Tuesday theme park news round-up: Bats, Falcons, and Thor
Published: October 29, 2013 at 7:59 PM
Photo courtesy Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens Tampa has taken delivery on more than 500 tons of steel for the 335-foot main tower of its new drop ride, Falcon's Fury, which will debut next spring. The pieces shipped across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain before arriving at the park last week. Falcon's Fury will be the tallest freestanding drop tower in North America when it opens. If you're curious about that "freestanding" qualifier, that's because Six Flags will have taller drop rides, but they're attached to the sides of other attractions.
Disney's found another use for its facade projection system. The latest digital projection show for the It's a Small World facade at Disneyland will be a short presentation every 15 minutes during the Small World Holiday overlay, where the entire facade will become a massive clockwork. Here's a preview:
Until Disney's managers give the greenlight for a new Marvel-themed attraction at the Disneyland Resort, it appears that the Innoventions facility in Disneyland's Tomorrowland will continue to serve as the de facto Marvel outpost in the park. This week, the park debuted its new Thor exhibit and meet-and-greet, to support the new movie coming to theaters next month. Earlier this year, Iron Man got the spotlight at Innoventions. Let the countdown begin for the Captain America exhibit next spring.
Disney this week has been installing new Coca-Cola-brand soft drink flavors from around the world at Epcot's Club Cool. Despite so many the old flavors going away to make way for the new tastes, Disney continues to troll us all by still serving Beverly. Yay?