Details concerning Busch Gardens Africa's new ride have found their way out a little early.
The coaster, to be named Cheetaka with the slogan "Feel the Spirit. Feel the Speed.", will combine exploration of a lot of the animals at Bush Gardens Africa with the thrill of a coaster, according to vice president of zoology Mike Boos. The layout of the coaster will be very extensive due to the supposed theme, and will be the longest coaster at Busch Gardens Africa.
Most of the construction of the coaster is expected to occur thoughout early 2011, with an early summer opening. A teaser photo released a few weeks ago looks to be of a piece of Intamin-like track. The ride is rumored to feature multiple launch sections and stay low to the ground, much like the proposed coaster for Busch Gardens Europe in Williamsburg. A teaser video has also been released featuring park president Jim Dean, which showcases some of the early construction.
Despite Busch continuing to keep details under wraps, they have announced a new Winter show Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, which according to Busch's blog, allows guests to "experience this exotic encounter inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations" that are "brought to life by an international cast of soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, acrobats, musicians and spectacular costumes beyond your wildest imagination."