TAMPA, Fla. (CCME) – Construction on the newest ride at Busch Gardens is coming along and now there’s new video showing just how thrilling Falcon’s Fury will be. [see video below]

Once it opens, ‘Falcon’s Fury’ will be North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower. At 335 feet tall, riders will be pointed in a face-down dive position. Then in an instant, they’ll plunge 60 miles per hour straight down and shift positions again sitting upright before it comes to a stop. The experience will feel similar to skydiving.

The ride is part of a new land called Pantopia, which replaces Timbuktu. Not only will the land look different, but will host new food options, entertainment, shopping, and a renovated theater. Family favorites like the Scorpion, Phoenix, Bush Flyers, Desert Runners and the Kiddie Train are also set to return.

According to a spokesman from Busch Gardens, they do not have an official open date for Falcon’s Fury. The new land Pantopia will officially open on May 1, but they do not have a new date yet for the ride. As soon as they have that, we’ll pass it along. 

Photo Credit Busch Gardens Video


Travis Clayton, from Busch Gardens, talks about the park's newest thrill ride, Falcon's Fury.