~~March 20, 2014~~
My second oldest grand-daughter Sophia is on spring brake. Her parents took her to Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida. She was all excited because of the rides she got on. Many of these were roller coasters. This morning she was all excited showing me videos on youtube about the roller coaster rides. I thought I could share some with you.
~~Mina & Sophia~~
Roller coasters are driven almost entirely by basic inertial, gravitational and centripetal forces, all manipulated in the service of a great ride. Amusement parks keep upping the ante, building faster and more complex roller coasters, but the fundamental principles at work remain the same.
The amusement-park industry has experienced a coaster boom of sorts in the past 15 years or so. New catapult launching techniques, hanging-train designs and other technological developments have opened up a world of options for designers. In recent years, designers have introduced coasters that have you lying flat against the train car so you feel as if you are flying, and coasters that shoot you down long stretches of spiraled track.
“Fourth dimension” coasters spin or rotate your seat as the ride twists, turns and free-falls. In this article, we’ll also keep you in the loop on all the newest features and innovations.
~~SheiKra off-ride – Busch Gardens Tampa~~
~~Published on Nov 22, 2012~~
If the three second pause at the edge of the 200 foot drop doesn’t get your heart pumping, the 138 foot vertical drop into the tunnel surely will & watching this B&M dive machine sail through its circuit is almost as exciting as riding it.
Did you know that sheikra is a species of African hawk known to dive straight down for its prey?
~~Kumba – Busch Gardens Tampa~~
~~Published on Oct 3, 2012~~
Busch Gardens’ innovative Kumba was the first B&M (Bollinger and Mabillard) sit – down coaster built, prominently featuring a vertical loop, dive loop, zero – G roll, cobra roll and the structurally impressive interlocking Corkscrews. The ride’s name means “Roar” in African Kongo Language and is certainly reflective of the awesome sound exuded from the steel tracks. B&M sit-downs are widely regarded as the predecessor of the floorless roller coaster design.
~~Cheetah Hunt Front Seat on-ride Busch Gardens Tampa~~
~~Published on Apr 3, 2012~~
Front row ride on Cheetah Hunt on it’s opening day & there is no doubt that this new Intamin triple-launch family thrill coaster is a fantastic addition to a terrific lineup of top notch coasters that Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida has to offer.
~~Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Roller Coaster~~
~~Published on Nov 24, 2012~~
Like most of the coasters at Busch Gardens in Tampa, there are very limited views of Montu & we did our best to capture the entire layout in this video.
This custom B&M inverted coaster is themed around Egyptian mythology. Did you know that Montu was the god of war & had the head of a hawk?
Montu is located at the Busch Gardens park in Tampa, Florida.
~~Scorpion off-ride HD Busch Gardens Tampa~~
~~Published on Nov 24, 2012~~
It may not be the tallest, steepest, fastest or most thrilling coaster in the park, but there’s just something about silky smooth Schwarzkopf coasters with their perfect loops that keep you coming back for more.
Scorpion is located at the Busch Gardens park in Tampa, Florida.
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