Its not often we have a week like the one we’ve just had, if it’s not SeaWorld announcing a new Hyper Coaster (MAKO), its Universal confirming their building a whole new Water Park (Volcano Bay)!
So we got in the Queen of OAT video content (long title) Teresa to run us through the top 3 stories of the week.
Mako, Cobra’s Curse and Volcano Bay plus King Kong make Orlando the must visit destination for 2016 & 2017. We’re also expecting some Disney news soon regarding their Avatar project!!! Its all go in the sunshine state 🙂
Firstly SeaWorld announces its new MAKO Coaster and now Busch Gardens confirms they too are launching a new ride, Cobra’s Curse (as we reported yesterday).
The new ride is described by Busch Gardens as a unique ride, very repeatable and a perfect fit for their theme park portfolio. The ideal attraction for family and friends to ride together. It will launch in 2016.
Mack will be building the ride, focused on the family and thrills. Cobra’s Curse will have a 42″ rider limit and will feature an 8 seater passenger train, 4 rows, 2 per people per row.
It will feature a Vertical 70 feet, drop in to serengeti plain. Cobra’s Curse is a spin coaster with a twist, you start your ride facing forward weaving in and out of the sites, the car is then span 180 degrees so you ride backwards on to a second lift, which triggers the car to the spin, the spin is controlled by the riders via weight distribution.
The ride will last 3 and half minutes long meaning that 1000 people per hour can ride it. Visitors will Queue through Tut’s Tomb which will be air conditioned.
Cobra’s Curse Facts
Ride Height: Approx. 70 feet.
Ride Length: Over 2000 feet of track.
Maximum Speed: over 40mph.
It looks like this could be a great ride for the family and possibly something Busch Gardens has been missing!?
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.
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.