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Drop Tower Ride Falcon’s Fury set to reopen this spring at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Falcon's Fury which has been closed for almost a year, will finally reopen this spring!


Falcon’s Fury Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay have announced that the the parks popular drop tower, Falcon's Fury will reopen this spring after almost a year of standing idle.


Falcon's Fury is a drop tower ride that reaches a maximum height of 335 feet, making it North America's tallest free-standing drop tower.


Riders experience about five seconds of free fall, reaching a speed of 60 miles per hour.


The ride's name was chosen to invoke a falcon's ability to dive steeply at high speed to capture prey.


The ride which opened on September 2, 2014, was closed in the immediate aftermath of the deadly accident on the Orlando Free Fall drop tower ride in March 2022 at ICON Park in Orlando, which resulted in the death of 14-year-old Tyre Sampson, to conducted an inspection “out of an abundance of caution”.


In the aftermath of the accident that sent shockwaves through the industry, many theme parks around the country also closed their drop tower rides for inspection, and it should be pointed out that The Orlando Free Fall was an entirely different drop tower ride from Falcon's Fury, manufactured by a different ride manufacturer.


Falcon's Fury did reopen following the inspection, but then later closed for unplanned maintenance, but has remained closed ever since.


Busch Gardens say it has been waiting on parts to repair the drop tower, and with the news that the ride is reopening in spring, we presume they are finally getting the parts they require to get the ride up and running again.


Falcon’s Fury Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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