According to a permit recently filed by Busch Gardens Tampa, SandSerpent will be enclosed for the 2018 season. The wild mouse style roller coaster in Pantopia will have a building constructed around it, which will also house the queue area of the ride. The coaster is also sometimes listed as Sand Serpent (two words) and was formerly known as Cheetah Chase until Cheetah Hunt opened in 2011.
The permit and related paperwork call for a 64 foot tall building that will be greater than 5,000 square feet, and be rated for occupancy of greater than 500 people. Testing around the site, including four boring locations, was completed in the last several weeks. It appears from paperwork filed with the permit application that the site can support the structure being built around the roller coaster. A map included with the inspection report shows the four borehole locations.