Photo update: Busch Gardens prepares for Christmas Town and the holiday season

by Matt Roseboom

Busch Gardens christmas

By Kirstin Wright

Slowly, but surely, holiday decorations are making their way into all of the Orlando area theme parks and Busch Gardens is no exception. This is in prep for their annual Christmas Town event, which begins on Nov. 29.


Christmas Town Sign
A Christmas Town teaser banner has replaced the Howl-O-Scream sign that occupied this spot a couple of weeks ago.


Santas Christmas Workshop
A new name and new items have taken over the shop that was set up for Howl-O-Scream.


Shelves of colorful nutcrackers greet guests who enter the shop through the entrance closest to the turnstiles.


Although it wasn’t open while I was there, an area in the shop is set up for ornament personalization.


Cheetah Hunt Decorations1

Cheetah Hunt Decorations2
Christmas trees and light post garland are in the Cheetah Hunt area of the park.


Tiger Trail Garland
Garland was also spotted on a building near the Tiger Trail area.


Busch Gardens christmas
The walkway by the Sesame Street area of the park is lined with flourescent Christmas trees.


Near the real flamingos were some new plastic ones. I’m guessing these will be a display in Christmas Town. It looks like their legs are rigged up to simulate a walking motion.


Christmas Town
Although the gates weren’t open, some new structures have been set up near Gwazi that look to be there for Christmas Town as well.


Christmas Card
There are several larger-than-life Christmas cards in the Gwazi area as well.



No trip to Busch Gardens is complete without checking up on the Falcon’s Fury construction site. Here are a couple taken from holes in the construction site wrapping



I took a couple more from the Scorpion. The base of the ride can now be seen from within the pit.


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1 comment

Ken November 22, 2013 - 10:51 am

Great pictures Kirstin, I haven’t been to Busch Gardens in a long time. Makes me want to go there also. I also showed your blog to people here at work.


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