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Cheetah Hunt

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 9 out of 10

Roller coaster
Minimum height to ride: 48 inches

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Cheetah Hunt is an Intamin launch coaster that includes three launches, a heartline roll, and many more airtime features. The attraction also features an adjacent cheetah experience where park guests will be able to learn more about the cheetah, through interactive displays. Fans complained about the ride's name when the park announced it, but Busch Gardens clarified that it's the cheetah doing the hunting on this roller coaster chase.


Packs a great punch with nice combination of speed, airtime, theming and surprises! Biggest gripe is that the loading process is pretty sloppy and most of the ride is spent either waiting for the first launch or on the brake run.
This has become one of my faves. Many times I have been on a coaster that had great theming up to the ride and then it was just another coaster. With this ride one can easily imagine they are the cheetah on the hunt. Very impressed.
If you want a smooth ride that is fun but not too intense, this is a very good coaster. It's also a good, long ride. For me, though, I would rename it "Buzzkill." You launch at 60 mph, only to slow immediately to a crawl. It was such a letdown. The next launch takes you straight up a hill - and slows to a crawl again. The third launch was fun, though, because it led to some decent airtime. The best part of the ride was the track twisting through the rocks and water. Overall, I was expecting this to be more intense because of the way Busch had promoted it.
Fantastic roller coaster with a fantastic layout! Cheetah Hunt is smooth, fast, and exciting. It also traverses a large area of the park which makes it unique compared to other coasters that are centered in a compact area. Do this ride first as it usually builds up a line rather quickly in the morning. 9/10
The smoothest roller coaster I have ever been on. Some unique movements as well.
Excellent ride and SO SMOOTH!! Love everything about it 10/10 No doubt
For what it is, it's a great coaster. Decent speed, a long ride time, and great scenery make up for a lack of traditional coaster thrills. There is a burst of speed but the payoff is lost as you immediately travel uphill and lose your momentum. Get there first thing when there is a short line, when the wait time is still worth it! 6/10.
Busch gardens did a fantastic job on this ride, I consider it a must ride. It deserves a 10.
I'm not a "coaster guy." I prefer dark rides, stories, and immersive entertainment. But Cheetah Hunt not only ranks as one of my favorite coasters, it’s in the top ten of my favorite attractions. The launches, speed and effortless turns make this an extraordinary theme park experience.
It's not quite your average coaster: the three launches make it seem like a one-trick pony, but it has a lot of airtime to it and it's an extremely entertaining coaster experience. It says the coaster lasts three and a half minutes, but it sure doesn't feel like it. Not to say that it's not, of course! Lines are currently quite excessive most days, so get to the park before it opens and be the first in line to ensure an enjoyable wait!

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