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Kumba at Busch Gardens Tampa

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Your rating: None Average: 3.8 (87 votes)



Opening Date:
Apr 20, 1993

135 feet

3978 feet

Maximum speed:
60 mph

Bolliger & Mabillard

Multi-inversion sitting coaster

Minimum height:
54 inches

One of the most unique roller coasters ever designed, Kumba is well known for its giant loop that encircles the lift hill. What follows that is a series of inversions, dives into the ground, and terrain-hugging turns on this coaster whose name is the Kongo word for "roar."

Upcoming refurbishments, rehabs and closures

We are not aware of any scheduled refurbishment periods for Kumba. Do you know of any upcoming "rehabs" that we're missing? If so - please contact us so that we can keep the list up-to-date.

Photos of Kumba

Reviews of Kumba:

A true B&M classic
Submitted by sirusstest
on Sunday, September 15, 2013 17:56

The overall experience at Busch Gardens is one of a kind, and there is no difference with this outstanding B&M coaster.

When the coaster opened in '93 it broke several records for B&M, and despite 20 years of aging, Kumba is still one of the best coasters in the southeast.

The feature loop that circles the lift hill is one of the big difference makers from the beginning. Adding a great photo moment that has the interlocking corkscrews in the background and then the cobra roll makes this a truly unique ride. This is definitely a must!


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