Roar into action on a roller coaster that coaster enthusiasts have consistently voted one of the world's best.

After the blood-curdling thrill of an initial 135 foot drop, you will plunge into a diving loop, feel a full 3 seconds of absolute weightlessness while spiraling 360 degrees, and tear through one of the world's largest vertical loops.

Start your day at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay with Kumba® and then work your way back towards the front of the park to avoid lines!

Impress your friends with this fun fact about the inspiration behind Kumba’s name: It is said that if you can hear the roar of a lion in the distance, you have crossed into his territory. The natives call this roar the Kumba. And you'll feel his breath on the back of your neck from the moment you step aboard the mighty coaster that earned his name.

Ride Access

For those guests who are not able to wait in line, a Virtual Queue system is utilized and guests will be given a return time to ride (see team member at the ride entrance). At the provided time, the guest will proceed to the ride exit to board the ride. Please see a team member for assistance and loading instructions.

Height Restrictions:

Riders must be 54" tall to ride Kumba®.

Ride Restrictions

For your safety, you should ride only if you are in good health. Guests who know or suspect that may be pregnant, have high blood pressure, heart conditions, neck or back problems, recent surgery, sensitivity to strobe effects, prone to motion sickness, have a heightened sensitivity to dark enclosed places or any other impairment or medical condition that may be affected by the features of this ride or prevent the normal seating or use of the safety restraints as provided, shall not ride.

Physical Restriction

Guests must have the ability to sit upright and maintain proper riding position throughout the ride. Guests must have appropriate weight distribution to allow the restraint device to function properly. Guests must have control of upper torso including head and neck.

Guest must have the ability to hold on with at least one functioning hand and to brace self with two legs or the ability to hold on with two functioning hands if the guest's lower extremities are sufficiently strong to maintain a proper riding posture under the dynamic conditions of the ride. Amputation must be at the knee or below. Guests with an amputated leg above the knee may ride, with the use of a separate three-point harness, provided the guest has at least one functioning hand, one functioning leg (to the knee or below), and enough leg remnant to be secured by the separate three-point harness. Guests should refer to Guest Services to determine their specific ability to ride.

Leg prostheses are not permitted on the ride. Guests with any type of arm or hand prosthesis should ensure that it is properly secured and will remain in place in spite of forces experienced during the ride. Guests with a broken collar bone, neck brace, or any type of hard cast shall not ride. Please review all restrictions listed on the sign at the attraction entrance.

Service Animals

Not Permitted

Accessibility Guide

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