Feb 08

An Insider Look at Cheetah Run


A Sneak Peek at the "other" part of the Cheetah Hunt Realm

By now you know this blog is your go-to source for updates on Cheetah Hunt, the amazing new roller coaster coming later this spring to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

But did you know this one-of-a-kind coaster experience is only a portion of the new realm we are adding to the park? The other part of the new attraction is called Cheetah Run.

Building on Busch Gardens’ unrivaled ability to combine thrills with immersive animal encounters, Cheetah Run will set a new standard for bringing nature and humans together in a really unique way.

Located in the area that formerly housed the Budweiser Clydesdales, this expansive new habitat will give you the opportunity to get closer to cheetahs than ever before with elevated, glass-paneled viewing areas.

That's right. You -- face to face with a majestic cheetah.

Even more exciting will be the chance to witness the world’s fastest land animal in action. Busch Gardens’ trainers will conduct daily sprints with the cheetahs for an awesome opportunity to see one of nature’s true wonders in full form!

You can your family can also explore interactive touch screens to learn even more about these big cats and SeaWorld Parks' conservation work on their behalf.

Can’t wait to see the cheetahs?

We hear you! So from now until the opening of Cheetah Run, you can see them on the Endangered Species Safari.

Five cheetahs recently arrived at the park in accordance with the international cheetah Species Survival Plan. Steelman, a 12-year-old male, Ngoma, a 10-year-old female, and littermates Jagati, Iraja and Juno – all born in October 2009 – will be part of Cheetah Run.

The 45-minute Endangered Species Safari also includes up-close encounters with giraffes, zebra and rhinos on the 65-acre Serengeti Plain. The experience is $39.95 per person, plus tax, and park admission is required, but not included.

To book an Endangered Species Tour, click here: