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Busch Gardens Tampa to introduce new land with opening of Falcon’s Fury – Pantopia

by Banks Lee

TOPIA at Busch Gardens Tampa

With Falcon’s Fury rising up above Busch Gardens in Tampa in spring 2014, a new land will also rise with it – Pantopia.

Currently known as Timbuktu, the fully remodeled Pantopia will boast elaborately-jeweled theming and feature rides and attractions, new food and beverage options, entertainment, shopping, a renovated indoor theater and more. This reimagined land will have sights that have been inspired by centuries of world travelers, offering something for every member of the family.

PANTOPIA at Busch Gardens Tampa

Located in the heart of Busch Gardens, the centerpiece of Pantopia will be Falcon’s Fury. The drop tower will stand at 335 feet, making it North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower. At the ride’s highest point there is an element of surprise. Like its bird of prey namesake, riders will pivot 90 degrees in midair to a face-down dive position. An instant later they’ll plunge 60 mph at 3.5 Gs straight down.

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“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.”

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For more updates about Falcon’s Fury and Pantopia, go to FalconsFury.com.

Busch Gardens announces Pantopia, a new land opening with Falcon's Fury in 2014
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