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Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:48 pm
I'll be there tomorrow, so I'll see if I can get some pictures of it.
Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:40 pm
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has sent us a press release and hi-res photos from the ride envelope pull-through of the first train of Cheetah Hunt.
After bolting in the final piece of Cheetah Hunt’s 4,429’ track just last week, Busch Gardens’ design & engineering team are losing no time in getting the mega-attraction’s trains on the track for the first round of testing.
Yesterday, crews began the slow process of using cranes and pulleys to drag the car around the track. This initial testing is the park’s way of making sure the car glides smoothly along the entire length of the ride, as well as checking that the “ride envelope” – the space around the car and rider with arms fully extended – has plenty of clearance.
This drag testing will take an estimated 3 to 4 days to complete and is the first step to having Cheetah Hunt ready to pounce on Friday, May 27.
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Last edited by ernierocker
on Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:58 am.
Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:42 pm
These trains are gorgeous!
Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:55 pm
^Ditto! These are some of the most awesome-looking trains I've seen. I REALLY need to figure out a way to get down to Tampa this summer!
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:06 pm
Still the sexiest trains in history.
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:11 pm
Wow! I love how well the train, track and supports all go together!
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:01 pm
Looks amazing! I'm heading out to the park on Sunday so I'm looking forward to seeing all the progress that has been made and who knows...maybe they will be able to launch by then?
P.s. Camera will be along side!
Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:40 am
Amazing train design!! Now there will definitely be a good reason to get QuickQueue!
Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:04 am
The trains look amazing! I hope I can get out to Florida this summer!
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:33 am
Hearty round of applause to the person/team that art directed this project.
That is Disney-quality work right there.
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