Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: December 3, 2015 Launch Viewing

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Guests Can Enjoy Best Public Viewing of Dramatic Nighttime Atlas V Rocket Launch on December 3 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Exclusive Viewing Options Offer a ‘Front Row Seat’ for the Launch

 

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests can experience the stunning sights and powerful sounds of an evening Atlas V rocket launch Thursday, Dec. 3 at 5:55 p.m. ET, with two exclusive launch viewing locations from which to choose.

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will carry the second Cygnus cargo mission, OA-4, to the International Space Station (ISS) in support of NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services program. This mission is utilizing the extended Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Module, transporting approximately 7,700 pounds of supplies to the ISS.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

The visitor complex will offer launch viewing from the Apollo/Saturn V Center located within the secured areas of Kennedy Space Center, as well as a viewing area at the main visitor complex.

Both locations offer thrilling viewing experiences:

  • The Apollo/Saturn V Center is located within Kennedy Space Center, and the viewing area features an open lawn and bleacher section overlooking the scenic Banana River. The area includes live launch commentary, food and retail available for purchase, and indoor restroom facilities. Guests may purchase launch transportation tickets to the Apollo/Saturn V Center for $20 plus tax in addition to admission.
  • Located at the main visitor complex, viewing adjacent to Space Shuttle AtlantisSM is included in daily admission. The viewing area offers guests a view of the rocket once it clears the tree line. Bleacher seating and live launch commentary are provided.

Buses will transport guests directly to the Apollo/Saturn V Center from 3 to 5 p.m.

Admission to the visitor complex is $50 plus tax for adults and $40 plus tax for children 3-11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex admission tickets may be purchased at www.KennedySpaceCenter.com or by calling 877-313-2610.

Visitor complex hours on Dec. 3 are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Launch date, time and viewing locations are subject to change.

Space Shuttle Atlantis Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Fly With an astronaut

About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, Space ShuttleAtlantisSM, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® Hubble 3D and Journey To Space films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, Rocket Garden and many other interactive exhibits. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season.  Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers multiday admission starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.

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Busch Gardens Tampa Releases New Cobra’s Curse Details

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Busch Gardens Tampa Releases New Cobra’s Curse Details

Family Spin Coaster Opens 2016; More Details Revealed To Residents and Industry Fans

Busch Gardens Tampa Cobra's Curse

Busch Gardens Tampa provided additional details about the latest thrill ride project coming in 2016, including a detailed model revealed at the International Amusement Parks and Attractions show in Orlando. Cobra’s Curse will be the only ride of its kind in the world: a family roller coaster with freely spinning ride vehicles and a 70-foot vertical lift.

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As a special incentive for Florida residents, the new details were revealed as the park is promoting a special offer for advance purchases of the 2016 Fun Card. For the price of a single-day admission, guests who purchase their 2016 Fun Card now also will receive the rest of 2015 free.

Busch Gardens Tampa is Florida’s thrill ride leader,” said Brian Morrow, Busch Gardens’ attraction creative designer. “And, with Cobra’s Curse, we’re expanding the family thrill ride offerings. The multi-directional spins on Cobra’s Curse will provide excitement and fun for guests of all ages.” 

Additional facts on Busch Gardens Tampa Cobra’s Curse:

  1. A unique move on Cobra’s Curse is the “outward-banked turn” that puts riders perilously close to the jaws of the monstrous, 80-foot-tall statue of the snake king Venymyss.

Busch Gardens Tampa Cobra's Curse

  1. Instead of a gradual lift hill, more typical of a traditional coaster, each train is instead lifted vertically, to a height of 70 feet, and the top of the ancient temple.
  1. During the three-and-a-half-minute ride, the coaster trains speed along at 40 mph, spinning backward, forward and then freely.
  1. Guests will experience a new spin with each ride. Each train spins randomly, with frequency and direction determined by the rider weight distribution.

Busch Gardens Tampa Cobra's Curse

  1. The ride’s setting is a modern day dig site in Egypt, where archeologists have uncovered the legendary temple of the snake king, Venymyss. The ride’s air-conditioned queue line provides a welcome break from the Egyptian heat.

 

 

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