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Busch Gardens Tampa has released another teaser video for its planned new rollercoaster for 2011, further reinforcing rumors that it will be a cheetah-themed ride with a strong focus on speed.

The video, sent to Orlando Attractions Magazine and embedded below, features park president Jim Dean discussing Busch Gardens' plans. Although light on detail, Dean again refers to refers to speed in the video, which features footage from the construction site for the new coaster.

A series of further videos on BuschGardens2011.com feature similar messages, and seemingly show a cheetah's-eye view of the animal hunting its prey. It is likely that Busch Gardens will seek to tie-in the rollercoaster - expected to be named Cheetaka - with a new live cheetah exhibit.

The cheetah theme would would fit well with the recently-leaked plans for the coaster, which appear to show a low-elevation coaster which could feature as many as 3 launched sections. The coaster is expected to cover a sprawling area, occupying most of the existing Edge of Africa land. Sections of the Serengeti Express train have already been rerouted to create room for the new addition, while the water section of Rhino Rally has also been closed to accommodate it.

For full details of the leaked plans for Cheetaka, see TPT's round-up of rumors following the recent leak of construction plans relating to the ride.

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