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Cobra’s Curse

Live snake exhibit to highlight new Busch Gardens ride

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Busch Gardens has announced its latest thrill ride, called Cobra’s Curse – a spinning coaster that will feature an air-conditioned queue line with an exhibit of several of the world’s snake species. The Tampa Tribune reports that theme park held a tour of the construction site Wednesday. According to the plans for Cobra’s Curse, guests will be just inches away from the 400-cubic-foot multi-level snake exhibit that will include Jameson’s mambas, Angolan pythons and rhinoceros and gaboon vipers. Busch Gardens officials…

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Busch Gardens unveils model of new roller coaster coming in 2016

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Construction on a new Busch Gardens Tampa roller coaster has been under way since January. The theme park unveiled a model of the attraction at the International Amusement Parks and Attractions trade show in Orlando this week. The model shows a giant cobra, mouth agape, hovering over a turquoise-and-purple track. A free-spinning cart carrying passengers passes almost directly under the cobra giving riders the illusion of being swallowed by the venomous beast. Free-spinning coasters are the latest in thrill rides…

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