Florida Matters: Roller Coasters

Florida Matters: Roller Coasters

Ever wonder exactly what happens to your body when you're on a roller coaster? We are taking you along for the ride at Busch Gardens in Tampa, and talking to a ride engineer and a doctor about how to keep that adrenaline rush safe. Florida Matters producer Lottie Watts and reporter Mary Shedden experience Cheetah Hunt, the longest ride in the park, and Watts braves the 90-degree drop on SheiKra.

Medical Director at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel
Director of Design and Engineering at Busch Gardens Tampa

Video Extras

Cheetah Hunt Point of View | Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay

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Carson Cooper

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