Sandstorm was a Chance Rides Orbiter model flat ride located in Timbuktu.

Fast Facts:

Open Date: December 1979
Close Date: June 2, 2013
Location: Timbuktu 
(present-day Pantopia)
Replaced By: Falcon’s Fury


At the time of its installation, it was reported the English designed ride was the first of its kind in the US.

It was officially announced it would be leaving the park on May 31, 2013, with its final day of operation on Sunday, June 2, 2013. It was removed shortly after for the addition of Falcon’s Fury, which sits roughly on the same spot that Sandstorm did.


Additional details and images on Sandstorm will be added in the future.


Busch Gardens’ 1970 Rollercoasters and Thrill Rides – accessed 1/17/2017
Temple Terrace Beacon – April 10 1980 – accessed 7/16/2017
Sandstorm Blows Out of Busch Gardens: Press Release – accessed 12/14/2017