Cobra’s Curse Opens at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Cobra’s Curse at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay - entrance

Today is the day that Busch Gardens Tampa Bay opens their newest coaster, Cobra’s Curse, to the public.

The steel roller coaster, which is located in the Egypt area of the theme park, reaches a maximum speed of 40 mph and features an 80-foot snake statue. A 70-foot vertical lift takes riders within inches of its 3 foot-wide eyes and 4-foot-long fangs.

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Out and About: IAAPA 2015 in Review

One of the biggest events I cover in Orlando every year is the IAAPA convention at the Orange County Convention Center, and this year was no exception.

IAAPA convention at the Orange County Convention Center

The first two days are heavy with press events, touting the latest rides and attractions. Then the last two days are just walking the floor finding things of interest, and trying all the great food offerings – think carnival food and quick eats.

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Busch Gardens Tampa Reveals Cobra’s Curse Logo Plus Construction Update

Busch Gardens Tampa will put a spin on family thrills in 2016 with Cobra’s Curse, and the park has revealed the official logo for the ride:

Busch Gardens Tampa Reveals Cobra's Curse Logo

This one-of-a-kind spin coaster features a 70-foot vertical lift and takes riders on a whirlwind adventure over the park’s Serengeti Plain.

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