Cobra's Curse Construction Continues at Busch Gardens

More than a week ago, the official Busch Gardens Tampa Blog posted a quick update covering the construction of Cobra's Curse, the new family coaster that is currently scheduled to open in 2016 in the Egypt themed area of the park.
In addition to some great behind-the-wall photos, the blog post included a few words from the Regional Director of Design and Engineering, who is working on this exciting project for the park. Take a look at what's currently happening:

From the official Busch Gardens Blog:

Busch Gardens is putting a spin on family thrills in 2016 with the brand new family thrill ride – Cobra’s Curse. Jeff Hornick, Regional Director of Design and Engineering, updates us on the progress of the one-of-kind coaster that will take riders on a whirlwind adventure: "Construction for Cobra’s Curse is coming along and now that the demolition is complete, we are focusing on installing underground utilities and pouring the concrete foundations for the middle section of the ride."

"Cobra’s Curse needs a big foundation to hold up its 95-foot-tall vertical lift. We dug a 40 foot by 40 foot by 20 foot deep hole to set our rebar and formwork. Then, we poured 6,750 cubic feet of concrete. It took 25 truckloads to transport all of this concrete to the job site. That’s enough concrete to fill up three average-sized swimming pools!"

"Our first batch of ride steel is currently in fabrication and will take the 4,800-mile journey from Germany to Busch Gardens Tampa this fall. Until then, we will continue pouring foundations all the way through the end of the year."

Be sure to visit the Busch Gardens Tampa Blog or the park's official site for more news and updates.

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