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  1. Busch Gardens' new Cobra's Curse ride coming in 2016 (w/video)

    Attractions

    Cobra's Curse, a new family thrill ride coming to Busch Gardens in 2016, will zoom riders forward and backward and spin them, Busch Gardens revealed Thursday.

    Busch Gardens revealed more details and a rendering Thursday of a new ride called Cobra's Curse, a family spin coaster coming to the theme park in 2016. It will be the first in the world to combine a 70-foot lift, forward and backward track motion and a freely spinning ride vehicle. [Busch Gardens Tampa]
  2. High-speed shark-themed thrill ride Mako coming to SeaWorld next summer

    Florida

    Opening next summer next to its shark encounter, SeaWorld Orlando announced on Wednesday that its newest roller coaster named Mako will be a killer ride, the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando.

    SeaWorld has announced that Mako, a new coaster coming in 2016, will mimic the quick turns and speed of sharks - and will be the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando.  Mako will be a 200-foot-tall hypercoaster that will reach 73 mph along 4,760 feet of steel track (that's nearly a mile long) and leave riders feeling both breathless and weightless. [SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.]
  3. A $100 weekend in Washington, D.C.

    Travel

    Assuming you're not a lobbyist in town to woo steak-loving senators, Washington, D.C., can be a great place to visit on a budget. With 17 free Smithsonian museums, gratis gorillas at the National Zoo, engrossing monuments and open public events speckling the spring and summer calendar, you need not spend a dime on …

    FRIDAY: The Washington Harbour restaurant Farmers Fishers Bakers is a convenient supping spot for people who have taken in the free daily 6 p.m. concert at the nearby Kennedy Center.