Busch Gardens Tampa was set to open their new Falcon’s Fury attraction a few weeks ago, but postponed its debut to allow for further testing.
Today the theme park has issued a statement noting Falcon’s Fury will not open until later this summer due to further safety concerns, still citing no specific opening date. The surrounding Pantopia is already open.
Below is the full statement from Busch Gardens Tampa:
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.
In the meantime, Busch Gardens has offered a POV video of the ride: