Cheetah Hunt reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Cheetah Hunt, a roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa. (The minimum height to ride is 48 inches.)
Written by James Rao
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.
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. - TH Creative
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! - Eric Malone
Very nice ride. The queuing area is interesting with facts about cheetahs as well as the coaster posted as you walk up. The initial launch is enjoyable, and I really liked the distance traveled while on the ride rather than having it all crammed into a small space. Also loved the low, bounding action through the rocks in the middle. It can immerse you in the experience where you feel like you are a cheetah running through the park. - Carl Stovall
Cheetah Hunt is an excellent ride! And it's even better at night! - Karly Tenney
Awesome the speed and thrill is intense but EPIC! My friend nearly vomited! The heartline roll is most terrific! Overall, an imense ride! - Ben Goldby
I was so excited about this ride....I understand not every ride has to a whitenuckler experience. It doesn't make sense to be launched 60mph just to slow to a crawl and never regain speed. If you bill it as a family coaster then its "O K" but isn't Thunder Mountain a family coaster as well? (and a good one) This ride seems to take up too much space and have cost too much money for being so tame. Shoulder harnesses for 1 slown inversion? I think this one sounded better on paper. In addition, watch the prerendered CGI of this before it was built. Looked WAY faster and Busch keeps saying "the new breed of speed". So that's why my negative review. Can't wait for a new coaster from Busch... they usually don't dissapoint. - brian newsome
Very original in its layout. It stretches far in the park instead being a bunch of loops and twists in the same place. Very enjoyable. - Stéphane Gamondes
Wow, what a smooth ride. Slow at times, so chance to see animals while riding a coaster. Love the repeated fast launches. Not too intense, but seems a good long ride, and a very good addition to the range of coasters (already outstanding) at Busch Gardens. I just wish they were nearer to Orlando! - Martin Rees
Love this ride my favorite in BGT - Giovanny Cruz
I have talked with a member and he said it was ment to be a family ride fail Still a good ride not great but good - Manny Rodriguez
Honestly, this coaster wasn't all that intense. Sure it was fun but people are making too big of a deal out of it. MY full honest opinion was that this coaster wasnt any more intense than backlot stunt coaster ant kings island. - Steven D
Really enjoyed this ride; long, twisty and very smooth. My mistake was avoiding the queues and riding in the dark just before the park closed so didn't get the full effect of riding low and fast. - Peter Coulton
Cheetah Hunt is an excellent addition to the lineup of coasters at Busch Gardens Tampa. Smooth, powerful, and a pleasurable mix of ride elements. Easily re-rideable. - Tim Hillman
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