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Watch the SheiKra and Kumba roller coasters in action

As vice president of design & engineering at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla., Mark Rose has a job many people only dream about. This Eagle Scout helps design the rides and attractions at the world-famous theme park and zoo and its neighboring water park, Adventure Island.

His right-hand man, mechanical engineer and Eagle Scout Jeff Hornick, says they “get to think about what would people really enjoy, what would they like, what would knock their socks off or what would be a great experience for them.”

In designing each ride or attraction, a lot of what Rose and Hornick do is solve problems, just one of the many job skills they say that they learned in Scouting.

Check out two of the Busch Gardens coasters in action in the videos below, then find out more about the job of roller-coaster engineer in the July 2012 issue of Boys’ Life magazine.




23 Comments on Watch the SheiKra and Kumba roller coasters in action

  1. I love rollercosters!

  2. I WOULD BARF SOOOOO BAD AFTER BOTH OF THOSE!!! I WOULD BE SICK THE REST OF THE DAY!!!

  3. roalercoster! // July 9, 2013 at 3:24 pm // Reply

    SPLASH!SheiKra best splashdown water break!

  4. kumba beats sheikra by a mile.

  5. when I got out of my chair I fell down!

  6. I went on Kumba and Sheikra and it was ace and surprisingly no one barfed!

  7. I would NEVER go on one of those!

  8. Rode both of those last week. SheiKra was great. Mom was scared of Kumba, but I loved it. Sister is into roller coasters now. Yay!

  9. i bet half of them barf after this.😛

  10. Cheetafast13 // April 24, 2013 at 8:41 pm // Reply

    I Went to Busch gardens but was not tall enough to go on my these. My cousin went on SheiKra and loved it. Cheetah chase is awesome though.

  11. scout of troop 342 // April 23, 2013 at 10:27 pm // Reply

    I’m never going on shieKra

  12. Minecraft man // April 22, 2013 at 5:15 pm // Reply

    Kumba looks so awesomer than Sheikra!

  13. Kumba looks pretty beast.

  14. hey i can’t watch this video!

  15. Kumba is scarier than SheiKra.

  16. KUMBA IS A BOSS!!!! haha

  17. where is that?

  18. TheTrainkinzbranch // January 4, 2013 at 7:26 pm // Reply

    that would make me be sick

  19. It looks awesome when your watchin’ it
    and scary when your ridin’ it.

  20. wow that is scary

  21. I lost my lunch on that ride.

  22. wow…

  23. Both of those would make me sick

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