Posted Wednesday, October 27, 2004 10:51 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Busch Gardens Tampa announced today SheiKra, a B&M dive machine. It will feature a 138-foot vertical drop through a tunnel and 3,188 feet of track.
Read more from Busch Gardens Tampa.
Well let's see, there were $118 tickets to Florida from Pittsburgh last week, wonder if they're still available ...
I just wish they would show more artwork on the site, or a track layout. I guess I'll just have to make a trip to find out!
It has 2 vertical drops!!! I wonder if both will have the holding brake. a three minute ride, granted the lift will probably be very long, but this is a tight looking ride!
*** This post was edited by Turbo 10/27/2004 11:10:59 AM ***
Set among the jungle ruins of a once-mighty African civilization, SheiKra will carry riders up 200 feet at 45 degrees, then hurtle them 70 mph back toward the ground at a 90-degree angle. It will be the first coaster of its kind in the Americas and only the third in the world. Similar diving coasters in England and Taiwan can’t match the height, speed and intensity SheiKra will offer.
SheiKra is the first dive coaster to incorporate an Immelmann loop, a water feature, and a second 90-degree, 138-foot drop through an underground tunnel. The ride also includes a 360-degree climbing carousel. SheiKra’s 3,188 feet of steel track offers a total ride time of just over three minutes.
“With its adrenalin-pumping vertical drops, high speed, multiple coaster elements and overall experience, SheiKra is certain to fulfill thrill seekers’ expectations and solidify Busch Gardens Tampa’s standing as the state’s coaster king,” said Dan Brown, executive vice president and general manager, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
So Actually the first drop will be the first drop over 200 feet in florida.....very cool
Not everyone likes coasters.
Ok Heads I go to Florida, Tails I go to New England ;)
I know this shouldn't surprise me, but it does.
I wonder if we'll see one of these come to BGW in the ensuing years? only time will tell...too bad the layout can't be re-created in RCT2 though as the vertical coaster lacks inversions:( & I also would have to say that they could've chosen a slightly better color scheme for the ride,something with a nice jungle green perhaps because the red/blue color scheme looks too similar to that which is used on any superman themed coaster within the SF chain.
I also would have to say that they could've chosen a slightly better color scheme for the ride,something with a nice jungle green perhaps because the red/blue color scheme looks too similar to that which is used on any superman themed coaster within the SF chain
I dont think the GP (99.99% of the park goers) would even compare the color scheme to superman lol lol, heck they probably dont even track coaster like that!
I'm VERY pumped about this ride....but I (as usual) have a question...
Doesn't the train in the pics look like a *6 x 4* seating configuration, menaing four rows of six-across? Or is that just me?
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