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Busch Gardens Tampa Florida
May, 2004 and November, 2004
A fabulously fun day. There were no crowds. I rode all the roller coaster numerous times. We went on the Rhino Rally (10 minute wait) and the safari. Perfect 80 degree day and no rain.
|The Atlanta Journal Constitution July 11, 2004 said this: |
I have to agree!
TIPS for Busch Gardens:
Comparing two roller coasters: Montu vs. Kumba
My Roller Coaster (RR) rating:
Montu My RC rating ***** (the best) I rode this one first thing in the morning two times. It is easy to relax and let the coaster take you for a safe ride. Smooth transitions around the track. No jerks or bumps. Rode it again 8 hours later when I was a lot more tired and I felt RR sensations. 65 mph, upsidown 7 times.
Kumba My RC rating * (not so good) As soon as Kumba started I wanted it to be OVER! In Nov 2004 it was very shakey and rough. Head bounced from side to side a couple times so I tried to hold my head out from padded (?!) restraint. It was impossible to relax.
|Montu seating position. Your feet dangle.||Kumba seating position. Notice absolutely no one standing in line. There was NO WAITING!|
Montu - 60 foot vertical loop. You pull 3.85 G's. Phamplet said it was "one of the tallest inverted coasters in the world"
This has a outside loop.
|Kumba - 135 foot drop 3.5 seconds of weightlessness.|
This has double spiral inside loop.
Montu - The track twisted around. Overall it was a very smooth ride. A lot better than the Kumba.
Montu is a little like Batman at 6 flags.
|Kumba - These people are upside-down in this picture.|
|Scorpion My RC rating ***|
A fun fast little run.
|Scorpion seating position.|
Python My RC rating **- (no picture). Also a short and sweet coaster run.
Worth a short wait in line.
We were VERY CLOSE to the animals. TIP: Sit on the left side of the truck.
|WE ALSO SAW ANIMALS.|
on the Serengeti Plains
Budweiser Clydesdale horses.
|This is the Rhythms of the World Show. It was very good. Skip the show in Morocco.|
|For you safety, so you don't fall out of the roller coaster:|
In 2004 I got a season pass to Busch Gardens. Went with April with May, stayed with her friends. Went again in November, 2004. Stayed at Days Inn - Maingate, 2901 E. Busch Blvd. Tampa 33612. Paid $92 for 2 nights, air 127, car 115, entrance 50, total $384.
What would it be like if you couldn't see such beautiful things?