Hey Thrill Seekers,
Busch Gardens today confirmed that’s it’s highly anticipated new attraction Falcons Fury will now not be opening until the summer! No official date has been given.
The reason behind the delay was outlined via twitter, Facebook and Busch Gardens own blog, here’s what it said;
Busch Gardens’ new thrill ride Falcon’s Fury includes first-of-its kind design elements, systems and parts. Due to a delay in the fabrication of key component parts, neither the manufacturer nor Busch Gardens are able to complete the lengthy testing processes needed to open the ride to the public. The safety of our guests and team members remains Busch Gardens’ top priority and none of these delays involve safety systems. The ride has been safely operated in the initial stages of the testing process, and all other elements of the park’s newest re-imagined land Pantopia are now open to guests. Busch Gardens will provide updates on the ride opening as events warrant. We are committed to delivering world-class thrills and the best possible ride experience, and we look forward to the launch of Falcon’s Fury, North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower, later this summer.
A nightmare scenario then for Busch Gardens as universal gear up for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagonal Alley opening only Falcons Fury was perceived to have any chance of competing for column inches.
However Busch Gardens must be applauded for taking guests safety over dollar bills. Hugely disappointing but obviously the correct decision.
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.