Ok Tampa, Lisa here with an extremely exciting update about one of our favorite Tampa Florida Attractions!

After patiently (or not so patiently) waiting, the time has come to FINALLY learn what on earth they are building at Busch Gardens. Anyone who has been there in recent months has noticed the giant walls hiding construction on something major. Until now, all we have known is that it would be some kind of roller coaster. Well fasten your seat belts, it's going to be one heck of a ride!

Staying true to form, Busch Gardens looked to the animals for their inspiration on this one. The animal of choice this time is the Cheetah! When you think of Cheetah's, speed and agility come to mind (well at least for me). And I think Busch Gardens felt the same way. Listen to this.

The Cheetah Hunt is a one-of-a-kind multiple launch-point coaster. Yes, it's a power launch coaster (my favorite kind). It goes from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds - not once, but three times! (I am seriously so excited right now!) I don't want to give it all away, but it involves 4,429 feet of track (a new record for Busch gardens), dropping 130 feet, and racing along the Serengeti Plain giving riders the experience of a cheetah sprinting across the plains.

Because Busch Gardens goes above and beyond when creating new areas, they are also opening a new immersive animal encounter; Cheetah Run. This will give visitors the opportunity to get closer to cheetahs, with elevated glass-paneled viewing areas. There will also be daily sprints with the cheetahs, for an opportunity to see one of the most amazing natural wonders.

The best news about this unique Tampa Bay Entertainment; it opens spring of 2011! That is right around the corner!

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