Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cobra's Curse Track Complete + New Aerial View of Full Ride

© Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens Tampa has completed the full 2,100 feet of Cobra's Curse, having placed the final piece of track this past weekend.  Crews completed the instillation of the track under the cover of darkness, seen above.  The brand new family spinning roller coaster will be the only one of its kind, and has been designed for the park by Mack Rides.

Starting with a 70 foot elevator style lift hill, riders will be face to face with the head of a menacing 80 foot cobra at the start of the journey.  The ride will have forward, backward and free-spinning sections for the cars to meanuver through.

© Busch Gardens Tampa
Much like we saw with sister park SeaWorld Orlando's Mako when its track was completed, Busch Gardens Tampa released a beautiful aerial photo of the newly finished Cobra's Curse.  If you click the image the larger version gives off a wonderful view of the ride's layout.  Riders will be treated to an indoor queue that features a "400-cubic-foot snake exhibit which will include Jameson’s mambas, Angolan pythons and rhinoceros and gaboon vipers."  The coaster will feature a 2nd traditional lift hill halfway through the ride, and a below grade tunnel that heads under the park's train tracks at the end of the ride - along with plenty of sweeping turns, drops and interactions with Egyptian theming.