Cobra’s Curse Construction Update #4 ~ Busch Gardens Tampa

Welcome to update number 4 on Busch Gardens’ newest coaster, Cobra’s Curse. The curse is real, get out of there…wait wrong coaster, please stay.

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Since the last time we visited the dig site, a great snake god has risen from the ground, in the cover of night.

However During the light of day

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You can see the snake god, stands watch over the nearly complete elevator lift.

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We can’t wait to slither our way up the elevator to be greeted by this toothy grin before coasting just out of his grasp.

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Here you can see the back side of the elevator lift with track weaving in and out around it.

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Speaking of track, the coasters track is nearing completion.

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Track has been complete coming from lift two for some time, but since the reopening of Montu, we are able to see that the support structure utilizes some decorative supports to  add character to the ride.

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The second lift will also be the point of the ride in which the free spin mode will be activated, so, expect to see some priceless faces as guests come from the lift and dive into the main ride area.

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One of my favorite things about this area is the proximity to Montu.

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Elsewhere, The station is coming together very quickly.

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We can now start to see where the moving walkways will be, as well as, how the disability transfer area will work.

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Also, the train house is starting to look more like its last state, and not a construction zone. I would think some train will be starting to arrive on these tracks very soon.

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In upcoming news, the Serengeti Train will soon be receiving some company as Curse track slithers underneath it.

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This will be a very exciting element, especially since you will be free spinning through there.

This ride is shaping up to be a beautiful experience for both riders and guests. The spinning combined with proximity to other elements and rides plus the tight and open design allow for the possibility of a fantastic ride.

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Looking for what the site used to look like? Check out our previous updates #1, #2, #3.

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If you really like updates about construction in Central Florida Parks we have lots of updates on that as well.

All watermarked photos taken by WGT correspondent Ray

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