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With little fanfare, drop tower ride Falcon’s Fury has reopened at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay!

Falcon's Fury which has been closed for nearly a year, is today, Wednesday, April 12 up and running, (or dropping we should say!!)


Yes!!! The great news from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, is that drop tower ride Falcon's Fury is now open!!!!!


Falcon’s Fury Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

The ride has been testing over the last week and then today, Falcon's Fury reopened with no prior announcements from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.


Once the ride was up and running earlier today, Busch Gardens announced on its social media channels that the parks popular drop tower, Falcon's Fury is now open!


The park announced the opening with the following post on socials "Look who decided to drop on by. Falcon's Fury is officially back open and ready for the thrills!"


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, and with the news that the ride is now open we can't wait to ride again, and again!!!


Falcon’s Fury Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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