very impressive. I was a little dissapointed with the very first part, but once it got to the second launch it looked amazing. I agree with Tom, it looks like 3 different coasters put together.
Mark Migliaccio

Published: May 25, 2011 at 3:10 PM

I'm very impressed. The beginning looked a little slow, but it's a nice calm part. This looks like it is going to be a great roller coaster. BGT and Intamin did good here.
Steph Ramos

Published: May 25, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Wow....this ride has some SICK airtime!! Awesome awesome!! XD
Dominick D

Published: May 25, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Looks fun! The beggining started to get me think, It gonna be slow? When I go to BGT (which is in who knows when), Ill check it out.
Daniel Etcheberry
Writer

Published: May 25, 2011 at 5:52 PM

When the coaster goes over water, it really feels like a cheetah hunting its prey.
99.127.132.124

Published: May 25, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Sorry, i meant Todd.
Tyler Bell

Published: May 25, 2011 at 6:50 PM

outsanding length.
Terri Pierce
Writer

Published: May 25, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Cannot wait to make a side trip to ride it. Probably be at least another year though.
Anthony O'Neal

Published: May 25, 2011 at 10:07 PM

WOW! That looks fun!
65.78.148.68

Published: May 26, 2011 at 12:37 AM

Looks like terrific, smooth fun, lots of speed and airtime--but when have you seen a Cheetah do a corkscrew while running? lol Seriously, though, looks like a winner...
94.173.9.23

Published: May 26, 2011 at 1:05 AM

Thats a cracking caoster. Alot longer than it looks too, so many hidden elements. A bit like Rita at Alton Towers.
Don Neal

Published: May 26, 2011 at 5:33 AM

Agree with earlier posters, started out unimpressive but once it got going, it seems really smooth, quick, and like a lot of fun to ride.
Tim Odom

Published: May 26, 2011 at 7:39 AM

It's fun to compare the virtual POV video Busch released when they announced this to this actual POV. It seems to go much slower than they originally announced, with this video being about 37 seconds longer. It looks like fun, though it does look like it needs a bit of a speed boost at the start. The terrain hugging stuff looks fantastic, though, which has been what I have been looking forward to since they announced it.
24.144.112.186

Published: May 26, 2011 at 7:44 AM

I watched the POV and was astounded! I just love how smooth and fast (although a mite slow at parts) this ride is! I live in Dover, a suburb of Tampa, and the park is reasonably less that 20 miles from here. I'm getting a Fun Card for its admission (not to mention Adventure Island's, which I have yet to see) so I can ride CH!
Ed Newman

Published: May 26, 2011 at 7:55 AM

Wow....Thanks for posting this Robert. Looks even better than I had hoped for, and the length is amazing. Another winner added to the BGT lineup. We'll definitely be heading down there this late Summer or early Fall.
Joshua Counsil

Published: May 26, 2011 at 8:03 AM

Great length and use of the terrain. I think that second launch at 0:15 could use a little more juice, but beyond that it looks great.
71.76.160.53

Published: May 26, 2011 at 9:03 AM

i like it it look faster wen ur on it then wachin it on the ground
24.94.156.137

Published: May 29, 2011 at 7:56 PM

I loved this coaster, the best part was the twists over the river. I thought it was worth the hour and a half wait to ride it this first time but I'll be waiting for the crowds to thin before riding again.

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