New ‘Pantopia’ land coming to Busch Gardens Tampa, replacing Timbuktu when Falcon’s Fury drop tower opens in 2014

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When Busch Gardens Tampa debuts its massive drop tower Falcon’s Fury in spring 2014, they will also unveil a new surrounding land called Pantopia.

Replacing the existing Timbuktu area, the remodeled Pantopia will feature thrilling rides and attractions, new food and beverage options, entertainment, shopping, and a renovated indoor theater (the park’s old 4-D theater). The Desert Grill will also be re-themed and given a new name, but will remain a restaurant. The new area will be “inspired by centuries of world travelers” according to the park.

Video: Pantopia announced with Falcon’s Fury drop tower for Busch Gardens Tampa
(Jump to 1:50 for details about Pantopia.)

“In addition to the power and allure of Falcon’s Fury, Pantopia will celebrate the spirit of animals, welcome adventurers from the four corners of the earth, explore ancient lore and display fantastic architecture,” says Busch Gardens Park President Jim Dean. “Guests will find multiple portals and doorways and learn about the legends that have drawn journeyers from around the world to Pantopia. Plus, family favorites like the Scorpion, Phoenix, Bush Flyers, Desert Runners and the Kiddie Train will return.”

Falcon’s Fury will be a one-of-a-kind drop tower standing at 335 feet tall, pivoting 90 degrees downward in midair before dropping 60 mph straight down at 3.5 Gs.


  1. Eric B. Freeman

    That new ride called “Falcon’s Fury” is going to be a 331 feet tall ride?!!!!! Cool!

    1. Eric B. Freeman

      Boy, even that ride has came from Europe.

    2. frank

      They already have the Mach tower at busch gardens, va. Built over a year ago…Quit buying rides in bulk and be a little more creative and not keep having the same rides in both parks. Their is a version of Sheikra in Va. Autobahn roller coaster in Va is the same as CHeetha….come on that is 4 rides identical in both parks with different names…The Griffon in va is taller than Sheikra…BORING>>>>

      1. Logan

        You don’t know what you’re talking about. Mach tower is 240 something and falcons fury is 335 and is a totally different ride concept griffon and SheiKra are not the same griffon has two inversions and SheiKra has one and cheetah hunt and verbolten are not even close to being the same so shut up

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