TAMPA (CBSMiami) — Busch Gardens in Tampa has dropped some big news with information about its brand new 335-foot drop-tower ride called “Falcon’s Fury.”
Planned as the tallest free-standing drop tower in North America, Falcon’s Fury will take riders 300 feet into the air, tilt their seats 90 degrees forward in midair to a face-down position and then drop them for about five seconds at a 60 mph free fall. The experience is meant to simulate the feel of a diving bird of prey and riders will feel 3.5 Gs straight down during the plunge.
Falcon’s Fury is scheduled for completion in Spring 2014 in the park’s Timbuktu area. It replaces the Sandstorm ride.
Falcon’s Fury will be the biggest addition to the park since the triple launch Cheetah Hunt roller coaster opened in May 2011. The park recently raised the price of a single-day ticket to $89 for adults and $81 for children.
The parks other thrill rides include SheiKra, Montu and Kumba.