World’s First Face-Down Drop Attraction Coming to Busch Gardens Tampa in Spring 2014

Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens TampaBusch Gardens Tampa made an announcement Tuesday (June 11)  that they will open the world’s first face-down drop attraction, called Falcon’s Fury, in Spring 2014.

Riders on this attraction will climb nearly 300 feet up, with only a few moments to take in the view. Then the seats will pivot 90 degrees into a dive position, so that the riders are falling face first as they drop at 60mph towards the ground.

Be sure to go to the bathroom, first, please.

Falcon’s Fury will be located in the Timbuktu area, most likely where the recently closed SandSerpent attraction was. Once finished, it will be the tallest freestanding drop tower in North America, at 335 feet total.

Here is a promotional video from Busch Gardens with more details on the attraction:


Who wants to ride this?

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