Jack Hanna coming to SeaWorld and Busch Gardens


Animal Expert Jack Hanna is making his yearly return to Central Florida soon. He’ll be puting on some animal shows at Busch Gardens and SeaWorld and will be a part of a breakfast at both parks.

His shows at the parks are free with admission. On May 1 and 2, his shows will take place in SeaWorld’s Nautilus Theater at 1:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. On April 26 his shows will take place at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Stanleyville Theater at Busch Gardens. He’ll also be appearing in Busch Gardens on May 3, but no specific show times have been released yet.

“Jungle” Jack will also be a part of a limited ticket breakfast at SeaWorld on May 1 and 2 and at Busch Gardens on May 3. The breakfast offers a buffet, some “wild” entertainment and special reserved seats at his first show. The breakfast is $18 for ages 10 and up at SeaWorld and $16.95 at Busch Gardens. Kids are $16 at SeaWorld and $10.95 at Busch Gardens. So you can save some money by going to Busch Gardens, but they only have one breakfast, so the tickets will go faster.

Busch Gardens is offering two other Jack experiences.

The Jack Hanna Family Sleepover offers behind the scenes access, encounters with animal night life and dinner. Then you spend the night at Busch Gardens and wake up to meet the tigers in Jungala. After a continental breakfast, you’ll have your own Jack Hanna encounter. It’s $78 per person.

The Serengeti Night Safari Featuring Jack Hanna consists of a two-hour night time experience. You’ll start with some snacks in the exclusive Safari Club. Then travel under the moon’s light exploring the night time mysteries of hippos, lions and hyenas. You’ll then go on a guided safari expedition with night vision monoculars. The night ends with a gathering around the bonfire with Jack for tales of African lore. The cost is $60 per person.

Tickets for the special events are available on each park’s Web site.


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