Cheetah Hunt testing at Busch Gardens Tampa, opens next week

Posted Friday, May 20, 2011 11:48 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Cheetah Hunt, Busch Gardens Tampa's newest roller coaster, is set to open on May 27. The ride is already testing with riders, mostly employees and members of the press.

Read more and see video from WTSP/Tampa Bay.

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Friday, May 20, 2011 11:54 AM

Looks like a winner and that cheetah kitten is pretty freaking cute.

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Friday, May 20, 2011 11:58 AM

This is the sleeper hit of the year. I'm calling it now.

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Friday, May 20, 2011 12:15 PM

I like how the trainers are playing chase with cheetah cubs in that video - now throw a full size one in there, I'll pay to see that!

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Friday, May 20, 2011 1:02 PM

That turnaround really looks like a unique element into that drop. Looks like fun!

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Saturday, May 21, 2011 9:47 AM

I was wishing it was open when we were there this past October. Looking forward to it next time we make the the trip from PA. Its also cool that its only a 48" height limit. We keep telling our daughter that we'll go back when she'll ride everything. Hoping that is sooner than later.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011 3:40 PM

The coaster itself looks incredibly awesome, and damn those are some cute cats.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011 4:18 PM

How can it be a sleeper hit when everyone talks about it? :)

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 2:41 AM

World's Coolest New Tourist Attractions

Yahoo lists Cheetah Hunt alongside sites like Nanjing Sifang Art Museum, Orbit Tower and Capital Gate.

Hmmm.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 3:27 AM

That's completely strange. Which of these things is not like the other?

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 12:44 PM

Assuming all goes well, I should have some ride reports by HWN...find me for a ride report (you might have to "buy" me a sweet tea though)! ;)

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 3:47 PM

I want a POV already.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 1:58 PM

LK - Front-seat POV just now got posted to the FB page of "Orlando Attractions Magazine". :)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 2:04 PM

Link?

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 2:06 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAOf-zh0HA4

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 2:15 PM

Awesome! thanks! Awesome! Awesome! lol

I just watched it. Looks really fun; better than I expected.

Last edited by LostKause, Wednesday, May 25, 2011 2:27 PM
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 2:33 PM

Wow, it's long! That looks like a ton of fun. The "tree" seemed kind of goofy, but I like it. Neat chance to look around a bit.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 2:43 PM

D'oh - thanks DVN, didn't occur to me to check their YouTube account...

The tree looks hella-awkward to me (as it did before the track even got placed)...but it IS a nice chance to view the layout.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 2:58 PM

This looks like a dream coaster made in No Limits! I'm impressed!

~Rob

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011 3:03 PM

Looks pretty sweet. I'm disapointed my visit to Orlando was earlier in the year. I doubt I'll make it back anytime soon.

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