Falcon's Fury

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Falcon's Fury
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Busch Gardens Tampa
Location Tampa, Florida, USA
Status Operating since September 2, 2014
Replaced Sandstorm
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Product Sky Jump
Height 335 feet
Speed 60 mph
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Falcon's Fury is a drop tower located at Busch Gardens Tampa in Tampa, Florida, USA. The ride reaches a maximum height of 335 feet, making it North America's tallest free-standing drop tower. Riders experience about five seconds of free fall, reaching a speed of 60 miles per hour. The ride's name was chosen to invoke a falcon's ability to dive steeply at high speed to capture prey. Falcon's Fury is located in the former spot of Sandstorm.

History

The project was originally planned to begin in 2012 with the ride opening in 2013, but it was delayed by one year. On June 11, 2013, Falcon's Fury was announced. The ride was going to open on May 1, 2014, but was delayed until September 2, 2014 as the ride faced mechanical problems.