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New Levels of Excitement at Busch Gardens

Summer 2005

With its unique blend of thrilling rides, dazzling entertainment and a world-class zoo, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay provides unforgettable fun for the whole family.

This summer, Busch Gardens dives to new levels of excitement with SheiKra – North America’s only dive coaster.

Florida’s tallest and wildest ride, SheiKra sends riders through a breathtaking three-minute journey 200 feet up, then 90 degrees straight down at 70 miles per hour – and that’s just the beginning.

The only dive coaster in the world to incorporate an Immelmann loop (a rolling maneuver), a second 138-foot drop into an underground tunnel and a water feature finale, SheiKra delivers over-the-edge excitement unrivaled by any coaster in the world.

Experience SheiKra – along with seven other thrill-packed coasters – in the dark, as Busch Gardens presents Summer Nights, June 17 through July 31. Included with daily park admission or any annual pass, Summer Nights offers rousing specialty entertainment and extended hours to play after dark.

For even more moonlit thrills, Busch Gardens’ “must see” Halloween event, Howl-O-Scream returns for 17 select nights starting September 30 and ending October 31. After dark, the adventure park transforms into a nightmare of favorite frights and terrifying new twists, including six haunted houses, five scare zones and eight terrifying coasters in the dark. Do you have what it takes to survive the night?


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