Just wanted to update you on Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay and their latest park attraction – the new Cheetah Hunt roller coaster has offically opened this week!! Hyped as a great thrill ride it’s made it to number 3 on Yahoo’s travel article: “World’s Coolest New Tourist Attractions“.
Busch Gardens is well known for its animal expertise, stunning gardens and Big Thrill African-inspired ride attractions and is a popular day trip if you’re holidaying in Florida.
On Cheetah Hunt, riders will experience the speedy cheetah style sprint across the Serengeti plain! Racing over rapids and through a rocky gorge – whilst going over the Skyride (also due to reopen May 27, 2011) and under the Serengeti Railway, spiralling up to 100 ft with speeds upto 60 mph.
Another recent addition to the Busch Gardens – a new cheetah cub, recently named Kasi (meaning ‘one with speed’ in Swahili) arrived in March. Kasi has had to be hand reared by the keepers, so in order to assist Kasi’s instinct for animal socialisation Kasi was introduced to a labrador puppy called Mtani (meaning close friend) to encourage a bond. Check out how cute Kasi and her friend look at ZooBorns article & pictures on the cheetah cub at Busch Gardens
Tampa is about 85 miles from Orlando, and thats roughly 1.5 hours drive away. For driving directions from Orlando to Busch Gardens, travel West on I-4 to the I-75, to the Fowler Ave exit (265) This exit is also the exit for the University of South Florida. Bear left on the exit ramp, and it will lead you directly onto Fowler Avenue. Proceed west on Fowler Avenue to McKinley Drive. (McKinley Drive is the first light past the main entrance to the University.) Turn left on McKinley. Proceed south on McKinley to parking and the main entrance to the park.
Busch Gardens is a sister park to SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, Aquatica and Adventure Island – See Busch Gardens ticket prices and multi-park discount promotions for latest prices.
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