Busch Gardens Tampa Unveils New Cobra's Curse Model

Busch Gardens Tampa provided additional details about the latest thrill ride project coming in 2016, including a detailed model revealed at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando.
Cobra’s Curse will be the only ride of its kind in the world: a family roller coaster with freely spinning ride vehicles and a 70-foot vertical lift. The multi-directional spins on Cobra’s Curse will provide excitement and fun for guests of all ages.

The following photos show the attraction's model that was unveiled earlier today during a press event:

Here you are additional photos that we personally took earlier today at the IAAPA's Mack Rides booth:

Some additional facts about Cobra’s Curse that we are sure you will find quite interesting:
  1. A unique move on Cobra’s Curse is the “outward-banked turn” that puts riders perilously close to the jaws of the monstrous, 80-foot-tall statue of the snake king Venymyss.
  2. Instead of a gradual lift hill, more typical of a traditional coaster, each train is instead lifted vertically, to a height of 70 feet, and the top of the ancient temple.
  3. During the three-and-a-half-minute ride, the coaster trains speed along at 40 mph, spinning backward, forward, and then freely.
  4. Guests will experience a new spin with each ride. Each train spins randomly, with frequency and direction determined by the rider weight distribution.
  5. The ride’s setting is a modern day dig site in Egypt, where archaeologists have uncovered the legendary temple of the snake king, Venymyss. The ride’s air-conditioned queue line provides a welcome break from the Egyptian heat.
As a special incentive for Florida residents, the new details were revealed as the park is promoting a special offer for advance purchases of the 2016 Fun Card. For the price of a single-day admission, guests who purchase their 2016 Fun Card now also will receive the rest of 2015 free.

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  1. Looks like a heckuva lotta fun!

    Imagine that indoors and, themed to a x-wing / tie fighter or familiar Star Wars 'dog fight'

  2. It looks like the Lift hill will run parallel along Montu and add a near miss element to the ride.