A fury has been simmering, sizzling and nesting in Central Florida for a long time has now hit the area, and it’s not for the faint of heart. Now preying on Central Florida theme-park visitors is Falcon’s Fury™: The Ride at Busch Gardens® Tampa, and it’s creating quite a buzz amid the current theme-park wars, attraction lovers, thrill riders and Central Florida visitors, with daytrippers heading 90 minutes away from Orlando to Tampa to enjoy Bush Gardens, the sister parks at SeaWorld Orlando®. One thing’s for sure: This fury is bound to scare the hats, shorts and sandals off nervous riders and super thrill seekers alike. Falcon’s Fury is the tallest freestanding drop tower in North America, with plunges, pivots, free-falls, twists and turns at a thrilling multiple miles per hour. It’s sure to make many top 5 favorite ride lists for many adrenaline junkies. The screams of pure excitement you hear coming from the grand, new thrill ride that recently opened at Bush Gardens Tampa, a SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment theme park, an hour and a half from Orlando’s theme-park haven. With Best Vacation Ever low-cost, custom and incentive-based promotional packages to Orlando, Bush Gardens Tampa is an easy, hop, skip and a jump, especially in a possible preferred-partner Alamo® car rental, for visitors so they can have more than a vacation, but a full and extraordinary Central Florida vacation.
The Thrills & Chills of Pantopia & Its New Fury
The most recent unveiling and makeover at Bush Gardens is Pantopia, the former section of the park called Timbuktu. The new area of shops and restaurants was designed around the long-anticipated Falcon’s Fury: The Ride. Pantopia expands the park’s food and retail offerings and gives a much-needed facelift to one of the park’s oldest sections. The new section was also designed to enhance the experiences and offerings for those too scared to ride the Falcon’s Fury. It’s now punctuated with bright colors, lanterns, mosaic work and other decorative accents and elements, but the basic rides and layout are essentially the same. Food is another focused fury hitting Pantopia, as Executive chef Ron DeBonis dishes out the hottest culinary trends. But the focal point of Pantopia is Falcon’s Fury, which stands an impressive 335 feet tall, the largest freestanding tower in the Unites States. The Falcon Fury ride’s namesake and highest point is likened to the high-flying, sky-diving bird of prey. With dangling feet, riders swiftly pivot 90 degrees in midair to a face-down dive position before the freefall-like feeling of a plunge 60 mph straight down. It’s a fast and furious thrill ride, people will be talking about for a long time after their Central Florida vacation full of numerous thrill rides at all of the parks.
Orlando Daytripping Fun to Bush Gardens
Part of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Attractions, Bush Gardens spares no expense and is chock full of amazing wildlife, attractions, rides, entertainment, dining, shopping, events and education on its conservation efforts. Focused on land wildlife, it’s the dedicated counterpart to SeaWorld’s water-based marine life, with the same rescue and rehab initiatives, but for land-based animals. Bush Gardens has its own colorful cast of characters, with its colorful main characters including cheetahs, tail-fanning peacocks, elephants monkeys, chimpanzees, hyenas, brightly-colored salmon and pink flamingos (often mistaken as the official bird of Florida), alligators, giraffes, zebras, lions and their cubs, rhinos, and much more. It’s not uncommon to have a park representative springing a friendly kangaroo through the crowd or sprouting a lemur that will often hold guest fingers for one of the awwwwww-inspiring moments. It’s an impressive display of wildlife, nature and trilling attractions that make it one of the most popular daytrips for Orlando vacationers, especially those on a low-cost Best Vacations Ever promotional vacation package, which saves them so much money they can visit all these outlying areas, theme parks and much more with typically included complimentary accommodations, as well as other possible incentives like attraction tickets and preferred-partner Alamo® rental cars.
Nesting & Designing for Falcon’s Fury
It’s no secret Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort® and SeaWorld Orlando® have all been adding new attractions, rides and performing makeovers in the wake of consumer demand, new and modern visitor experiences, and competition. The recent theme-park wars (see BVE blog’s Theme Park Wars blog) of new rides and attractions at the parks may have initiated the Bush Garden’s newest addition in its recent Pantopia section overhaul. But the truth is the park’s plans have long been in the works and in construction, especially since Bush Gardens has already unveiled its section makeover and social centerpiece, Pantopia™ where Falcon’s Fury now nests. Every Central Florida theme park has its own distinctive theme, from fairytale magic to behind the scenes of movie magic to Legos and marine and wildlife, and each park certainly gets its fair of the millions of visitors that come each year to Orlando on vacationer, especially many of PGR’s guests on a low-cost Best Vacations Ever (BVE) fairytale promotional vacation packages that include a preferred-partner Alamo® rental car and possible complimentary accommodations situated right in the heart of all the of the big-name theme parks. Bush Gardens, which is literally and figuratively the polar opposite of the marine-life-based SeaWorld Orlando, is land-animal and wildlife-based and an ideal daytrip to Tampa. An easy 90-minute drive west of Orlando, Bush Garden’s newest ride is one fury you’ll definitely want to experience while exploring Central Florida and so primly located in Orlando with a Best Vacations Ever vacation package.
BVE Turns Ordinary Orlando Vacations Into Extraordinary Adventures
Just like all of the Orlando theme parks located right under your nose and minutes away from your Best Vacations Ever package accommodations, there are numerous outlying areas that make daytripping with a rental car, like BVE’s Alamo rental-cars incentives and promotional specials, especially convenient and easy for a full-bodied experience, Bush Gardens and Tampa are well worth the day trip drive, just like Daytona Beach, which is only an hour away. Tampa is well worth the seemingly short 90-minute drive to Tampa from Orlando where you’ll also find the west coast beaches. (Just 45-60 minutes east are the east coast beaches, too!) It is sure to enhance every Central Florida visitor’s vacation experience that includes all the local park hopping at Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort® and SeaWorld Orlando® There’s a treasure around every corner in Central Florida, especially amid numerous alternative attractions, activities, dining, shopping and its tremendous outlying areas. There’s something for everyone when you have a headquartered start primly centralized location vacationing in Orlando. Your best move is to visit bestvacationsever.com to learn more about Orlando and download educational videos about the fun, savings and legitimacy of its BVE promotional packages. If you’re ready to start your magical journey, call a PGR Travel Center representative at 800-656-2780 to book a vacation that becomes an extraordinary experience.