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The saga continues as Falcon’s Fury is once again closed at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

The Falcon's Fury saga continues at Busch Garden's Tampa Bay as the ride is closed again!



Falcon's Fury at Busch Garden's Tampa Bay had been closed for nearly a year, before finally re-opening on Wednesday, April 12, but once again it has been closed, with the ride standing still for several days now.


The drop tower ride was initially listed as closed through May 7 on the park website, but this has now been extended through May 9.


Falcon’s Fury Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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 tragic accident on the Orlando Free Fall drop tower ride in March 2022 at ICON Park in Orlando, to conduct safety inspections, as similar rides throughout the country did the same.


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 reopened following the inspection, but then closed shortly after for unplanned maintenance, but has remained closed ever since.


Busch Gardens revealed that they had been waiting on parts to repair the drop tower before it finally re-opened on April 12.


Falcon’s Fury Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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