It’s been a big week in the Central Florida theme park scene with the announcement of Mako at SeaWorld – and now it’s Busch Gardens’ turn.

Cobra’s Curse will headline the 2016 season at the Tampa-based park. Unlike Mako, Cobra’s Curse will be geared towards families. It will debut in the Egypt section of the park next Summer.

The ride will feature a 70 foot vertical lift and reach speeds of 40 miles per hour. A truly unique experience unlike many rides before it in Central Florida.

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 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.”

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