Busch Gardens to host first annual Grad Nite


On April 27, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will host its first annual 12th Grade Grad Nite. This event is for graduating high school seniors and will take place at night inside the theme park. Seniors can experience live entertainment, ride roller coasters in the dark, and participate in dance parties on the streets of Busch Gardens.

American pop rock band Cobra Starship and comedian Gabriel Iglesias will headline the entertainment. Cobra Starship, formed in 2005, released their fourth album, “Night Shades”, in August 2011 with the hit single “You Make Me Feel…” The band is best known for their Top 40 hit, “Good Girls Gone Bad.”

Gabriel Iglesias is known as the “fluffy” comic in a Hawaiian shirt who coined the saying, “I’m not fat… I’m fluffy.” Gabriel hosts Comedy Central’s newest TV series, “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution” and his credits include “Last Comic Standing,” ABC’s “My Wife & Kids,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and “The Family Guy.”

Roller coasters at Busch Gardens will remain open for the duration of the event. Seniors will have the chance to ride the following roller coasters in the dark: SheiKra, Kumba, Montu, Gwazi, and Cheetah Hunt.

The event is one night only from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on April 27, 2012. Tickets are $54.99 plus tax (One complimentary chaperone ticket given for each 10 paid student tickets; additional chaperone tickets can be purchased for $54.99 + tax)

For tickets or more information email [email protected] or call 1-866-781-1333.


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1 comment

Reid March 20, 2012 - 4:05 pm

Good for Busch Gardens!

BTW, there is no such phrase as “First Annual”. “Inaugural” is the term to use.


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