Final track piece installed on Cobra’s Curse roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa

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Looks like the Cobra is upon us!

It was revealed today that the final track piece has been installed for Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s newest roller coaster, Cobra’s Curse. The attraction is scheduled to open this summer, and I can’t wait to ride this thing! The 4,475-pound track piece was bolted into place on Saturday and marked the end of track construction. Next step: the testing phase.

According to the folks at Busch Gardens, the spin coaster will be the only one of its kind in the world, featuring a menacing 30,000-pound snake king icon and a 70-foot vertical lift that will take riders within inches of its 4-foot-long fangs. This monster will then spin forward, backward and then freely — yikes!  There will also be a 400-cubic-foot snake exhibit in the queue line which will include Jameson’s mambas, Angolan pythons and rhinoceros and gaboon vipers.

So if you have a fear of slithery things…ya know…maybe sit this one out.

Are you super-stoked for the new ride?! Let me know in the comments below!

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