From an Orlando point of view, Busch Gardens simulates the height of the new ride coming spring 2014.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is still working on their new 335-foot-tall Falcon's Fury to open at some point this spring, but to garner interest, the theme park put together a couple of videos to simulate what riding the drop ride would be like as if you were in Orlando and Miami.
Using a helicopter to film three different iconic parts of each city, the videos simulate what you might see as if being brought up 335 feet in the air and then dropped back down.
It's actually pretty convincing since I don't really have a handle on what 335 feet high is. So for Orlando, the video takes you up looking out over Lake Eola, over the Amway Center and over the Citrus Bowl.
A Miami-eye's view from the height of the new ride set to open spring 2014.
The Miami video takes you up at the tip of Miami Beach, overlooking American Airlines Arena and over downtown Miami.
You can see both videos and more Falcon's Fury preview in our video gallery here: http://thesent.nl/1a3LRaX
When the Busch Gardens ride is actually opened, it will take riders to the top, be tilted in a face-down position and then sent rushing earthward at 60 mph.
The park is calling it "North America's tallest freestanding drop tower." It will be located in what is currently Timbuktu at Busch Gardens, but that area is being rethemed alongside the ride's opening as Pantopia. Gone will be the desert-browns of Timbuktu in favor of brighter colors and jeweled theming along with a renovated theater, new bakery other eating options.
Construction of Falcon's Fury continues with the tower now at 300 feet as of January 8. You can see the latest construction photos in our gallery here: http://thesent.nl/1euMBFs