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Jun 22, 2013
Tampa, FL
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To view discussion during the construction before official opening, check out the News thread here:

Originally scheduled to open May 1, 2014, the opening was delayed. Soft opens to the public on August 16, 2014, and the park announced it was "officially" open on September 2nd.
I know one thing is for sure, I will never ride that ride!! Too intense for moi.
Zimmy said:
I want to see photos of the Giraffe harnesses

Giraffes exceed the maximum height limit of 77 inches, so unfortunately they are prevented from riding.

On a more serious note, it's an unfortunate start to the first week of Falcon's Fury being officially open. During the hard hat tour early this year, it was explained to us that the ride was designed with a safety system to deal with lightning strikes. It has been struck before according to several staff members I spoke with. No word on what the specific issue is, or how long the ride might remain closed.

There is a media event scheduled for Wednesday, the 10th. It will be interesting to see if that continues as planned.
If this can be a regular occurrence with a lightning strike, it could be very bad. This is a very tall metal structure, in Florida where there's a thunderstorm practically every afternoon.
During one of my countless tours of KSC at Merrit Island, they showed me the lightning instrumentation.  It seems that part of Florida gets hit by lightning more then anywhere else in the world!  Not like they have any tall metal objects there or anything...
Wait times have varied between a few minutes up to an hour over the last few weeks. Hard to tell what it will be in the coming weeks. The next few weekends have Pass Member Previews scheduled in the mornings and there has been a lot of radio and television advertising this past week promoting it's opening.

Follow our twitter - we'll be posting the wait time when we're in the park.
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