SheiKra the ride at Busch Gardens – Tampa

SheiKra the ride can be found in Busch Gardens.

It’s not a dream – or a nightmare. It’s SheiKra: A fierce, floorless, blazing-fast thriller in the heart of Busch Gardens.

After a 200 foot climb, this cunning coaster takes you just over the edge of a true 90-degree drop. And stops. For 4 seconds, you find yourself looking down – straight down – at the ground below as you’re held suspended above it.

Then, you plunge straight toward the ground, racing at speeds of more than 70 miles per hour. An Immelmann loop and a second vertical dive into an underground tunnel end with a surprise twist for those who look on – because with SheiKra, even they cannot escape.

Height to ride – 5″4

Ride Duration – Approx 2:04

Attraction ticket review – This was AWESOME!!!! Definately one for the thrill seeker’s, every time I watch this one You tube I wish I was back there.

Rock a Doo Wop – Busch Gardens, Tampa

Rock a Doo Wop is a show that can be found at Busch Gardens

They roll up their jean legs and slick down their hair daily to put on the coolest show in the park. Staged at Stanleyville Theater, this rollicking rock show features the greatest hits of the ’50s and ’60s.
Guests will enjoy favorite songs like “This Magic Moment” and “Sherry” as they travel back in time to the doo wop era.
Eight singers and dancers bring it all to life with fun costumes and entertaining routines.
The stars of Rock A Doo Wop perform at the Marrakesh Theater.

Show Schedule times – 10:30, 12:00, 1.30, 3:00, 4:30

Review – This wasn’t my cup of tea, but if you want to inpress your grandma or grandpa take them to this show – they will love a good dance along 🙂

Critter Castaways at Busch Gardens, Tampa

Critter castaways is at the Garden Theater, located in Bird Garden at Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida.

When our expert animal trainers turned their attention toward some rescued and shelter animals in need of a home, a show was born, along with quite a few four-legged and feathered stars.

Using the same sort of encouragement-based training philosophy our animal trainers use throughout our parks, a cast of unlikely characters comes together to create a side-splitting show with surprise twists that will have the whole family laughing from beginning to end.

Dogs and cats, ducks and doves, potbellied pigs and a few surprise animal stars entertain guests with a spectacular tribute to the human and animal connection and just how much fun it can be.

Show Schedule times – 11:00, 3:00, 4:30

Review – It must have taken the trainers an awful long time to get the animals to do all of this especially at the correct timing, it was great, definately one which is good for all the family.

A is for Africa at Busch Gardens

A is for Africa is a musical performance that brings tales of imagination and adventure to life with Elmo and his friends, performing daily at the Sesame Street Safari of Fun’s Sunny Day Theater.

Show Schedule times – 11:30, 1:00, 3:45, 5:00

Review – This was so much fun, my kids loved it and if I’m being honest I actually really liked it too 🙂

Elephant Insider at Busch Gardens, Tampa

Elephant insider is a tour featured in Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida.

Get an insider’s look at how Busch Gardens cares for one of the world’s largest land animals. Go behind the scenes to meet the keepers and observe how they train and work with these incredible animals in their state of the art facilities.

Price – $19.95 plux tax per person (ages 10 and up)

Duration – 45 minute experience

Jungala Insider at Busch Gardens, Tampa

Jungala is a 4-acre (16,000 m2) family attraction featured in Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida featuring up-close animal encounters, rope bridges to explore three stories of jungle life, and a water-play area for children. Also located in this area are two family attractions: Jungle Flyers, a zip line that offers three different flight patterns above the treetops of the new area, and Wild Surge, a shot tower that launches guests above a waterfall. Another attraction is Tiger Trail, which is a walkthrough with tigers where there is also a glass turret where you can look out right in the middle of the tiger enclosure.

Get an insider’s look at Jungala and discover how the world-class attraction was designed to be immersive for guests and naturalistic for the animals. Go behind the scenes to meet the keepers and observe how they care for these endangered Bengal tigers and Bornean orangutans.

Price – $19.95 plus tax per person (ages 5 and up)

Duration – 45 minute walking tour

Attraction ticket review – This get’s very very busy so beware you won’t get much time to look at the tigers, however it is great when you do – you go up a ladder to a clear dome that looks into the tiger pen, its to the side I think it would be much better in the middle so you can get more of a chance to see the tigers real close other than that little moan the overall experience was fab.

Serengeti Safari – Busch Gardens, Tampa

Serengeti Safari featured at Busch Gardensm, Tampa, Florida. This opened in 1965 and was the first of its kind to offer animals in a free roaming environment.

Feel yourself being swept away to the African veldt on an open-truck tour that takes you up close to the wonders of our 65-acre Seregeti Plain, where you’ll meet some magnificent animals.

Get nose-to-nose with a giraffe. Learn a thing or two about zebras you never knew until you got this close. Understand exotic species like bongo, eland and ostrich as your guide helps bring you closer to the wildlife and wild places in this world we share.

Photo opportunities on the Serengeti Safari are unbelievable. Be sure to bring your camera so you can share your Serengeti adventure with everybody back home.

Price – $33.95 plus tax per person (ages 5 and up)

Duration – 30 minute open-truck tour

Attraction Ticket Review – This was great, you get so close to the animals, was just an amazing experience and would definately do it again.

Hate Cheetah Hunt Name, Prefer Cheetaka? Well Tell Busch Gardens

NB: Guest post from www.usrentacar.co.uk blogger James Thomas

Hi all,

Yesterday Busch Gardens announced their new 3 launch roller coaster Cheetah Hunt, the new ride due to open in Spring 2011,features 3, 0-60 mph seperate launches during the ride and initial videos and descriptions have got people salivating at the prospect.

The launch of this new ride was one of the worst kept secrets in launch history, it felt like we all new ever detail of this ride including  the name Cheetaka or did we….

In the end it appears Busch Gardens got one over on the internet and used Cheetaka as a spoof or working name while actually keeping the real name (Cheetah Hunt) safe for the official launch.

However the great PR has not stopped as an online petition has began to try and convince Busch Gardens to switch the name to Cheetaka. You can sign the petition here

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/cheetaka

I imagine the petition has sighted the recent success of the online petition that convince Gap to shelve plans to alter their logo.

Some cynics (well me) have come up with the crazy concept that perhaps this is a double bluff by Busch Gardens to drum up further PR for their new ride, if it is, I applaud your marketing team!

What do you think?

Is their much in a name?

Regards,

James

NB: Guest post from www.usrentacar.co.uk blogger James Thomas

Busch Gardens Unveils New Coaster Cheetah Hunt

Busch Gardens have finally announced the worst kept secret in theme park land, that they are indeed launching a new coaster due to open this spring.

Dubbed “Cheetah Hunt” it will represent the first ever launch coaster at Busch Gardens and will accelerate riders from 0-60 at breath taking speed three separate times during the ride. It will have three separate launch points throughout the ride and a 130-foot initial drop, and may pass over the linked animal encounter named “Cheetah run” it will also pass through a manmade canyon.

It appears that the initial name of Cheetaka has been shelved, which is a shame cos I believe its a lot catchier than Cheetah Hunt.


Launches: Launch 1: 30 mph, Launch 2: 60 mph, Launch 3: 40 mph
Track Length: 4,429 feet – more than three-quarters of a mile
Maximum Speed: 60 mph
Maximum Force: 4G
Height: 102 feet
Ride Duration: Three and a half minutes with loading and unloading, about one minute of ride time.
Vehicle: five trains, 16 passengers per train
Guest Capacity: 1,370 guests per hour
Height requirement: 48 inches

Theme Parks To Make Major Announcements

attraction tickets .info is eagerly awaiting announcements today from two Florida heavyweight theme parks.

Busch Gardens and SeaWorld are both expected to announce additions to their arsenal in a joint press conference in London and Orlando.

www.attraction-tickets.info believes Busch Gardens will officially announce the launch date of their new coaster believed to be called Cheetaka.

We also believe that SeaWorld owned Discovery Cove will announce the construction of a new coral or swimming area, to be positioned just to the right of where the dolphin swim takes place…

All of these announcements come on the back of some very interesting news from the Baker Leisure Group who have stated their intention to build a Orlando Thrill Park, the rumored park is billed as 78 acres of roller coasters — some so high an FAA waiver would be required for guests to ride them!! hmmm