Busch Garden Tampa Bay‘s Cobra’s Curse coaster begins with a 70-foot vertical lift that takes thrill-seekers within inches of the king of snakes. (Don’t worry; he won’t bite.) The 3 1/2 minute ride speeds along at 40 mph through 2,100 feet of track – even traveling backwards, forward and everything in between. The coaster’s spins change with each ride, giving the added bite to the coaster experience. (And bonus: It’s right next to Busch Garden’s amazing snake exhibit.)
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