As a popular summer vacation destination, Busch Gardens Tampa is taking guests’ to incredible heights with the new Falcon’s Fury, the first drop tower of its kind in the world. Additionally, with no connecting structures, it is the tallest freestanding drop tower in North America.
About Falcon’s Fury: No bird can match the speed of a falcon in its hunting dive. The falcon is the fastest animal on Earth, reaching speeds of 200 mph. Designers were inspired by this bird of prey during the development of the new attraction. Falcon’s Fury 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.
Can’t experience it in person … yet? Check out this behind-the-scenes aerial footage to see what dropping face down on a 335 foot drop tower is really like!
Think you can face the fury?