Air Grover

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Air Grover
AirGrover.jpg
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Park section Sesame Street Safari of Fun
Coordinates 28°02′04″N 82°25′31″W / 28.034544°N 82.425345°W / 28.034544; -82.425345Coordinates: 28°02′04″N 82°25′31″W / 28.034544°N 82.425345°W / 28.034544; -82.425345
Status Operating
Opening date March 27, 2010 (2010-03-27)
General statistics
Type Steel – Junior
Manufacturer Zierer
Designer SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment
Model Force - 190
Lift/launch system Friction Wheel
Height 24 ft (7.3 m)
Length 600 ft (180 m)
Speed 26.5 mph (42.6 km/h)
Inversions 0
Height restriction 38 in (97 cm)
Air Grover at RCDB
Pictures of Air Grover at RCDB

Air Grover is a steel roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The roller coaster opened with the "Sesame Street Safari of Fun" play area on March 27, 2010. The ride simulates a biplane flight with the Sesame Street character Grover.[1][2]

Ride layout[edit]

Once the coaster train exits the station, It makes a left hand, 180 degree turn then climbs the 24-foot (7.3 m), tire driven lift hill. Once at the top, the train travels a few feet of straight track before dropping 22.5 feet (6.9 m) at a 45 degree angle. The train then travels up a tight, left banked, 540 degree, upwards helix, traveling through a Sesame Street-style desert. The train then enters a hill that crosses over a guest pathway. After that the train travels through a tight, right banked, 360 degree, downwards helix. The train then re-enters the station and is stopped by the magnetic brakes.

See also[edit]

  • Grover's Alpine Express, a similar roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's sister park, Busch Gardens Williamburg

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marden, Duane. "Air Grover  (Busch Gardens Africa)". Roller Coaster DataBase. 
  2. ^ "Sesame Street Safari of Fun Attractions". Busch Gardens Tampa. Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2010.