POV Video Of Busch Gardens Cobra’s Curse

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Busch Gardens Cobra’s Curse opened this month and is getting lots a really positive reviews. The family spinning coaster is a great addition to a park that already boasts some of Florida’s best thrill rides including SheiKra, Falcons Fury and Montu.

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Today we were given access to this awesome POV video of Cobra’s Curse, check it out and let us know what you think.

Are you ready to take a spin on Cobra’s Curse?

You can purchase Busch Gardens Tickets directly from Orlando Attraction Tickets.

Smiles included

Jamie

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Today Busch Gardens Tampa Unveils Cobra’s Curse

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Today is the day you can take a spin on Busch Gardens new multi directional coaster Cobra’s Curse, the parks first spinning attraction is aimed at families and features an 80 foot tall Snake icon!

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The ride was open to the media last week and first reviews have been extremely positive;

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Cobra’s Curse Facts

Maximum Speed: 40 mph

Ride Length: More than 2,100 feet of track, 70 total track segments

Ride Duration: More than three and a half minutes

Seats: Up to 8 trains at a time, with 8 riders per train

Height Requirement: 48 inches to ride alone, 42 inches with parent or guardian

Ride Experience: The Cobra’s Curse ride experience unfolds in chapters: First, you will be facing forward for the first third of the ride and then be turned backwards for the second segment. Finally, for the final third of the ride, you’ll free spin into frenzy.

Queue Line: The air-conditioned queue line features an exhibit with live snakes, interactive elements and projection mapping technology to tell the story of the Snake King.

Snake Icon: 30,000 lb. in weight, 80-feet tall, Four-foot-long fangs, Three-foot-wide eyes.

This massive structure was constructed of nine stackable pieces. It has an internal steel spine and an outer shell composed of carved foam and fiberglass.

First Vertical Lift: The first experience on this ride is a lift that is one of a kind! This vertical lift functions in a similar way to an outdoor elevator and will take riders up in their coaster car to put them face- to-fang with the 80-foot Snake King.

Second Vertical Lift: The three-and-a-half-minute ride will also feature a second inclined lift that positions riders or the free-spin finale of the ride.

Location: Egypt area of Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay

You can purchase Busch Gardens Tampa Tickets directly from Orlando Attraction Tickets. If you’re heading to the park today please let us know what you thought.

Smiles included…

Jamie

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Busch Gardens Tampa Confirms Cobra’s Curse Opening Date

Hey Thrill Seekers,

On the day SeaWorld’s new hyper coaster Mako makes its debut their sister park Busch Gardens has an announcement of its own.

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Busch Gardens Tampa’s highly anticipated new multidirectional spin coaster, Cobra’s Curse, will open on Friday 17 June.

Cobra’s Curse Striking Facts:

  • One-of-a-kind spin coaster features a menacing 30,000-pound snake king icon and a 70-foot vertical lift that will take riders within inches of its 3 foot-wide eyes and 4-foot-long fangs.
  • During the three-and-a-half-minute ride, the coaster trains speed along at 40 mph down 2,100 feet of serpentine-like track, travelling backward, forward and then spinning freely.
  • Guests will experience a new spin with each ride. Each train spins randomly, with frequency and direction determined by the rider weight distribution.
  • The ride’s air-conditioned queue naturally fuels guests’ adrenaline with an immersive themed experience and a state-of-the-art snake exhibit featuring four exotic snake species. Guests will observe some of the world’s most feared and often misunderstood, vipers.
  • Riders must be 48 inches to ride, or 42 inches with a parent or guardian.

Check out this video announcing the date;

With the additional of Cobra’s Curse along with Falcons Fury, SheiKra, Cheetah Hunt, Montu and Kumba is there a better park for thrills in Florida?????? I think the answer is NO…

You can buy Busch Garden’s Tampa Tickets at Orlando Attraction Tickets.

Smiles included…

Jamie

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Day 5 – Busch Gardens Tampa

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Louise is continuing her visual diary while on holiday using the Orlando Attraction Tickets App, specifically the Snap feature which allows users to take a picture, filter it add an awesome caption and then share it among friends and families. You can use this new power for good or for evil (make your friends extremely jealous).

Day 5 for Louise saw her head down to Tampa to visit my favourite park, Busch Gardens. Louise was the second member of OAT to visit Busch Gardens since they added Falcon’s Fury the 335ft face first drop tower.

The first member of Orlando Attraction Tickets to visit last year, lost her battle against Falcons Fury and ended up crying like a baby. You can read about that here. I’m delighted to report that Louise is made of sterner stuff and not only conquered Falcon’s Fury she also managed to send us an awesome video as proof. (we’ll be posting this on our facebook page at a later date.)

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After a hard day beating Falcon’s Fury Louise headed down to Downtown Disney (Disney Springs) for a meal at Planet Hollywood, she took advantage of one of our Smile Alerts and got preferential seating…

You can download the app by searching Orlando Attraction Tickets in the app store or by clicking here.

Smiles included…

Jamie

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Christmas Town Returns to Busch Gardens Tampa!

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Recently I became a hate figure in the industry for being one of the first to blog about Christmas, even though we are barely into September!  See post regarding Universal Orlando Resort Holiday Line up

Not that I like the abuse but I fear I am going to add to it now as Busch Gardens have just announced that Christmas Town will be returning this year too!

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Here’s what their release said…

The Tampa Bay area’s biggest Christmas celebration returns to Busch Gardens Tampa this holiday season.

Christmas Town™ will take place 20 selects dates between Nov. 27 through Dec. 31.  New this year, the cheer keeps going until 10 p.m. every event night. The event is included with park admission.

Christmas Town creates beautiful family traditions for guests as Busch Gardens is transformed into a holiday wonderland with more than a million twinkling lights, Christmas entertainment, live music, festive treats and holiday shopping.

The park will be filled with cheery surprises including Santa’s House presented by Coca-Cola®, where guests can meet the big man himself as he takes a break from his busy holiday schedule to take photos with families in his private study.

Although it is early to post about Christmas I have to say that Busch Gardens Christmas Town is one of those events that give ‘s you as nice warm feeling inside!

If you are lucky enough to be in Orlando at that time then there is still plenty of time to grab a ticket for Christmas Town. Just head over to our sponsor www.OrlandoAttractionTickets.co.uk for details.

Access to Christmas Town is included within the following tickets;

 

Smiles Included…

Karl

 

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Busch Gardens Tampa Set To Announce Cobra’s Curse Tomorrow?

Hey Thrill Seekers,

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment are on a bit of a roll when it comes to announcements, earlier we reported on SeaWorld’s big announcement regarding their Mako Coaster and now we’re getting reports that Busch Gardens will be making an annoucement tomorrow regarding their own new attraction….

Our sources have told us it will be called Cobra’s Curse, and will be a family, spinning coaster with a vertical lift of 80 feet.

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We should know more tomorrow but we’re looking at a 2016 opening date. I’ll keep you updated when Busch Gardens release more info.

Smiles included…

Jamie

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Something New Is Coming To Busch Gardens Next Year

Hey Thrill Seekers,

2015 has started pretty quietly when it come to theme park news but perhaps its about to pick up a little bit. Yesterday we reported on the announcement of the World’s tallest drop tower being built on International Drive today we’re hearing news that Busch Gardens has a new attraction in the pipelines.

When I first heard this news I assumed it was an attraction to replace Gwazi which officially closed at the beginning of this month however reports seem to suggest that the new attraction will be found in the parks Egyptian themed area and is scheduled for a 2016 start date.

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A Busch Gardens Tampa spokesman confirmed that they were indeed planning a new attraction but stated that even they don’t know exactly what its going to be. What we do know at the moment is that Busch Gardens filed an environmental resource permit with the Tampa Bay regional water authority which has lead to speculation that is could be a water ride however I’m pretty sure most expansions or builds have to have the water authorities approval in that part of Florida.

The permit includes removal of more than 28,000 square feet of existing concrete paving and the expansion of the existing museum building by almost 12,000 square feet. It also appears that a section of the Serengeti Railway will be moved.

Here at Orlando Attraction Tickets when we hear news like this we like to have a little guess at what it could be, the overall opinion is that perhaps it will be some kind of 3D experience think, Spiderman at Universal. Busch Gardens is known for its amazing thrill rides so perhaps they’ll be looking to make something slightly more family (young children) orientated.

However your guess is as good as ours… we’ll keep you posted when we know more.

Smiles included…

Jamie

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Check Out The Winning Captions From Our Recent Facebook Competition

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Yesterday saw the end of our Falcon’s Fury caption competition. We had tons of entries via our facebook page below are the 5 that were voted the best by the Orlando Attraction Tickets staff.

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Congratulations to all the winners and commiserations to those who weren’t picked. We plan to do some more competitions via our facebook page, so better luck next time 🙂

Smiles included…

Jamie

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New Girl Louise Talks About Her Favourite Theme Park

Hi Thrill Seekers,

Louise here! This is my first month at Orlando Attraction Tickets, I’ve had fun learning about all the different tickets we offer and chatting to customers about their holidays. I’ve been lucky enough to visit Orlando twice already and I get to go again in September 2015. Yay! The first time I visited in 2009 I was only 14. Being just 14, everything was very overwhelming and I probably couldn’t tell you much about my visit as it was all just a big blur of excitement! Then I got to go again in 2013 when I was 18 which was a totally different experience! My second trip was much more memorable. I have always loved roller coasters but I have to say the older you get the more exciting it all becomes! My favourite park has got to be Busch Gardens. I absolutely love the big rollercoasters and I love animals. Busch Gardens offers plenty of both of these.What more could I want? So for my first ever Orlando Attraction Tickets blog I thought I’d write about my top 3 rides there.

1) SheiKra

It’s hard to pick a favourite ride as I love them all but if pushed I’d have to say my favourite is SheiKra. I love the suspense when you’re left hanging at the top for any amount of time between 1 and 6 seconds before getting whooshed down that almighty 200 ft drop at a 90 degree angle at a speeds as fast as 70 mph!! Being dropped at a 90 degree angle means that you get so much more adrenaline pumped through you especially if you sit on the front row (it also makes your cheeks wobble more)! Sheikra is a must when visiting Busch Gardens!

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 2) Cheetah Hunt

Cheetah Hunt is also an amazing ride! It’s sooo quick! I felt like I was a Cheetah running through the Serengeti when I was on it.

At 60mph its up there with the fast coasters! It has a huge drop of 130 feet while you’re riding it which lifts you out of your seat. Lasting 3 and a half minutes, this is one of the longest coasters I have ever ridden!  Considering most rides are over and done in under 2 minutes! No wonder so many people don’t mind queuing for this one! I am very much looking forward to riding Cheetah Hunt again!

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3) Montu

Number 3 on my list of favourite rides at Busch Gardens is Montu. If you’re one for quick twists and turns, this ride is perfect for you! At 60mph it’s another of the quicker roller coasters (as you can tell, I love the speedy ones!) It keeps it’s speed throughout the whole ride which is pretty impressive considering the fact that it’s almost 4,000 feet long! Montu lasts approximately 3 minutes so this is another one well worth waiting for!

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Now, a new ride I can’t wait to try….Falcon’s Fury! I am so excited to ride this! I have been waiting for what feels like an age for it to open and now it has, and it will be there waiting for me in 2015. I can almost hear it calling my name already!

When I first heard about Falcon’s Fury I just knew I had to ride it! I read on this blog that they were looking to open it in May 2014 and then had to change the date due to some manufacturing issues. I was gutted!

Then I heard it had opened! That’s right! As of 2nd September 2014 Falcon’s Fury was officially open to the public! Now that it’s open I am even more excited than ever!  At 335 feet high this is one of the tallest rides I think I will ever go on! In fact it is THE tallest free-standing drop tower in the whole of North America! Not knowing when you’re going to drop either? Now that’s exciting! I just cannot wait to get there now to ride it so I can come back and tell you all about it! Check out this great video of Tom Daley taking the plunge!

Smiles included…

Louise

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Why I Can’t Wait To Ride Falcon’s Fury At Busch Gardens Tampa

Hey Thrill Seekers,

I don’t know if its because I’m not a massive fan of Harry Potter (don’t tell anyone) or its that I just love a good thrill ride but for me this year I’ve most been looking forward to the launch of Busch Gardens Falcon’s Fury.

When I first heard Busch Gardens were going to add a new attraction to their safari based theme park I thought they were mental! The idea of launching something in the same year as Universal opened Diagon Alley made no sense to me, all the spot light would be squarely on Harry Potter surely!?

When I then heard it was a drop ride I was pretty underwhelmed. Then bits of news started to leak… Its 335 ft tall, impressive… it has a delayed start, so you won’t know when you’re going to drop, ok interesting… You’ll feel about 5 seconds of weightlessness, cool…. You’ll fall at a 90 degree angle… WHAT!!!! Yep you’ll fall facing the ground!

A fresh take on the drop ride, I was immediately on board and the more I told people about it via our facebook page the more excited I got. Here’s the low down…

Due to open in May I was excited to watch the build up via Busch Gardens really good webcast series. Just as we reached the announced opening date, disaster struck! I may have slightly over exaggerated that, more of an inconvenience to me than a disaster, Busch Gardens had to announce that they were  postponing the release date due to manufacturing issues. In layman terms they weren’t able to get hold of major parts they required to assure the smooth running of Falcon’s Fury.

I was immediately on the phone to my Busch Garden contacts trying to find out the proposed new launch date… they weren’t saying anything, just sometime this Summer!! Aaaagh!!!

So now I had to wait even longer, and the anticipation just build. Then late one night I got an email from Busch Gardens letting me know that some of their staff had ridden the beast.

Pretty quickly after that Busch Gardens started a soft launch phase open to some lucky members of the public and quickly my facebook and twitter timelines were full of people pulling faces of pure terror that quickly changed to huge beaming smiles… and my jealousy reached maximum capacity.

On the 2nd September Busch Gardens announced that Falcon’s Fury was now officially open to the public…. yep that means everyone can now scream at 335 feet! I still can’t wait to ride Falcon’s Fury but it looks like I’m going to have too…

You can purchase Busch Gardens tickets at Orlando Attraction Tickets all of our tickets that include Busch Gardens admission also include free transport to and from Tampa, so you’ve got no excuse now 🙂 Get yourself down to Busch Gardens and tell me what you thought of Falcons Fury.

Smiles included…

Jamie

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