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New thrill ride at Busch Gardens

 

Miami Herald Staff

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, which already has Florida’s biggest cluster of roller coasters, is adding a new thrill ride: Falcon’s Fury, a 335-foot drop tower that is scheduled to open next spring.

The ride, inspired by the hunting dive of a falcon, will pivot riders 90 degrees in midair to a face-down dive position, then send them plummeting at 60 mph. It will be the first drop tower of its kind in the world, Busch said.

The ride is already under construction in the Timbuktu area of the park. The Sandstorm ride was permanently closed to make room for it, and Busch Flyers, Desert Runners and Kiddie Train are temporarily closed.

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