Busch Gardens Tampa puts a spin on family thrills in 2016 with a brand new family thrill ride from Mack – Cobra’s Curse. Check out the official construction photos of this new spin coaster in Florida, the only one of its kind in the world and featuring a vertical lift.

Cobra's Curse will be 70 feet high, more than 2,100 feet in length and reach speeds of over 40mph. There will be up to 8 trains at a time with 8 riders per train and giving a ride duration of three and a half minutes will provide capacity for over 1,000 people per hour. There will be a height requirement of 42 inches to ride.

The new spinning family coaster will be located in the Egypt area of the park, explorers will come face-to-face with an 80-foot snake icon, trek over the park’s Serengeti Plain and discover the mysteries of an Egyptian archeological excavation in the space previously Tut's Tomb.

“This isn’t your ordinary spin coaster. In true Busch Gardens style, we’re putting a twist on this attraction and taking riders on an unforgettable and exciting journey,” said Busch Gardens Park President Jim Dean.

“The addition of a family spin coaster complements the selection of thrill rides Busch Gardens offers, and we know it’s an attraction that guests from across the globe will enjoy,” Dean added. “We continue to find new and exciting ways to offer thrills for the entire family, and we know Cobra’s Curse will even further solidify Busch Gardens as Florida’s Thrill Leader.”

Check out the full gallery of construction photos on the Busch Gardens Tampa blog here.

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