TAMPA BAY, Fla. — After being closed for several months, Falcon’s Fury will reopen at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this spring.

What You Need To Know

  • Park officials say Busch Gardens' Falcon's Fury drop tower ride will reopen this spring

  • The attraction has been closed for several months

  • Falcon's Fury is described as a 335-foot free-standing drop tower that sends riders plunging at 60 mph

  • RELATED: Busch Gardens checked drop tower ride after Orlando incident

A park spokesperson confirmed the reopening in an email to Spectrum News on Wednesday.

“We’re looking forward to opening Falcon’s Fury this spring,” Busch Gardens spokesman Eddie Delgado said.

In March, Busch Gardens conducted an inspection on Falcon’s Fury “out of an abundance of caution” after 14-year-old Tyre Sampson died after falling from the Orlando FreeFall ride at ICON Park. Falcon's Fury reopened after that and then later closed for routine maintenance. 

As for what’s kept the attraction closed since then, Busch Gardens says supply chain issues are the reason for the delay.

"Due to the ongoing supply delays beyond our control, the reopening of this attraction will be delayed," according to signs outside the attraction. "We apologize for the inconvenience while we work to re-open Falcon's Fury." 

Falcon’s Fury, which opened at the park in 2014, is described as a 335-foot freestanding drop tower that sends riders plunging at 60 mph.


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