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Cobra’s Curse Coming to Busch Gardens Tampa in 2016

The unique coaster will put a new spin on family thrills.

Arriving early next year, Cobra’s Curse will put a new spin on family thrills.

After ascending 70 feet in the air through use of a vertical elevator-style lift, the small trains will rush around the tight hairpin turns while spinning randomly. The ride will be themed to a modern dig site in Egypt, where archaeologists discover the legendary temple of Venymyss, the snake king. The key feature of the ride will be an outward-banked turn that leans precariously towards the jaws of a gigantic statue of Venymyss.


According to Brian Morrow, the attraction designer at Busch Gardens, “With Cobra’s Curse, we’re expanding the family thrill ride offerings. The multi-directional spins on Cobra’s Curse will provide excitement and fun for guests of all ages.”

Aimed at both thrill seekers and families alike, Cobra’s Curse will have a height restriction of only 42 inches. Interestingly enough, riders will never get the same experience twice – each train spins at different rates and in different directions based on the weight distribution.


Are you excited for Cobra’s Curse? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

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By Jonathan

A trip to Dollywood at age eight changed me forever. Since then, I have been on a wild quest to fulfill my cravings for thrill. Here at Theme Park Press, I desire to share my adventures and give my thoughts on the latest industry news.

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