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This weekend is your last chance ever to ride SandSerpent at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay!

After 19 years, Sand Serpent will be permanently closing at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay tomorrow, July 9 to make way for new attractions.


SandSerpent at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

You only have until tomorrow, Sunday, July 9 to zip, zoom and climb five stories into the air until we say farewell to SandSerpent at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for the last time!


Busch Gardens had previously announced that SandSerpent, the wild-mouse style family roller coaster located in the Pantopia area of the park is being permanently retired after 19 years to make way for an exciting new attraction.


SandSerpent family coaster permanently closing on July 9 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

SandSerpent is a fun-filled family coaster that zips, zooms and climbs five stories into the air, and Buch Gardens are giving everyone one last chance to ride before the coaster is closed forever.


SandSerpent family coaster permanently closing on July 9 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Sand Serpent manufactured by Mack Rides is a Wild Mouse roller coaster that was originally operated at sister park Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The ride first opened in Williamsburg in 1996 as Wild Izzy, before a quick name change in 1997 to Wilde Maus, when the ride operated in the park until 2003.


The roller coaster was relocated to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and opened in 2004 as, Cheetah Chase, before receiving its current name in 2011.


Sand Serpent reaches a maximum height of 45.9 feet (14.0 m), with a maximum speed of 28 miles per hour (45 km/h), and a total length of 1,213.9 feet (370.0 m).


SandSerpent at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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