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Busch Gardens Africa - Amusement Theme Park Info

Busch Gardens Africa

Park Info
Location: Tampa, Florida, United States
Website: http://www.buschgardens.com/bgt
Status: Operating
Opened: 1959

# Current Roller Coasters Rating Votes
1. ShieKra 9.10 92
2. Montu 8.65 301
3. Kumba 8.37 303
4. Gwazi Lion 7.48 243
5. Gwazi Tiger 7.44 156
6. Scorpion 5.67 279
7. Cheetah Chase 5.27 81

# Defunct Roller Coasters Rating Votes
1. Python 4.59 256
Member Ratings
Park: 8.3/10 (239 votes)
Coasters: 7.5/10 (1455 votes)
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  • Busch Gardens Africa pictures updated (31-Mar-2007)
  • Busch Gardens Tampa photo gallery updated (02-Jan-2005)
  • Busch Gardens Tampa announce the USA's first Dive Machine Coaster, ShieKra (27-Oct-2004)
  • Busch Gardens Tampa to get Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Wild Maus in 2004 (23-Nov-2003)

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    Topic: Busch Gardens Africa
    veggie 23-Aug-2004 02:52:51
    I rode 4 laps on Kumba and 1 lap on Montu. Today was our 2nd visit to BGT since we were last here in '97. They are both awesome coasters, very smooth and fast. Gwazi is good too but shakes you up a bit---I prefer steel coasters--I'll ride any and all!

    Nemesis91 01-Sep-2004 11:42:55
    Just like Sea World I only went to Busch Gardens for the rollercoasters, the animals have have no apeal to me.

    --- This message was edited by Nemesis91 on Sep 1, 2004 11:43:58 AM ---

    riddler 25-Oct-2004 11:01:17
    What a great park, better than disney theme parks. MONTU and KUMBA are amazing rides

    J_M65 31-Jul-2005 06:48:17
    Busch Gardens is a great park with a fascinating array of thrill rides, animal exhibits, and exciting shows. It features 8 wonderful roller coasters, including 3 of the world's best -- Montu, SheiKra, and Kumba. Before SheiKra opened, queues for Montu and Kumba were rarely over 5 minutes except in peak season. After SheiKra opened, the lines still aren't too bad, but expect 10-15 minute waits for all the rides, and over 20 minutes for SheiKra. Definately visit this great park!

    rollercoasterrich 27-Feb-2006 16:32:00
    This is one of the top dogs of a theme park...nearly every big theme has a steel twist/looping coaster..bushgardens have kumba..i luv it it is quality n got 1 hell of a loop in it..but the best there is montu..a steel inverted rollercoaster n its wiked..the only bad thing with this park is that when you go youv gotta try n miss the rain lol...its gd gd gd n i giv it 8.5/10

    Deneal 31-Mar-2006 00:56:10
    Cheetah Chase is the scariest ride I've ever been on, no joke. The tracks were wet after a rainstorm to make things worse.

    onamission 03-May-2006 02:27:36
    My girlfriend and I just got back and we loved this park. A huge variety of things to do in addition to great coasters. Sheikra is a great addition (gotta sit in the front). HUGE recommendation if you plan on riding coasters, is buying the Elite Adventure Tour. We paid $200 bucks additional, but it was worth EVERY PENNY. We could ride any ride we wanted to as many times as we wanted to and move directly to the front of the line. Our longest wait was no more than 4 min (and we were able to sit in the front row). You get an entire tour of the park with your own tour guide. We did the beer tour got breakfast and lunch, saw two shows and got to feed the giraffes and pet flamingos. All in one day and ride Sheikra 3 times (we could have ridden more if we chose).

    cedarpointfreak50 12-Jun-2006 23:06:45
    A very good park, except for the huge lines. Gwazi is a fantastic wooden coaster. Id give it a 8/10. Kumba is one of my favorite B&M; Sit down coasters ever besides Kraken at SeaWorld and Scream at Magic Mountain. 9/10. Montu and SheiKra are so fast and intense. 10/10!

    --- This message was edited by on 08-Oct-2006 15:46:59 ---

    blako 14-Jan-2007 14:25:01
    BGA is a very good park with some very good coasters. For me Sheikra is the best coaster there followed by Montu and Kumba. Gwazi is fun though it is rough.BGA is an overall fun park with good animal exhibits.

    coastergurl101 01-Jul-2007 17:09:46
    bgt is a great park shikra is great and so is kumba

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