Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Falcon's Fury's Soft Opening at Busch Gardens Tampa

After delays that kept the ride closed for the Summer, Busch Gardens Tampa has finally been able to let the general public on the 335 foot tall Falcon's Fury drop tower.

The ride had unannounced soft openings this past weekend, in anticipation of the full opening - date to be released by the park for that soon.  Embedded above is the most recent Falcon's Fury Webisode, giving a neat look into the mechanics that make the ride work.

BGT Fans was on hand during the previews, and captured some fantastic shots of the cars plunging toward the ground, with riders facing down of course.  Check out their update, including video of the ride in operation, at this link.

Falcon's Fury is the country's tallest freestanding drop tower, and the only one in the world that plunges riders down face-first.  The seats quickly turns upright toward the bottom of the tower, providing a comfortable stop to the fall.