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Jim Froonjian says he’s been hearing a lot of noise coming from the Falcon’s Fury ride at Busch Gardens, which is just within sight of his Tampa of home of 40 years.
"It sounds briefly like a whoosh and when it stops, it sounds briefly like an auto accident," he said.
Theme park officials have been testing and soft launching the ride in recent weeks by allowing park-goers to take rides. They’ve conducted thousands of test drops so far.
ABC Action News cameras captured a few test rides without riders Wednesday.
"We try to be good neighbors. We operate within all noise ordinances, which vary depending on the day and time of day,”
Busch Gardens spokesman Travis Claytor said.
Froonjian said he’s reached out to Busch Gardens and suggested two options.
"One, have a noise muffler over there. Two, buy the neighborhood," he said. "For the most part, they're good for the city. They bring in jobs, clean up around their area, but once in a while these situations come up and my problem is they are not accountable for what they do."
Claytor said Falcon's Fury will fully open "very soon" but declined to give a specific date.