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January 8, 2014

Falcon's Fury Rising Fast

Quick update from the other side of the I-4 Corridor. Busch Gardens Tampa sent us this picture of its new Falcon's Fury ride -- which is now nearly at its final height of 335 feet.
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Yikes. Imagine dropping from the top of THAT thing. Keep in mind, one of the fun features is that once you reach the top -- each seat pivots 90 degrees so you can't help but look down as you drop. Here's what North America's largest drop tower will look like.

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Falcon's Fury is due to open this spring along with an entire re-theme of the surrounding land. Currently, it is Timbuktu, based on a real-life place in Africa (the park's theme).
Soon it will become "Pantopia" --- a completely made-up place.

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Busch says this about their redone land: "The fully remodeled Pantopia will boast elaborately-jeweled theming and feature thrilling rides and attractions, sensational new food and beverage options, exciting entertainment, shopping, a renovated indoor theater and more."

The land, and the ride should open soon. We will keep you posted on the progress.

Here's a link to my previous update on Falcon's Fury as the pieces started arriving.  For more concept art and a  video showing what it will look like to take the plunge: Click here.

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