Roller Coaster Rides at Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens is the anchor of Tampa Florida attractions and is just as popular with locals as with visitors to the area. If you’re planning on visiting us to enjoy the sunshine, best restaurants in Tampa Bay, beautiful local beaches or even cruising from the Port of Tampa, you should put Busch Gardens on your vacation list!

Busch Gardens is 335 acres of Africa-themed amusement park is located just north of Downtown Tampa and 15 minutes from Tampa International Airport and Tampa airport hotels. Much like the Disney and Universal theme parks (Universal Studios Orlando – Best Deals!) in Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa is an all day marathon of vacation entertainment. There’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

The amusement park rides that keep people from all over Florida coming back to Busch Gardens are the Roller Coasters! There are 6 major coasters with different themes and thrills that make them worth the price of admission alone to roller coaster fans.

Roller Coaster List:


Sheikra Roller Coaster

SheiKra is the tallest roller coaster in Florida, and the first of its kind to incorporate an Immelmann loop, a second, 138-foot dive into an underground tunnel and a water-feature finale.

But the real thrills in this roller is that there’s NO floor!

You can find SheiKra in the Stanelyville. Get there early because this coaster is a local favorite.

Cheetah Hunt

Cheetah Hunt


Cheetah Hunt is Busch Gardens Tampa’s newest roller coaster and more than lives up to it’s name. This ride takes you into the trees, down through a rocky gorge and across the Serengeti just like a Cheetah in pursuit of it’s prey.


Gwazi Roller Coaster




You can see from this aerial view that Gwazi is going to be one thrilling ride! Gwazi is one of the largest and fastest wooden DOUBLE roller coasters in the world. Gwazi is the name of a mythical animal with the body of lion and head of a tiger and that dual nature is reflected in the ride. In one section you’ll pass cars going in the opposite direction at 100 mile per hour….keep your hands and feet inside!



Kumba Roller Coaster



Kumba is one of the highest rated roller coasters in the US and is a favorite of roller coaster lovers that visit Busch Gardens.


Montu Roller Coaster

Montu Roller Coaster



Montu is one Tampa roller coaster that keeps locals coming back again and again. What’s the attraction? SEVEN inversions.

Busch Gardens allows you to go to their website and rate your experience on their rides, and Montu gets the highest marks in their “for coaster enthusiasts” category.

By the way, have you noticed the lack of floor?



Scorpion Roller Coaster

Scorpion is one of the original Busch Gardens Tampa roller coasters. Located in the Timbuktu section of Busch Gardens, Scorpion is the coaster for you if you enjoy a good 50 MPH ride through a 360 degree loop!

This one has just a 42″ height requirement, so any of the munchkins that want to spin upside down can hop aboard.


There is a lot more to Tampa Florida attractions than just roller coasters, but the rides at Busch Gardens definitely top the list!  For more and updated information about Tampa Bay attractions take a minute to SUBSCRIBE on the right.

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