Cheetah Hunt 90% complete at Busch Gardens Tampa

Posted Friday, February 18, 2011 12:01 PM | Contributed by Jeff

With the green track of Cheetah Hunt finally emerging above the barricades, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on Thursday announced plans to open its next big thrill ride/animal habitat on May 27. After pouring more than $20 million into the park's first launch coaster, 90 percent of the track is up and 12 of the park's 14 new young cheetahs are being acclimated in a backstage area.

Read more from The St. Petersburg Times.

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Friday, February 18, 2011 12:24 PM
Jeff's avatar

I remember the good old days, when sites that covered a particular park, would submit news with their own updates full of photos. I miss those days!

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Friday, February 18, 2011 12:32 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

I didn't even know construction was moving along, let alone almost finished.

I'm so out of the loop anymore.

Friday, February 18, 2011 12:41 PM
kpjb's avatar

Perhaps you should spend less time at, then!


Friday, February 18, 2011 1:16 PM
Jerry's avatar

Did they actually test that heartline or are they going to rip it out in a few weeks? ;-)

Friday, February 18, 2011 1:32 PM
rollergator's avatar

LOL - just tracked down the forum thread from the way-back machine. Shoulda have checked the news first! ;)

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Friday, February 18, 2011 3:40 PM

If the heart-line roll comes out, that's a lot of straight track to have. Maybe we can have a 4th launch area!!

Monday, February 21, 2011 6:43 AM

As of last week the ride area was looking pretty good. From what I could see, the only track work they needed to finish was the part that goes over the sky ride. Overall, I was surprised by how much time this ride is going to spend at ground level.

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