Busch Gardens Tampa


Roller coaster - 54 inches to ride
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Kumba means "roar," and it is a fitting name for this 1993 Bolliger & Mabillard coaster that was once the featured attraction in the park. Riders board 32-seat trains (8 rows, 4 across) that roar along almost 4,000 feet of track. The course features a 135-foot drop, a 114-foot tall loop, a dive loop, a zero-g roll, a cobra roll, and interlocking corkscrews. Seven inversions in total with a top speed of 60 mph.

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Worst roller coaster I've ridden. Non-stop headbanging. Gotten horrible headaches every time I've ridden it. People I have taken on it got sick, too. Montu, Sheikra, Cheetah Hunt, Tigris are so much more enjoyable.

Best coaster in the park (even more intense than Montu in my opinion). This ride changed my life forever, as it is now become my number 1 best coaster of all time. Very intense, feels MUCH faster than you are actually going, and very smooth for an older roller coaster. If I were to ride ONE coaster in this park, this would be it.

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