Even though the Falcon’s Fury ride at Busch Gardens isn’t ready yet, there’s more reasons to visit the new Pantopia area. The renovated Pantopia Theater is now home to a new live stage show called Opening Night Critters.
Featuring rescued domestic and exotic animals, including dogs, cats, birds, a horse and a kangaroo, among others, this theatrical tale follows a couple of stage hands as they find themselves in the spotlight as the human stars in an all-animal production.
The stage hands quickly discover that working with these animals isn’t as easy as they had originally thought. Try as they might, they can’t get their co-stars to cooperate and when nearly all hope is lost, their kindness and compassion is rewarded when everything falls into place for a special furry and feathered finale.
In addition to Opening Night Critters, guests can take advantage of extended park hours until 9 p.m., special entertainment, DJs, the acrobatics show Kinetix and fireworks every night during Summer Nights, happening through Aug. 17. Visit BuschGardensTampa.com for more information.