For the site’s final POV Monday, I thought it’d be fitting to finish with Kumba. While many taller, faster, and more twisted roller coasters have come along since Kumba opened, it is still my all-time favorite looping roller coasters. Designers Bolliger & Mabillard really created a masterpiece from a pacing standpoint and Busch Gardens Tampa supplied a picturesque tropical backdrop.
I like Robb’s fun commentary, but I had to mute this one and just enjoy the beauty of this ride. The life passes through the ride’s massive vertical loop (an element 2014’s Banshee at Kings Island will borrow).