March 30, 2011
March 29, 2011
Busch Gardens baby cheetah is now five weeks old and healthier than ever! It is getting around the clock care by animal specialists at the park.
Once he is old enough, he will join the group of cheetahs living in Cheetah Run, the innovative new habitat opening alongside the Cheetah Hunt launch coaster that will bring guests face to face with these agile predators.
Here are some new pictures of probably the cutest thing we have ever seen!
Written by Anthony Armenia at 3:32 PM
March 28, 2011
Written by Anthony Armenia at 1:16 PM
March 27, 2011
Today we headed out to Busch Gardens to check out how the pull through was going and to see how theming had come along.
The whole building has been painted that gold and red rustic color and looks amazing. The stone decorations on the sides on the entrance look to be completed also. Wood poles has been added to the right side of the building and should be added to the left side soon as well. Edging has beenThe windows are uncovered and wood poles have been added around the windows. Poles for fencing are also up along the ride area for the ride restricted areas. Sand is also on site to fill the supports to reduce noise.
The pull through testing was taking place in the Rhino Rally canyon so unfortunately we didn't get to see it and don't have any pictures of it. Thanks for viewing and be sure to check back soon for more updates on Cheetah Hunt and Cheetah Run.
Written by Anthony Armenia at 6:07 PM
March 23, 2011
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.
Written by Anthony Armenia at 2:01 PM
March 22, 2011
Today we have yet another new update from Busch Gardens and it is a huge one!
The train is starting to be pulled through and should continue through at least tomorrow. The trains beautiful design is now visible and the decals are all applied. The train was on the first launch when we were there and got to at least the overbanked turn by nightfall.
Also, the lowering of the Skyride tower is complete! They finished it within the time we were there and the cables were in place by the time we left. This insures that the Skyride is still on for a April 22nd opening.
Lastly, Wood poles have been added long the front of the building and should be added all across the front when construction continues. It really added to the ancient look and looks fantastic. Thanks to our contributor Brad Mel for the pictures! Thanks for viewing!
Written by Anthony Armenia at 6:19 PM