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ShieKra - from drop to splash sequence | by 'SandFlash
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ShieKra - from drop to splash sequence

In 2005, Busch Gardens Africa introduced the world to a one-of-a-kind experience: 200 feet up, 90 degrees straight down. And that was just the beginning. As the nation’s first dive coaster, SheiKra raised the bar with first-of-a-kind elements like a true 90-degree drop, an Immelmann loop and a second vertical dive into an underground tunnel.

 

Now, technology has raised that bar even higher, introducing SheiKra’s fans to an even greater thrill. In June 2007, Busch Gardens reintroduced SheiKra to the world with a new twist: “floorless” cars that allow riders an unobstructed view of the 70 mph rush.

 

The name SheiKra evokes the power and speed of an African hawk as it twists and plunges - giving riders a 70 mph, adrenaline-pumping experience like no other. At 200 feet, SheiKra takes the crown as Florida's tallest roller coaster.

 

Floorless SheiKra: Nothing above you but air. Nothing below you but earth. And like nothing you've ever experienced.

As the above description says, it is one amazing ride, specially the 90 degree drop. They take you up, inch by inch, and when you're at the top, 200 feet high, they tilt you, and you're facing the ground, and then you drop. Those few seconds at the top are scary, but the drop is so quick, your down and up again in no time, and then splash through water (see below for the sequence). Awesome ride for those who love the thrill. If you goto this place, do not miss this ride, and make sure you sit in the front row.

P.S: This entire sequence was shot on first attempt.

 

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Taken on January 2, 2009