Inversions Intensity Rattle

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Kumba features
Operating
United States
Bolliger & Mabillard
Steel
Sit Down
B&M Sitting Coaster
Chain lift hill
Shoulder harness
1993
Reviews  164
  • Drive S.
    Drive S. 17 days ago

    Inversions Intensity Layout Rattle Headbanging

    Kumba features some really forceful elements and inversions, my favorite being that awesome zero-g roll, but the constant headbanging after that elements detracts from the amazing layout.

  • jovialethan123
    jovialethan123 1 month ago

    Inversions Pace Masterpiece Rattle

    Visually stunning, amazing forces, large capacity, this coaster has it all. Unfortunately, “all” includes a slight rattle, but it doesn’t detract too much. B&M were making damn near perfect rides even in 1993.

  • Mr. Roller Coasters

    Inversions Pace Fun

    It feels like a sit-down version of Kraken with a worse drop, but the drop is still fun. I like this ride!

  • Waluigi’s Perfect Potato

    Inversions Intensity Duration

    A really fun old B&M looper, not as good as it's made out to be, but I did go on a cold, rainy day, so that might impact my opinion.

  • Sean Matias
    Sean Matias 3 months ago

    Inversions Intensity Layout Rattle

    One of the most intense rides

  • IronChef C.
    IronChef C. 3 months ago

    why did they stop building these? so intense, so long, so much fun. i absolutely loved kumba. every element hits so hard, i greyed out, i loved it, maybe the best ride in the park for me.

  • Kommi
    Kommi 6 months ago

    Capacity Inversions Location Rattle

    This ride is a classic. Great capacity, (all three trains running when I went), rock solid inversions that are still fun to this day, and the secluded location in the back of the park, not to mention the interlocking corkscrews that are extremely photogenic. The only slight problem with this ride is that it has a rattle.

  • Joel Simon
    Joel Simon 11 months ago

    Inversions Fun Intensity Rattle

    One of my fav. rides at the park, its very fun to ride with many inversions (amazing zero g rolls). Also its beautiful to look at and there is never waiting in line. Only con is that became a bit rough, after 4 rides in a row I got a headache.

  • Tom F.
    Tom F. 1 year ago

    Inversions Rattle Layout

    Its a B&M multilooper with no standout elements. No snap, no interesting inversions, just eh.

  • Santino Rodriguez

    Inversions Masterpiece Intensity

    Best B&M Looper I've ever ridden, (and most intense too!).

  • Aki Hayashi Rags

    Location Masterpiece Layout

    これより面白いフロアレスコースターがないので、フロアレスコースターはこの世に必要ないと思いました

  • Jack Jack J.
    Jack Jack J. 2 years ago

    Pace Intensity Layout

    The perfect B&M Looper. Third most intense coaster I’ve ridden behind Voyage and I305 but wow this thing is crazy. The hell roll is one of the best elements I’ve ever felt. For a ride that’s more then 20 years old it still runs fantastic.

  • Raymond Jackson
    Raymond Jackson 2 years ago

    Inversions Pace Headbanging

    7.6 out of 10. many inversions that fun and enjoyable. little rough at times.

  • Kw6sTheater
    Kw6sTheater 2 years ago

    Inversions Masterpiece Intensity

    Kumba was the coaster that got me into coasters. I love this ride to death for that, and many more reasons. I haven’t ridden it in nearly four years (but I will return to my former home park, Busch Gardens Tampa, this April) so my very fond memories might be a bit outdated. I remember a few months before I rode this coaster, how I’d just been getting into the enthusiast gig. I watched POVs of coasters online on a daily basis, which helped me get over my fear, and began to focus my attention on breaking that fear of inversions. Against my better judgement I decided to ride Kumba in February 2015. Walking up to it, my gut feeling began to kick in. Was I REALLY about to ride this huge B&M looper? I punched my stomach for being afraid and went into the nonexistent line. I fastened the shoulder harness, took some deep breaths in disbelief, and soon we were off. The slow and agonizing climb up the chain lift did nothing to ease my fear. Quicker than I would’ve liked it to be, the train disengaged from the chain dogs and we plummeted thirteen stories down. I didn’t scream; I never really have on coasters. Then the test of my will came; the 114-foot vertical loop. One of the most ridiculous things I thought about inversions was, with all the blood rushing to your head would that make you dumber? How did it exactly feel to go upside down? Would I end up upset after my ride, like I was at SooperDooperLooper back in 2014? That all came to a head as the train inverted. It was a glorious feeling, being upside down for so long. My questions had finally been answered. The train soared through a dive loop and into the “Hell Roll” — Kumba’s overly forceful zero-g roll, the term unbeknownst to me at the time — but my favorite part of the ride was right up ahead. This cobra roll has a lot of whip and G’s to it, I thought to myself, and before I could contemplate the ride up to this point we were already dropping out of the mid-course. The pair of corkscrews and the banked turn, as photogenic as they are, offer high G’s to boot; then we dove under the station, into the dark tunnel, and burst out into a surprisingly high-G helix. I was pinned to my seat! Yet all too soon we hit the brake run, and with that, my undying obsession with roller coasters had just been amplified. All in all, biased or not, Kumba is a literal masterpiece. I am more than ecstatic to ride this beast again this April, after nearly four looong years of waiting, along with my other old friends at Busch Gardens Tampa; Montu, SheiKra and (even though I don’t like to admit it) Cheetah Hunt. For many reasons it will forever be my favorite coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa, even if RMC Gwazi turns out to be as incredible as us coasterfans expect it to. While Voyage may be my #1 coaster overall, Kumba holds a special place in my heart for being the coaster that helped me over my fear. I love this ride!!!

  • Dave Scott
    Dave Scott 2 years ago

    Inversions Location Rattle

    I was one of the lucky ones to ride Kumba in it's opening year, completely oblivious to it's significance at the time. Still a great ride this far down the line and Busch work very hard to look after it - allegedly it's one of the more complex B&M's to maintain. It doesn't share the same structural features as virtually all other B&M's, take a close look at the joints between track and structure. It can be a bit rattley at times but it's also not scared to apply forces, something newer rides often back away from.

  • COASTAZILLA STUDIOS

    Inversions Masterpiece Intensity Theming

    MAN THIS ride is powerful, these old school B&Ms really rock. This ride is relentless from start to finish it is a must ride.

  • Eric Esty
    Eric Esty 3 years ago

    Inversions Pace Intensity Rattle

    Kumba is my favorite looping coaster. Given the context of the time, the layout is incredibly original. Unfortunately Kumba's winning inversion sequence and formula has been copied around by B&M themselves, but none of them do it as well as the original. The pacing is absolutely perfect. Every element is incredibly smooth and astoundingly forceful. The zero-g roll is particularly incredible. The setting is amazing, like plunging and prowling through the Congo jungle. It even has a dark, loud tunnel, and a forceful final helix. Unfortunately it has developed a rattle, especially in the back, but it is smoother the closer you are to the front. Kumba leaves me breathless every time. It's my favorite coaster in my home state of Florida, and my favorite looping coaster I've yet ridden.

  • Lachlan S.
    Lachlan S. 3 years ago

    First Drop Inversions Headbanging

    A great ride with a decent duration as well. The zero-g roll is my favourite inversion. There was some headbanging towards the end however.

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    Gabriel G. 2 days ago
  • Joe
    Joe 12 days ago

    Inversions Intensity Rattle Headbanging

  • Quentin P.
    Quentin P. 23 days ago

    Inversions Fun Intensity Rattle Harness

  • Matthew C.
    Matthew C. 23 days ago
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    Ky 24 days ago
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    A.j. Hummel 27 days ago
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    Matt K 30 days ago
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    Inversions Intensity Headbanging

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    Nasi Edgos 2 months ago
  • Tales of the Thrill
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    Mark Merkx 2 months ago
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    Alexandre CF 2 months ago
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    Jackson Sparrow 2 months ago

    Inversions Location Intensity

  • Edward M
    Edward M 3 months ago

    Theming Masterpiece Intensity

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    Kévin F. 4 months ago
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    Matt Newman 5 months ago

    Intensity Dead spots

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    Gaël S. 5 months ago
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    Juju mignon 5 months ago
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    Anthony A. 6 months ago
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    Skylar S. 6 months ago
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    Dylan McIntyre 6 months ago
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    Andrew E. 6 months ago

    Pace Intensity Smoothness

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    Brandon Meurer 6 months ago
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  • Ty Paylez
    Ty Paylez 7 months ago

    First Drop Inversions Intensity Discomfort

  • Mr Windshield
    Mr Windshield 7 months ago
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    Cdub 7 months ago

    Inversions Intensity Smoothness

  • Jacob Q.
    Jacob Q. 7 months ago
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    Michael F 8 months ago
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    zachary v. 8 months ago
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    Chris Davenport 8 months ago
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    Jake Cuppels 9 months ago
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    Logan L. 9 months ago
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    Jacob B. 10 months ago
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    Gabin Petit 10 months ago
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    Chad Brown 11 months ago
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    Matt Burgess 11 months ago
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    Daniel John 11 months ago
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    Jeffrey E. 11 months ago

    Location Intensity Airtimes Layout

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    Chris Vgl 11 months ago
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    DJBKoasteRs 11 months ago
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    Romain B. 11 months ago
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    Guido Horatz 11 months ago
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    Erwan Rocher 1 year ago
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    Muffled Donkey 1 year ago
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    Marcus Gear 1 year ago
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    Nicolas Doise 1 year ago
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    Esteban Heine 1 year ago
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    David R. 1 year ago
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    Joseph Bricout 1 year ago
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    Sam Grantham 1 year ago
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    Jambon Fender 1 year ago
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    Bob Vegana 1 year ago

    Inversions Intensity

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    Dominic B 1 year ago

    Inversions Pace Masterpiece

  • Florian L.
    Florian L. 1 year ago
  • Coaster Cool Gaming
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    Eric Gray 1 year ago
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    Alexandre L. 1 year ago

    Layout Theming

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    Troy Fiorillo 1 year ago
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    matthew p. 1 year ago
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    Daniel Massey 1 year ago
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    Jeff T. 1 year ago
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    Mark McGivern 1 year ago
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    Jamie T. 1 year ago
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    Adam L 1 year ago
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    Nicolas L. 1 year ago
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    Wang Tony 1 year ago
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    Brice Bastien 1 year ago
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    Nad Cee 1 year ago
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    iac17 1 year ago
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    Jimmy P. 1 year ago
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    Mar cel 1 year ago
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    Jacob Selleck 1 year ago
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    Andre Brown 1 year ago
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    Sam Ya 1 year ago
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    James Fletcher 1 year ago
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    Maxime Cretton 1 year ago
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    Jacob Clark 1 year ago
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    Sam Dbart 1 year ago
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    Martin T. 2 years ago
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    Olly H. 2 years ago
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    james 2 years ago
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    Steve N. 2 years ago
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    Jérémy Pa 2 years ago
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    Laurent B. 2 years ago
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    Alex M. 2 years ago
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    Matthew Ritchie 2 years ago
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    olivier kapoun 2 years ago
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    Xabi L. 2 years ago
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    Steve Corning 2 years ago
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    Chris Cronrath 2 years ago
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    Geoffrey B. 2 years ago
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    Nick B. 2 years ago
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    Chief Pancake 2 years ago
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    Rémy D. 2 years ago
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    James Cook 2 years ago
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    Jérémie Ngs 2 years ago
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    chase s. 2 years ago
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    Coaster Cupcake 2 years ago
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    Maxime Alix 2 years ago
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    Alex Brewer 2 years ago
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    Romuald Geiregat 2 years ago
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    Tilen B. 2 years ago
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    Kyle Broxton 2 years ago
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    Luis H. 2 years ago
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    epstan 2 years ago
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    Dan Pianini 2 years ago

    Inversions Intensity Discomfort

  • Samantha P.
    Samantha P. 2 years ago

    Inversions Pace Intensity Rattle Headbanging Discomfort

  • Damien R.
    Damien R. 2 years ago
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    Marijke D. 2 years ago
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    Julien RocKub 3 years ago
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    Scott Pecqueux 3 years ago
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    Jérôme Vincent 3 years ago
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    JB T 3 years ago
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    Usa t. 3 years ago
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    Jeremy Cole 3 years ago
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    Capacity Inversions Nice surprise!

  • Katun GagaLefou
    Katun GagaLefou 3 years ago

    Inversions Rattle Harness

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    Jared Wolber 3 years ago
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    Romain LABAT 3 years ago
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    Cyril Barbier 3 years ago
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    Michaël Rmn 3 years ago
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    Dan Hood 3 years ago
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    Frédéric Beck 3 years ago
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    Anthony Lesaffre 3 years ago
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    pinwheelguy 3 years ago
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    Coaster Crafter 3 years ago
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    Francois S. 3 years ago
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    Serge Vervloesem 3 years ago
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    Faykety Fayke 3 years ago
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    James G. 3 years ago
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    Anthony Crawford 3 years ago
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    Jaiden Cohen 4 years ago
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    Etienne Sainton 4 years ago
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    Florian Blond 4 years ago
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    Benjamin R. 4 years ago