Video: Last section of Cheetah Hunt roller coaster track installed at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s new roller coaster Cheetah Hunt had its final piece of track installed as construction crews worked into Monday evening. It completes the 4,429-foot track, a record length among Busch Gardens Tampa’s coasters.

The final section, seen being installed in the video below, completes the “jump” over the Skyride’s cables:

But Cheetah Hunt is not complete. The architecture and theming of its surrounding area will be completed over the course of the next two months leading up to the ride’s May 27, 2011 grand opening date.

Nearby, work also continues on the Cheetah Run habitat, which will offer guests a chance to get up-close and witness a cheetah’s speed first-hand during daily sprints. Cheetah Run will also have its grand opening on May 27.

For a more thorough look at the construction of the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster and Cheetah Run area, don’t miss our recent behind-the-scenes tour, including video and photos. And come back here on May 26 for an advance sneak peek and virtual ride aboard Cheetah Hunt!

More photos of the last section of roller coaster track being installed on Cheetah Hunt:

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