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What's coming in 2014, part two: Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens Tampa

Things are really growing at Busch Gardens Tampa in 2014...literally...to a height of 335 feet in the sky. That's how tall the Falcon's Fury drop tower will extend up into the sky when it's completed later this year. If you have the guts, you can ride up to the top, then plummet face down back to earth.

Click the video accompanying this article to see just how breathtaking that view from above will really be. Falcon's Fury will be the tallest free-standing drop tower of its kind in North America. It will dwarf the 200 foot tall SheiKra roller coaster as it beckons the brave to prove themselves by stepping aboard.

Like SheiKra, Falcon's Fury's name is inspired by a bird of prey. It's meant to simulate the way in which falcons can soar to dizzying heights and swoop down to catch their meals.

No opening date has been announced yet for Falcon's Fury, but if past Busch Gardens ride openings are any indicator, May and June are good bets. It's likely to be running in time for the peak summer season when the kids get out of school.

When the ride opens, it will also make the debut of a new land, Pantopia, that will replace the area's current Timbuktu moniker. Look for other enhancements in the area, including a new name and look for the popular Desert Grill.

To see what's coming up at Walt Disney World, go here. Learn about what's coming to Universal Studios Florida by going here.

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