First Drop Too short Smoothness

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SheiKra features
Operating
United States
B&M
Steel
Floorless
Dive
Chain lift hill
Shoulder harness
2005
13 500 000 $
Location
Reviews  64
  • SamYT
    SamYT 1 day ago

    Intensity Layout Hangtime Dead spots

    One of the most underrated coasters and my favourite in Florida.

  • Kw6sTheater
    Kw6sTheater 1 day ago

    First Drop Capacity Fun Too short

    SheiKra was one of the first coasters I ever rode as an official enthusiast, just the visit after I braved my fears of going upside down on Kumba. I rode Griffon at Busch Gardens Williamsburg just the month before; and while I slightly prefer Griffon due to its great location along the Rhine coupled with more airtime, SheiKra is still a very good ride. SheiKra’s iconic first drop never ceases to thrill me, giving quite a lot of good floater air; the rise up into the Immelmann and swoop around into the mid-course is certainly an exciting yet more relaxed manuever; and the mid-course brake run provides a nice pause just before that great second drop into the tunnel. From the lift hill, my eyes were constantly on the humongous structure of RMC Gwazi, watching for any sort of movement or maybe that photographed purple track from a few weeks ago. I pointed out to my best friend (who was at the park with me, also riding SheiKra) that “There’s RMC Gwazi,” and it turns out that a coaster enthusiast from New Jersey was sitting right next to me. We struck up a conversation about Rocky Mountain Construction during the lift hill, and on the final brake run we began discussing Intamin — interestingly enough, he was a ride operator for Kingda Ka so this guy mentioned quite a bit about the unreliability of their creations — but, I’m getting ahead of myself. After the tunnel dive, the train soars right over the Zambia Smokehouse — a place I’d had meals at during a few of my many Busch Gardens Tampa visits when I used to live in the area — and hits the splashdown. I may or may not have gotten hit by a few droplets of water at this time. After a large rise, the train spiraled into the final helix. It was here that I caught a distinct view of RMC Gwazi’s purple track with my own eyes, albeit for a split second as we hit the final brake run. SheiKra is definitely the 3rd best coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa, merely behind the sheer greatness of Kumba and Montu but ahead of Cheetah Hunt, Scorpion, Cobra’s Curse and Sand Serpent. It is a thrilling ride with some great views and good floater airtime. It’s definitely worth your time, if you happen to be at Busch Gardens Tampa.

  • Dave Scott
    Dave Scott 5 months ago

    First Drop Disappointing!

    Superb engineering once again from B&M, but not a great ride. It's more of a looker from the ground; it is mostly contrived to look impressive from the ground (which it does!). Anything other than the front row misses out greatly. Sheikra is surrounded by other superlative rides, which biases my low score for this one, but then that's the challenge of trying to out-do yourself!

  • Samantha P.
    Samantha P. 8 months ago

    First Drop Comfort Fun Too short

    I love Sheikra! My current fav dive machine ! (although soon to ride Valkyria so we'll see ;p) The views you get are awesome, you feel super high up and the first drop seems to hang you there for ages before it drops you ! Awesome! So smooth the whole way round! I love the splash down, especially when on one of the wing seats, feels like your feet will touch the water! :) The splash down is also awesome off ride if you want to cool off and get soaked ! Like all dive machines, just wish it was a bit longer!

  • Fidel Camuze
    Fidel Camuze 1 year ago

    First Drop Location Fun Too short

    SheiKra is the ideal dive coaster. A great first drop into the flora, an inversion with floater air, two forceful helices, a great second drop into a tunnel, and a great deal of awesome setpeices and theming, like the tunnel dive and splashdown. Although it is short like all dive coasters, it accomplishes its task of an awesome drop perfectly.

  • Francois S.
    Francois S. 1 year ago

    Masterpiece

    Perfect coasterm first row on the right is woooooowwww. Love it

  • Dustin Kyle Sloane

    Airtimes First Drop Smoothness

    Da bomb, best dive coaster. The drop is very intense. Rest of the ride is forceful and well paced.

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  • Chief Pancake
    Chief Pancake 12 days ago
  • Rémy D.
    Rémy D. 15 days ago
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  • James Cook
    James Cook 23 days ago
  • Jacob Clark
    Jacob Clark 23 days ago
  • Alexandre CF
    Alexandre CF 25 days ago

    First Drop Location Masterpiece

  • Jérémie Ngs
    Jérémie Ngs 25 days ago
  • chase s.
    chase s. 1 month ago
  • Coaster Cupcake
    Coaster Cupcake 1 month ago
  • Kommi
    Kommi 1 month ago
  • Jack Jack Johnson Jones

    First Drop Intensity Smoothness

  • Elliot Taylor
    Elliot Taylor 2 months ago

    First Drop Location Smoothness Too short Dead spots

  • Matt Newman
    Matt Newman 2 months ago

    First Drop Intensity Smoothness

  • Maxime Alix
    Maxime Alix 2 months ago
  • Alex Brewer
    Alex Brewer 2 months ago
  • Laurent B.
    Laurent B. 5 months ago
  • Romuald Geiregat
    Romuald Geiregat 5 months ago
  • Tilen B.
    Tilen B. 5 months ago
  • Kyle Broxton
    Kyle Broxton 6 months ago
  • Xabi L.
    Xabi L. 6 months ago
  • Martin T.
    Martin T. 6 months ago
  • Luis H.
    Luis H. 6 months ago
  • epstan
    epstan 6 months ago
  • Dan Pianini
    Dan Pianini 6 months ago

    First Drop

  • Romain Beauchamp
    Romain Beauchamp 7 months ago
  • Damien Richet
    Damien Richet 8 months ago
  • Julien RocKub
    Julien RocKub 8 months ago
  • Joseph Bricout
    Joseph Bricout 8 months ago
  • Scott Pecqueux
    Scott Pecqueux 9 months ago
  • Anthony Diaz
    Anthony Diaz 9 months ago
  • COASTAZILLA STUDIOS
    COASTAZILLA STUDIOS 11 months ago

    First Drop Layout

  • Jérôme Vincent
    Jérôme Vincent 11 months ago

    First Drop Intensity Too short

  • JB T
    JB T 11 months ago
  • Usa t.
    Usa t. 11 months ago
  • Joris Bodin
    Joris Bodin 1 year ago

    Airtimes First Drop Intensity

  • Jeremy Cole
    Jeremy Cole 1 year ago
  • Alexandre Humbert

    Disappointing! Dead spots

  • Katun GagaLefou

    Airtimes First Drop Masterpiece

  • Jared Wolber
    Jared Wolber 1 year ago
  • Edward M.
    Edward M. 1 year ago

    First Drop Theming Smoothness Disappointing! Pointless Layout

  • Romain LABAT
    Romain LABAT 1 year ago
  • Geoffrey Brassart
  • Cyril Barbier
    Cyril Barbier 1 year ago
  • Toto662
    Toto662 1 year ago
  • Michaël Rmn
    Michaël Rmn 1 year ago
  • Dan Hood
    Dan Hood 1 year ago
  • Frédéric Beck

    Nice surprise!

  • Florian Blond
    Florian Blond 1 year ago
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  • pinwheelguy
    pinwheelguy 1 year ago
  • Faykety Fayke
    Faykety Fayke 1 year ago
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  • Jaiden Smith
    Jaiden Smith 1 year ago
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  • Alexis G.
    Alexis G. 1 year ago

    First Drop Comfort Fun

  • Benjamin R.
    Benjamin R. 1 year ago

    Airtimes First Drop Comfort Capacity