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Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure park offering an array of fascinating attractions based on exotic encounters with the African continent.
A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos featuring more than 2,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.

SheiKra: North America’s first and only dive coaster sends riders through a breathtaking three-minute journey 200 feet up, then 90 degrees straight down at 70 miles per hour – and that's just the beginning.
The name SheiKra evokes the power and speed of an African hawk as it twists, turns and plunges – giving guests over-the-edge excitement unrivaled by any coaster in the world.
SheiKra is the first dive coaster to incorporate an Immelmann loop (a simultaneous loop and roll), a second, 138-foot vertical drop into an underground tunnel and a stunning water feature, all packed into more than half a mile of steel track.

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Location:
- Corner of Busch Boulevard and 40th Street
- Two miles east of Interstate 275 at the Busch Boulevard exit
- Two miles west of Interstate 75 at exit 54
- One hour from Orlando via Interstate 4 West
- Thirty minutes east of area beaches and Tampa International Airport

Park Hours:
Normal park hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. within a 365-day operating schedule. Hours are extended during select weekend, summer and holiday periods.

Dining
Crown Colony: Relax in air-conditioned comfort and take in a panoramic view of the Serengeti Plain while you enjoy courteous full table service, authentic African roadhouse ambiance and a diverse menu that includes delicious up-scale entrees, refreshing salads and hearty sandwiches all house-made with the freshest ingredients by our culinary team.

Zambia Smokehouse: Witness the power of SheiKra – America’s only dive coaster – as you dine on delicious barbeque. The new 500-seat indoor/outdoor Zambia Smokehouse makes guests part of the action, as diners sit directly beneath the wings of the new roller coaster. Entrees include chicken, beef brisket and the park's famous ribs, all slow smoked for hours over real hickory and oak.

Desert Grill: Palatial architecture, exotic entertainment and air-conditioned comfort come together to make your meal at the Desert Grill truly unforgettable! Watch a live performance while you dine on outstanding entrees like Baby Back Ribs or Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo – all served fast and fresh. You'll also find specialty salads, hot and hearty sandwiches, delectable desserts and a complete kid's menu.

Sultan’s Sweets: Start your day at Busch Gardens with a steaming cup of gourmet coffee and muffins, cinnamon buns and pastries made fresh daily in the park. Stroll through the shop and feast your eyes on an incredible array of sweet treats including hand made candies, cakes and the deliciously decadent Wild Indulgence Fudge.

Rides
Kumba: After the blood-curdling thrill of an initial 135 foot drop, you will plunge from 110 feet into a diving loop, feel a full 3 seconds of absolute weightlessness while spiraling 360 degrees, and tear through one of the world's largest vertical loops.

Montu: Feel the ultimate rush on one of the tallest and longest inverted roller coasters in the world! Experience the thrill of an inverse diving loop and a 60-foot vertical loop while you endure speeds of over 60 miles per hour and a G-force of 3.85.

Gwazi: Challenge the dueling forces of Gwazi: two wooden tracks intertwined into the Southeast’s largest and fastest double wooden roller coaster. Boasting more than 1.25 million board feet of lumber, Gwazi’s Lion and Tiger tracks offer two distinct ride experiences.

Cheetah Chase: Families will love the curves, drops and corkscrews of Cheetah Chase, a five-story “wild mouse” style coaster in Timbuktu. With its top speed of 22 mph and 46” height requirement, Cheetah Chase is the perfect ride for a child’s first coaster experience.

Python: This thrilling roller coaster will make you scream through a double spiraling corkscrew and an intense 70- foot plunge.

Scorpion: Feel the “sting” of Scorpion's terrifying 60-foot drop and 360-degree loop at incredible speeds.

Rhino Rally: This wild jeep tour transports guests aboard an off-road adventure through the wilds of Africa, blending up-close animal encounters with an unpredictable safari competition.

Congo River Rapids: Encounter the swift-flowing white water of the Congo River Rapids. Spin through a geyser and face an ominous waterfall and other thrilling obstacles in a 12-person raft.

Stanley Falls: Our Log Flume whisks your whole family through a splashing trip ending in a 40-foot drop that's sure to get you soaked!

Tanganyika Tidal Wave: Watch out when your seemingly tranquil jungle journey aboard a 20-passenger boat ends with a sudden plunge down a 55-foot drop, creating a tidal wave that gets everyone sopping wet.

ANHEUSER-BUSCH Adventure Parks
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a member of the Anheuser-Busch Adventure Park family. Other members include: Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va.; SeaWorld Adventure Parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio; Adventure Island in Tampa Bay; Water Country in Williamsburg; Sesame Place near Philadelphia; and Discovery Cove in Orlando. To learn more about the Anheuser-Busch Adventure Parks, visit www.4adventure.com, or call toll-free 1-800-4-ADVENTURE.

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