Busch Gardens retiring to SandSerpent roller coaster after nearly 20 years

SandSerpent roller coaster courtesy of Busch Gardens. 

Guests at Busch Gardens have less than a month left to ride the SandSerpent roller coaster.

The Tampa theme park is retiring the ride to make way for what it's calling ‘an exciting new addition.’

Busch Gardens officials say the SandSerpent is one of 10 roller coasters at the park. It opened 19 years ago in the park’s Pantopia area and stands five stories tall.

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The park says the last day to ride the SandSerpent is July 9.