Posted Thursday, October 28, 2004 10:36 AM | Contributed by figment
Following the press conference for SheiKra at Busch Gardens Tampa, BGTguide.com posted the animation and photos from the event.
Link: BGT Guide
Thursday, October 28, 2004 12:09 PM
SheiKra? What the heck does that mean? If I'm pronouncing that right it sounds like a veggie.
Thursday, October 28, 2004 12:19 PM
I think that somebody in one of the other threads around here allready stated that the name is that of a African bird of prey that dives down on it's dinner. Btw, that footage of the rides looks awesome. There is so much more too it than most people thought. Spring can't come fast enough.
Thursday, October 28, 2004 12:24 PM
It is a African bird mainly associated with wooded and forest edge habitats. Occurs mainly in higher rainfall areas in the more arid north and eastern regions it is occurs mostly near water.Thats what it is... It relates to the waterfall your probably going through and the bird dives through the stone tower for the second drop.
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Thursday, October 28, 2004 2:15 PM
Well in that case, it sounds like they really researched the name ;)
Thursday, October 28, 2004 8:07 PM
Anyone know the background music in the vid.?
Saturday, October 30, 2004 3:06 PM
I am 100% sure that BGT is going to be receiving my admission money next year. This ride looks great. Its awesome to have a new Dive Machine layout finally being constructed.
2005 is shaping up to be a good one. Plenty of unique rides have already been announced and this just adds to it.
Hope this winter's a fast one.
Sunday, October 31, 2004 11:51 PM
From the video it is hard to tell how much vertical drop under ground there is? Anyone have stats on that and how it compares with other drop coasters? Where are the other four drop coasters anyway? I know Oblivion is in England.