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While we wait for “key component parts” to arrive at Busch Gardens Tampa for Falcon’s Fury, the last few weeks have seen a few changes at the new drop tower, most notably the new paint scheme being added by artist Allison Larkins.
Larkins is no stranger to Busch Gardens Tampa – you’ve likely already seen her work in several locations, including rock work at SheiKra and several spots in Sesame Street Safari of Fun. This time, though, her work will be seen from both near and far, as her newest creation reaches some 130 feet into the air on the tower. Local television station Bay News 9 has an article and accompanying video with Larkins.
The design is similar to the concept art we’ve seen along the banner that first stretched along the back of Gwazi Park for Bands, Brews & BBQ and later along the construction walls in Pantopia.
Also painted recently were the formerly silver cylinders that control the seat rotation. They now sport the same yellow color as the base and top of the tower.
Check out the images below from this past weekend showing the new paint scheme, including several from photographer Matt Hopkins. As an exclusive for our registered forum members, you can also see a high resolution version of the last image on our message boards.
Around the base of Falcon’s Fury, the construction walls that stretched around the area have been pushed back to just inside the fencing surrounding the ride platform. The queue area, test seat, exit path and walkway between the drop tower and Twisted Tails is now out from behind the walls.
Take a look around the Falcon’s Fury site in this short video tour, shot just before the painting began.
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