Snakes aren't the point of Cobra's Curse, a roller coaster under construction at Busch Gardens. Yet it sounds like the Tampa theme park is making them impossible to escape.
For instance, there's a 80-foot-tall one that folks meet head-on at the beginning of the ride. It hisses at riders. Before that, in the queue, there is an enclosure with four species of venomous snakes. Yikes. Busch sees beauty in that, though.
"This is going to be the prettiest, most elaborately themed snake habitat that you've ever seen," said Jeff Hornick, regional director of design and engineering for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, which owns the park.
They've thought this through,...