Hey Thrill Seekers,
I don’t know if its because I’m not a massive fan of Harry Potter (don’t tell anyone) or its that I just love a good thrill ride but for me this year I’ve most been looking forward to the launch of Busch Gardens Falcon’s Fury.
When I first heard Busch Gardens were going to add a new attraction to their safari based theme park I thought they were mental! The idea of launching something in the same year as Universal opened Diagon Alley made no sense to me, all the spot light would be squarely on Harry Potter surely!?
When I then heard it was a drop ride I was pretty underwhelmed. Then bits of news started to leak… Its 335 ft tall, impressive… it has a delayed start, so you won’t know when you’re going to drop, ok interesting… You’ll feel about 5 seconds of weightlessness, cool…. You’ll fall at a 90 degree angle… WHAT!!!! Yep you’ll fall facing the ground!
A fresh take on the drop ride, I was immediately on board and the more I told people about it via our facebook page the more excited I got. Here’s the low down…
Due to open in May I was excited to watch the build up via Busch Gardens really good webcast series. Just as we reached the announced opening date, disaster struck! I may have slightly over exaggerated that, more of an inconvenience to me than a disaster, Busch Gardens had to announce that they were postponing the release date due to manufacturing issues. In layman terms they weren’t able to get hold of major parts they required to assure the smooth running of Falcon’s Fury.
I was immediately on the phone to my Busch Garden contacts trying to find out the proposed new launch date… they weren’t saying anything, just sometime this Summer!! Aaaagh!!!
So now I had to wait even longer, and the anticipation just build. Then late one night I got an email from Busch Gardens letting me know that some of their staff had ridden the beast.
Pretty quickly after that Busch Gardens started a soft launch phase open to some lucky members of the public and quickly my facebook and twitter timelines were full of people pulling faces of pure terror that quickly changed to huge beaming smiles… and my jealousy reached maximum capacity.
On the 2nd September Busch Gardens announced that Falcon’s Fury was now officially open to the public…. yep that means everyone can now scream at 335 feet! I still can’t wait to ride Falcon’s Fury but it looks like I’m going to have too…
You can purchase Busch Gardens tickets at Orlando Attraction Tickets all of our tickets that include Busch Gardens admission also include free transport to and from Tampa, so you’ve got no excuse now 🙂 Get yourself down to Busch Gardens and tell me what you thought of Falcons Fury.