Nightly fireworks return to Busch Gardens Tampa as part of Summer Nights 2013

by Banks Lee

Busch summer nights

Busch Gardens’ Summer Nights promises to offer even more after-dark entertainment and fun for the whole family with a new rock-n-roll musical production, the return of favorites and a fireworks finale every night of the event.

Running now through through Aug. 18, guests will experience extended park hours, special entertainment, DJs, and the thrill of riding world-class coasters in the dark.

The award-winning Kinetix show returns to Summer Nights with nightly performances of its rock-fueled blast of music and acrobatics. The show’s performances include live musicians, singers, dancers and artists from around the world. Their performance will pump up the crowd every night in Gwazi Park at 9 p.m.

Born to Rock
Feel the beat and get ready to let loose with Busch Gardens Tampa’s Born to Rock! Follow along with Arvin as he unexpectedly finds himself in the middle of a rock-n-roll musical production, filled with mash-ups of contemporary music and choreography. A live guitarist, belly dancers and a circus act round out this whirlwind of color and music.

Celebrate the perfect end to the evening with a fireworks finale. Busch Gardens lights up the sky every night of the event with an aerial display set to popular music. The best views are in Gwazi Park, right after the nightly Kinetix show, but the fireworks are visible from all around the park.

On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the Party Starters will host dance challenges all day throughout the park and pick the most outgoing guests to compete in the Dance-Off competition that evening. The Dance-Off will be a three-round competition starting at 7 p.m. in the Desert Grill. The audience picks the winner with “the best moves” by applause, and first prize is four tickets to come back to Busch Gardens.

Park hours for Summer Nights are extended until 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and until 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Summer Nights is included with daily admission or any annual pass.


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