Busch Gardens' Cobra's Course slithers into testing phase

Busch Gardens' Cobra's Course construction finishes

Busch Gardens' Cobra's Curse ride
Busch Gardens' Cobra's Curse ride (busch Gardens)

TAMPA, Fla. – Busch Gardens' Cobra's Course's 4,475-pound track piece was bolted into place on Saturday, marking the end of track construction and the beginning of the testing phase, according to a Busch Gardens news release.

"The spin coaster will be the only one of its kind in the world, featuring a menacing 30,000-pound snake king icon and a 70-foot vertical lift that will take riders within inches of its 4-foot-long fangs," according to the news release."The three-and-a-half-minute ride will then spin forward, backward and then freely, taking riders on a whirlwind of exciting explorations." 

The ride is set to open this summer in the Egypt area of the park. 

While waiting in line, guests will be just inches away from a 400-cubic-foot snake exhibit, which will include Jameson’s mambas, Angolan pythons and rhinoceros and gaboon vipers. 

The park will continue to have updates about the new rides as well as other events on its blog