Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is going to have a wild time this weekend, as “Jungle Jack” Hanna, the internationally-known animal expert is coming to the park May 27-28 to host animal shows, meet-and-greets, autograph signings and more. [Read more…]
Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and all of your favorite Sesame Street friends are back to celebrate a fun family weekend at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this May. [Read more…]
Mr. Karver and his dolls are ready to give guests at Busch Gardens Tampa an Evil Encore with the start of the park’s annual Howl-O-Scream event. [Read more…]
Busch Gardens has announced the dates and times for this year’s Summer Nights and Adventure Island’s Island Nights.
The night time annual event at Busch Gardens will run this year from June 24 to Aug. 7. Guests can experience thrill rides in the dark, including the all new Cobra’s Curse, enjoy rock-fueled music and acrobatics at the award-winning Kinetix show and end the night with a fireworks show. Plus, Busch Gardens is open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, giving guests even more time to experience Summer Nights. The park will close at 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays.
This year, Adventure Island will be presenting Island Nights, Thursday through Saturday, from June 16 through Aug. 6. During Island Nights, guests can enjoy island-inspired performers, a live DJ and games on the beach, starting at 5 p.m. each event night. The event will also showcase talented sand sculpture artists and a nightly finale featuring Polynesian Fire Dancers.
New this year, Island Nights extends its hours until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 9 p.m. on Thursday nights.
By Seth Kubersky
Hold onto your horned helmets, because Busch Gardens Williamsburg is building a Viking-themed wooden roller-coaster for the 2017 season.
After months of teasing the attraction through web videos and social media posts using the hashtag #BGProject2017, Bush Gardens Williamsburg finally unveiled details on the ride, which will be the Virginia park’s first wooden coaster.
The coaster will be built in the New France section of the park, and the storyline will pit fur trappers against invading Vikings who threaten to pillage their village. On the technical side, the wooden coaster will boast a 74 foot drop and 9 airtime-inducing hills, reaching a maximum speed of 48 miles per hour.
Here’s Busch Gardens’ official intro video, featuring a few more details on the 2017 attraction:
One thing that isn’t yet clear is the new ride’s name, which Busch Gardens Williamsburg has left in the hands of its fans. From now through April 1, you can cast your ballot online for Viking Raider, Battle Klash, or InvadR as the new coaster’s name.
Update 4/8/2016: It’s now official, Busch Gardens fans have selected InvadR as the new coaster’s name. Fans will be able to vote online for further elements of the attraction in the coming months.
Busch Gardens Tampa will transform into a holiday wonderland of entertainment, attractions and more than a million twinkling lights as Christmas Town returns. [Read more…]