Cobra's Curse - Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL.
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Quick Description: Cobra's Curse is a steel spinning roller coaster that is located at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/11/2019 9:30:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM11F1Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
Cobra's Curse is a steel spinning roller coaster that is located in the Egypt section of Busch Gardens and opened on June 17, 2016.
The Cobra's Curse is a MACK Rides spinning coaster that travels forwards, backward, and spins for the finale. It features a vertical lift and other surprises along the way! The ride is themed around an Egyptian archeological excavation.

"Parts of the coaster are in trenches and the ride goes both over and under the Serengeti Train tracks.
The ride starts with a 70 foot vertical lift much like an elevator before coming face to face with the four foot long fangs of an 80 foot high rearing cobra snake (from which the ride gets its name) representing Snake King Venymyss.
There are eight trains that consist of just two cars with four persons per car, seated two per row.


Cobra’s Curse Back-Story
Cobra’s Curse is a story-driven ride and it starts in the queue inside an ancient temple. The old King Tuts Tomb attraction has been re-purposed into the new temple.
The story goes that 2,000 years ago, local villagers worshipped a Snake King and built a temple in its honour. When the Snake King became too powerful the villagers destroyed the temple. In modern times, the temple was rediscovered and the Snake Kings head was reunited with its body, releasing the curse.
The air-conditioned queue area contains interactive elements using projection mapping technology to bring the story of the curse to life. The further you progress through the queue area the deeper you feel you are going into the temple as the walls start to close in on you.
You also get the chance to see four different species of live snakes (behind glass). They are Jameson’s Mambas, Angolan Pythons, Rhinoceros Vipers and Gaboon Vipers.

Cobra’s Curse Construction
Cobra’s Curse is made by MACK Rides of Waldkrich in Germany and introduces several unusual features not usually seen on roller coasters.
As well as the vertical lift and spinning cars, the ride is a constant loading coaster which means the trains never stop and allows up to 1,000 riders per hour to board.
Guests board the trains from a moving walkway and a switch-back track allows cars to be sidelined to allow guests who need more time, to board without stopping the main ride." Source: (visit link)

"Come face-to-fang with this spinning roller coaster!
Florida's first family spin roller coaster ride.
Imagine a coaster where no two rides are alike. You’re on it. Change your ride by changing who you ride with on this thrilling steel serpent.
This one-of-a-kind roller coaster features a menacing 30,000-pound snake king and a 70-foot vertical lift that will take riders within inches of its 3 foot-wide eyes and 4-foot-long fangs. During the three-and-a-half-minute ride, the coaster trains speed along at 40 mph down 2,100 feet of serpentine-like track, travelling backwards, forwards and then spinning freely.
Riders will experience a new spin with each ride. Each train spins randomly, with frequency and direction determined by the rider weight distribution. This roller coaster's air-conditioned queue naturally fuels adrenaline with an immersive themed experience and a state-of-the-art snake exhibit.
Height Restrictions: Riders must be 48” tall to ride Cobra’s Curse® alone. Riders 42” tall may ride with a responsible person 14 years of age or older." Source Busch Gardens website: (visit link)
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Maximum Height: 70.00

Construction Material: Steel

Train Type: Multi Car

Car Type: Cars Above Track

Number of Inversions?: 0

Length of Ride: 2,100.00

Duration of Ride (time): 03:30

Water?: No

Included in Admission?: Yes

Cost: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Host Park Name: Busch Gardens

Minimum Height Restriction?: Yes

Minimum Height Required: 48

Number of Riders: 8

Top Speed: 40

Manufacturer of Ride: MACK Rides

Link to Ride Details: [Web Link]

"Express Pass" Available?: Yes

URL to Host Park: Not listed

Visit Instructions:

Post a photo of yourself near the entrance of the coaster and try to capture some aspect of the ride. Be sure and describe your ride too!

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