Busch Gardens Tampa coaster render

Busch Gardens Tampa has released the fourth preview video for its planned Cheetaka rollercoaster, allowing fans to see an near-complete circuit on the park's major new attraction for 2011.

As with the previous three videos, the latest clip shows a render of the on-ride experience of the new coaster. Embedded below, it shows the section of the coaster which will take place on the site of the former Rhino Rally water section, which was removed earlier in 2010.

The park released the video through its BuschGardens2011.com teaser website. To access it, visitors are required to enter the code word "POWER", although it is also viewable on YouTube in unprotected form. YouTube user Symmastia has spliced the four preview videos together into the compilation below, to provide an overall view of Cheetaka's circuit:

Update:Busch Gardens Tampa will release a final teaser video to coincide with the official announcement of the new coaster on October 13.

Leaked plans have suggested that the new rollercoaster will feature as many as three launch sections, and that it will be themed around cheetahs. The ride will 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, in addition to the shortening of Rhino Rally.

Further reinforcing the likelihood of a cheetah theme and the Cheetaka name, another recent leak included concept art for the ride's station. Busch Gardens Tampa has also been advertising a Zoological Supervisor role which requires experience of working with cheetahs, with a new live animal exhibit set to be installed alongside the rollercoaster.

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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There's a fifth update coming

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Well spotted, thanks.

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