Busch Gardens: The Dark Continent

Post Office Box 9158

Tampa Bay, Florida 33674

One of the Anheuser-Busch Company parks, this park is themed and dedicated to animal wildlife.

Rides and Pastimes...

Python (1976)

This classic steel corkscrew designed by Arrow Dynamics is 1250 feet long. The trains reaches a top speed of 50 miles per hour at the bottom of a 60 foot drop before entering a double corkscrew at a mere 27 miles per hour. The complete ride takes 1 minute and 10 seconds.

Scorpion (1981)

This Anton Schwarzkopf coaster is 1805 feet long with a total ride time of two minutes and fifteen seconds. The first lift is 65 feet (with a 62 foot drop), giving it a speed of 50 miles per hour as it enters a 3.5 G vertical loop.

Kumba (1993)

Sitting four-across, passenger's plunge from a 143 foot lift into the world's largest vertical loop (108 feet high). This Bolliger & Mabillard designed two minute and fifty four second ride covers 3978 feet of track at speeds reaching 60 miles per hour. Kumba simply roars with excitement.

Montu (1996)

This Bolliger & Mabillard inverted coaster simply defies description. Currently hailed as one of the premiere rollercoasters in the world, this long coaster has you crying for more... even after a record five hours in line, this screamer was well worth the wait and riding in the rain. Make sure you find both the front and back on this not-to-be-missed coaster.

Gwazi (1999)

A new double wooden rollercoaster by Great Coasters International, this monset can thrill nearly 1500 people every hour over its nearly 7,000 feet of track.

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