Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is not too far down the road from Walt Disney World, and yet it’s a totally different world when it comes to theme parks. Busch Gardens combines all the best elements of your favorite roller coaster heavy amusement park and a… Read More »Cheetah Hunt combines The Wild Thrills of Animals and Roller Coasters
Busch Gardens is opening a new roller coaster called Cheetah Hunt in May and Mother Nature is helping out with the promotional campaign. The park recently welcomed a new baby cheetah to its menagerie and it is the absolute cuteness. You can sort of see… Read More »Baby Cheetah is the Cuteness!
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 the middle (No live animals… Read More »Magic Kingdom 1971 – Walt Disney World 40th Anniv
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 for taking a risk with… Read More »Twin Announcements from SeaWorld Parks today
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 from “The Bachelor: On the… Read More »“The Bachelor” winner Vienna Girardi visits Busch Gardens
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 Blackstone, under the same ownership… Read More »SeaWorld, Busch Gardens officially sold to Blackstone
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 has become clear that Six… Read More »Shameless Plug: My Column on Who Will Buy Busch Entertainment
The vacation destination of the world, Dubai, is turning out to be a mirage. Busch Entertainment just announced that the “Worlds of Discovery” park that was to be constructed in Dubai, on a Shamu shaped island, is off the table. Other projects are also having… Read More »No SeaWorld, Busch Gardens in Dubai