‘Opening Night Critters’ animal show to close at Busch Gardens Tampa

by Brittani Tuttle

After a four-year-long run, Busch Garden Tampa Bay’s animal show, “Opening Night Critters” is closing at the end of December 2018.

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This theatrical, animal-filled stage show is closing at the end of this year.

Performing daily at the Pantopia Theater, this theatrical stage show features two ambitious stage hands as they share the spotlight with over 100 furry and feathered co-stars. “Opening Night Critters” features rescued animals and highlights the message of compassion, kindness, and cooperation between humans and creatures.

At the show’s end, guests can stick around for a chance to meet the actors, trainers, and even a few of the critters.

Stay tuned to our website for more information on the replacement for “Opening Night Critters” – an all-new live show coming in early 2019 as part of the park’s 60th anniversary.

To learn more about other entertainment offerings at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, visit BuschGardens.com/Tampa.


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1 comment

Doreen February 17, 2019 - 12:55 pm

I am so sad. This was my favorite show and gave a second life yo so many rescues.


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