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Magic Kingdom 1971 – Walt Disney World 40th Anniv

Continuing the series on celebrating the 40th anniversary of Walt Disney World, here’s a 10 minute clip that looks at the first ever holiday season for the Magic Kingdom back in December 1971. There’s a little Busch Gardens there in … Continue reading

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Twin Announcements from SeaWorld Parks today

Stay tuned to the Facebook pages of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and SeaWorld Orlando’s Discovery Cove for a big announcement today. Both will be announcing new attractions via social media channels today. Let’s congratulate them, not just for expanding, but … Continue reading

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“The Bachelor” winner Vienna Girardi visits Busch Gardens

Time for the latest celebrity photo op. This time at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Vienna Girardi hand-fed an endangered 2,800 pound black rhinoceros before coming face-to-face with a Bengal tiger at Busch Gardens. The central Florida native is best known … Continue reading

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SeaWorld, Busch Gardens officially sold to Blackstone

After months of rumors and behind the scenes negotiations the Blackstone Private Equity group has completed a deal to purchase Busch Entertainment Corporation from AB-InBev. This move places the second largest Orlando attraction, Universal Orlando, which is 50% owned by … Continue reading

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Shameless Plug: My Column on Who Will Buy Busch Entertainment

My column on the Busch theme parks being for sale and who, including Disney, could buy them is now up at LaughingPlace.com.  I really hope you’ll read my review – or at least pretend to.  Since I wrote it, it … Continue reading

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