Wilde Maus becomes Cheeta Chase at Busch Tampa

Posted Monday, December 8, 2003 10:27 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Wilde Maus will soon arrive at Busch Gardens Tampa to become that park's seventh coaster, called Cheetah Chase.

Read more from The St. Petersburg Times.

Monday, December 8, 2003 11:35 AM
Does anyone else have visions of a little kitten chasing a scalextric car round the track?

Sad i know but hey, that's the way my mind works!

I fail to see how a mouse can become a cat...


Monday, December 8, 2003 11:54 AM
Wow - glad I caught myself before I posted ... I read the name as "Cheeta Cheese" and was very very confused ...
Monday, December 8, 2003 12:38 PM
Yea, it's "Cheetah Chase" (like in the main text) not "Cheeta Chase" (like in this headline). And Gwazi is two coasters, woo hoo! :)

I'm looking forward to this at Tampa since it will be their only non-looping steel coaster. I really liked this when I last ride it at BGW.


Monday, December 8, 2003 12:44 PM
That chase is going to get really boring when they start throwing on the brakes after the hairpin turns...
Monday, December 8, 2003 2:31 PM
Stiil doesn't understand why people like brakeless mice.....

I go on Wild Lightning one time whenever I visit , because it's brakeless.That smarts.

Monday, December 8, 2003 2:44 PM
I've only been on one mouse, the one in question, so I have no basis for comparison. But my ride quickly transformed from "giddy fun" to "torso-jerking junk" once we got past the hairpins. At that point, the ride resembled less of a "wild mouse" than it did a "stop-and-go downtown traffic in a cab with no seat-padding."
Monday, December 8, 2003 3:15 PM
DRAT!!!!! Its replacing the Chance Trabant! (Crazy Camel)
Monday, December 8, 2003 3:23 PM
If you ride the Mack mouse at Hershey, you'll find out that a brakeless mouse is a good mouse. Sure, it could use a little bit more padding on the outsides, but it's a lot more fun than coming to a stop every other turn. It's the only mouse that I know of that takes your picture. That's how out of control it is!
Monday, December 8, 2003 3:31 PM
I think it's just another thing enthusiasts like to cry about.
Monday, December 8, 2003 5:15 PM
Aren't those cars built to resemble mice? They'll have to retheme some of the cars now for it to look like the big cats are chasing after the mice. Clever name though for an African themed adventure park.

Wood - anything else is an imitation

Monday, December 8, 2003 5:34 PM
At the ride's exit they will be selling gazelle burgers.
Monday, December 8, 2003 6:16 PM
I hate wild mouses. They remind me of annoying little kids.
Monday, December 8, 2003 7:34 PM
I-fan...I take it you havn't ridden PKD's Ricochet yet,it does have an on ride photo.
Monday, December 8, 2003 7:41 PM
Ride a airtime/lateral filled Miler mouse, you'll never want to bother riding other boring trim-braked mice ever again!
Tuesday, December 9, 2003 9:19 AM
I-Fan and BATWING...The Fly at Paramount's Canada's Wonderland also has an on-ride photo.
Tuesday, December 9, 2003 9:20 AM
05, got that down, there aint anything more annoying.
Tuesday, December 9, 2003 10:02 AM
I don't really care, brakes or no brakes, I am just excited to be getting a new coaster at BGT! All I know is that it was an awesome mouse at BGW (I have yet to ride one that wasn't) and can't wait to ride it again!
Tuesday, December 9, 2003 11:24 AM
Certainly one of the weaker mice I've ridden, I'm still VERY happy to receive Wilde Izzy-Maus....replacing the Crazy Camel though, means one LESS flat for a park already on the brink of flat-less-ness. Seems to me there's PLENTY of space to put the ride in at BGT without sacrificing one of the few flats there...in the flip side, I don't recall EVER seeing more than a couple peeps riding the Crazy Camel anyhow...Some day, I swear to it, BGT is going to get a decent flat.....could we let BGW keep the Maus and send us DaVinci's Cradle instead...or do I just sound ungrateful? ;)

Edit: realized I must've forgotten my pleas for a NON-LOOPING steel for BGT.....I was hoping for an Anton Wildcat, but any steel coaster without inversions will help BGT tremendously....esp. considering the number of "seniors" the park draws....
*** This post was edited by rollergator 12/9/2003 11:45:06 AM ***

Tuesday, December 9, 2003 3:36 PM
It is a good addition to replace a low ridership ride. And the general public could careless if it is trimmed to death. Plus they will flock to the ride, leaving the lines shorter for everything else.

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