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SheiKra

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Identification

SheiKra
246667

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Structure in General

roller coaster
existing [completed]

Usages

amusement

Facts

  • After climbing a 45 degree hill, the trains stall tauntingly for 4 to 5 seconds before plummeting 200 feet at a true 90 degree drop.
  • Each train consists of three rows of eight seats across, making this the only dive machine coaster in the world with a third row of seating.
  • First vertical drop roller coaster in the United States.
  • Maximum train speed is approximately 70 mph.
  • First coaster of its kind to implement both a true 90 degree drop and an Immelman loop.
  • Ride time is just over three minutes.
  • The ride is named after Shikra, an African hawk that dives for its prey.
  • Descending out of the tunnel the trains are slowed by a lake, where the splashing soaks passersby.
  • The coaster's total length is 3,188 feet.
  • Following an Immelmann loop and a carousel turn, the trains decelerate tauntingly before a second 81 degree, 138 foot drop into a tunnel.

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Location

3000 East Busch Boulevard
3000 East Busch Boulevard
33612
Tampa
Florida
U.S.A.

Technical Data

200.00 ft
2005

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