Thrill ride lovers -- you’ll be happy to know that construction of Falcon’s Fury at Busch Garden Tampa is coming along right on schedule.
This week, hundreds of lead blocks are being loaded -- plate by plate, 150 pounds at a time -- to create a counterweight for the ride.
Once complete, the counterweight will total 68 tons and will be loaded inside the Falcon’s Fury. This will counterbalance the vehicles, much like an elevator, creating a force to pull riders close to 300 feet up into the air.
And from there, it’s a straight drop back down to the bottom! Now that’s what I call a rush of excitement.
Are you excited to go on this new ride?
Here’s an inside look at Falcon’s Fury