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Busch Gardens Tampa announces new family spin coaster to open in 2016

Busch Gardens Tampa announced a brand new family thrill ride - Cobra's Curse at a press conference Thursday morning. This spin coaster will be the only one of its kind in the world, featuring a vertical lift and taking riders on a whirlwind adventure of exciting explorations.

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.

"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 said. "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."

-- Herald staff report

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