Kumba (roller Coaster)

Kumba (roller Coaster)

Kumba is a Bolliger & Mabillard sit down roller coaster located at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, in Tampa, Florida. Built in 1993, it stands 143 feet (44 m) tall and has a top speed of 60 mph. Kumba is one of the first in a line of multi-inversion coasters (that is, those having six or more inversions) built by B&M, and featured B&M's first ever diving loop and interlocking corkscrews. It has seven inversions which, in order, are:

  • A 114-foot-tall (35 m) vertical loop, which wraps around the lift hill
  • B&M's first-ever diving loop
  • Zero-G roll
  • Cobra roll (two inversions that go over the Congo River Rapids bridge)
  • 2 Interlocking corkscrews (also a first for B&M) immediately after the midcourse block brake

Kumba had the most inversions of any coaster by B&M until the opening of Dragon Khan at PortAventura in 1995.

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