Kumba

Theme Park Ride / Attraction
Busch Gardens (at Congo), Tampa, FL 33612, United States
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

Kumba, meaning roar in Swahili, is a 143-foot (44 m) steel sit-down roller coaster with seven inversions. It was fist built in 1993 by Bolliger & Mabillard.

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Based on 113 votes

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  • Pedro H.

    Best rollercoaster

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  • Vini M.

    Seat in the middle and hold your head to the seat or else it gives you headaches.

    Vini Miranda · February 24
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  • Kate H.

    One of the best coasters I've ever ridden. Tons of corkscrews!

    Kate Hall · December 28, 2014
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  • Vinicius C.

    Tao emocionante quanto a Sheikra, com a vantagem de ser mais extensa... Não deixe de ir

    Vinicius Calegari Sasako · November 25, 2014
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  • shannon

    This is my least favorite of the steel coasters at Busch Gardens. It's fun, but not worth it if the wait is long.

    shannon · October 8, 2014
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  • Willian C.

    Se vc gosta de velocidade e não se preocupa com a força da gravidade, vá de preferência na ultima fila.

    Willian Carvalho · January 21, 2014
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  • Brianna H.

    AWESOME RIDE!! Intense and fast!!

    Brianna Howlett · September 1, 2013
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  • Chris W.

    Montu's baby brother. Not quite as exciting but still easily 2nd best ride at the park, in my opinion.

    Chris Warmann · June 13, 2013
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  • Juan T.

    la mejor montaña rusa del parque y la menos con fila

    Juan Tirado · March 31, 2013
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  • Khanh N.

    It's a really crazy ride. I hate that my head gets banging side to side but the amount of turns and g's on this ride makes it one of the best rides in the park.

    Khanh Nguyen · December 11, 2012
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  • Theresa K.

    The best ride

    Theresa Kellerhall · October 24, 2012
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  • Katie F.

    Keeping your head back doesn't help. Ugh.

    Katie Francisco · July 3, 2012
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  • Jarrod M.

    Fastest coaster I've ever been on.

    Jarrod M. · May 26, 2012
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  • Undercover Tourist

    Intense and very fun! Read more

    Undercover Tourist · April 30, 2012
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  • Clinton™

    Front row low season, do it three times and head to the bathroom to throw up..

    Clinton™ · March 6, 2012
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  • Ashley T.

    Fun fact #2: Kumba means roar in Swahili.

    Ashley Tepper · January 29, 2012
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  • Carlos R.

    Fun fact: the coaster has special wheels that make it "roar". Because kumba means roar

    Carlos Rodriguez · January 29, 2012
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  • Emma Jane W.

    Wait out the afternoon rainstorms, watch everyone else give up and go home, then ride over and over again until you can't walk straight.

    Emma Jane Webb · September 14, 2011
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  • Douglas C.

    Best ride ever. Keep ur head back on the sear. Try the front row it's awesome...

    Douglas Colson · August 21, 2011
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  • Jade M.

    ALWAYS gotta go on this one!

    Jade Magin · August 18, 2011
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  • marvin b.

    simply awesome!

    marvin barruga · July 30, 2011
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  • Darrell

    Listen to Ashley and Nikki and hold your head against the headrest. Fast, fierce, and physical coaster!

    Darrell · June 23, 2011
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  • Nikki S.

    Seriously hold your head back or you will rattle around like a pea. pretty good ride.

    Nikki S · June 7, 2011
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  • Ashley S.

    Hold your head back against the seat to avoid a headache!

    Ashley Sponaugle · May 29, 2011
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  • Will Y.

    By far best coaster at BGTB...maybe Southeast.

    Will Young · May 26, 2011
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  • Jonathan K.

    Go at night!

    Jonathan Kenny · March 14, 2011
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  • Duffy Bear

    Amazing B&M sitter!!

    Duffy Bear · February 13, 2011
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  • Kurt H.

    Best ride in the park. Don't waste your time waiting In line for shiekra.

    Kurt H · January 16, 2011
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  • Nick A.

    Try the front row. It's fricken awesome!!

    Nick Antonio · January 1, 2011
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  • Gregorio F.

    Rode this after someone puked & all the employees did was hose the seats down, let it air around the track once & then let us on.

    Gregorio Feliciano · November 22, 2010
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  • Busch Gardens

    This legendary beast takes you from hair-raising heights to absolute weightlessness through seven inversions, all with the grace and speed of this magnificent predator.

    Busch Gardens · October 14, 2010
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  • Mikey B.

    Don't touch the grass it hurts

    Mikey Brainless · June 13, 2010
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  • Sinjin L.

    eat a funnel cake in line for this and try not to throw up while riding with your eyes closed

    Sinjin Lewis · June 5, 2010
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  • ThreeCircles

    God damn mind blitz!

    ThreeCircles · March 13, 2010
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