Cobra’s Curse opens this Friday at Busch Gardens Tampa!



It is one of our most highly anticipated new attractions of the year! Cobra’s Curse at Busch Gardens Tampa will open this Friday, and will put a new spin on family  entertainment.

The family coaster will open on June 17th, after a rough start. The new attraction will not only be a family thrill rise, but will also tell a distinct story, something that Busch Gardens hasn’t done on a coaster before. The new attraction will also focus on one of the most feared and misunderstood creatures in the world, snakes.

Here’s a few facts about the ride:

·         One-of-a-kind spin coaster features a menacing 30,000-pound snake king icon and a 70-foot vertical lift that will take riders within inches of its 3 foot-wide eyes and 4-foot-long fangs.

·         During the three-and-a-half-minute ride, the coaster trains speed along at 40 mph down 2,100 feet of serpentine-like track, travelling backward, forward and then spinning freely.

·         Guests will experience a new spin with each ride. Each train spins randomly, with frequency and direction determined by the rider weight distribution.

·         The ride’s air-conditioned queue naturally fuels guests’ adrenaline with an immersive themed experience and a state-of-the-art snake exhibit featuring four exotic snake species including some of the world’s most feared and often misunderstood vipers.

·         Riders must be 48 inches to ride, or 42 inches with a parent or guardian.

The ride is the centerpiece of the newly revamped Egypt area that features a new shop, new games and more!

We will be bringing you all the fun this Thursday as we take a look at the all new coaster, or at Busch Gardens!

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