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Falcon's Fury rises at Busch Gardens Tampa

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Busch Gardens Tampa representatives report that in spring 2014 it's introducing Falcon's FuryTM, the first drop tower of its kind in the world.  Additionally, with no connecting structures, it will be the tallest freestanding drop tower in North America. 

Falcon's Fury, Busch Gardens' representatives say, will stand at 335 feet and take riders soaring 60 mph straight down. Located in the Timbuktu™ area, Falcon's Fury will be visible from any location in the park and even across the Tampa Bay area. 

At the ride's highest point Busch Gardens has added an element of surprise.  Like its bird of prey namesake, riders will pivot 90 degrees in midair to a face-down dive position.  An instant later they'll plunge 60 mph at 3.5 Gs straight down with speed and power like they've likely never experienced before.

Construction in the Timbuktu area of the park has already begun, and Falcon's Fury is scheduled for completion in spring 2014.  For more updates about Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens Tampa, go to FalconsFury.com or drop in to BuschGardensTampaBlog.com

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