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Amy is lucky to live in beautiful Tampa Bay, Florida and frequently visits the Busch Gardens theme park in that city. You can find Amy's updates on Busch Gardens and other Central Florida attractions in MiceChat's Orlando Parkhopper columns.
Amy has updated her Haunt Tips for the 2016 season. Please be sure to share your tips for helping those who are afraid to enjoy their local haunt. I’m really an odd duck. I love Halloween. I love a good...
Last Tuesday, August 16, was National Rollercoaster Day. What better way to celebrate than by riding the world-class roller coasters at Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando! I was invited by the parks to take part in their Coaster...
Disclaimer: Fake Theme Park is a parody/satire social media account, poking fun at all things theme park. I was contacted by Fake Theme Park with the opportunity to interview CEO Murph Gantly and Princess Peppercorn about their first ever music...
Busch Gardens Tampa has begun releasing details for the 2016 rendition of Howl-O-Scream, Evil Encore.   This year's event runs for 21 select nights from September 29 through October 30 and will be the usual mix of houses, scare zones and...
We're back with a special Busch Gardens Tampa update as we take a ride on the park's newest roller coaster, Cobra's Curse! The long awaited Cobra's Curse is now open to the public and is a one-of-a-kind take on the...
Busch Gardens Tampa invited us to a behind-the-scenes hard hat tour of their newest coaster that is currently under construction, Cobra's Curse. We have to applaud Busch Gardens for adding a bit of a backstory to the ride, which is...
We're back with a Busch Gardens Tampa update! We'll be sharing some photos of the construction progress of the new Cobra's Curse roller coaster as well as final touches being put on the park in preparation for Christmas Town. Cobra's...
Busch Gardens Tampa is putting a new spin on family thrills. This week, the park announced their newest coaster, Cobra’s Curse, which will be a new take on the spinning coaster genre. The new ride will be in the...
This article is a mock interview with the parody site, Fake Theme Park, which pokes fun at all theme parks in general (including Disney). It is satire. With that out of the way, let's have a little fun! -...
Adventure Island, Busch Gardens Tampa's sister water park, recently invited us to a behind-the-scenes tour of their latest water slide under construction, Colossal Curl. True to its name and holding up to four passengers, this mega slide promises to deliver...
We’re back with another Busch Gardens Tampa update! We have news regarding Gwazi’s closing date as well as information on some ongoing and upcoming events at the park. Goodbye Gwazi The park has announced that Gwazi is closing for good on...
I recently had the opportunity to check out this year’s Christmas Town event at Busch Gardens Tampa. Now in its 3rd year, the park includes this special holiday offering with daytime admission this year. Christmas Town is being offered...
Busch Gardens Tampa is putting the finishing touches on this year's Christmas Town event. Let's take a look at the holiday trimmings and check in on the critters who call this delightful little park home. Christmas Town at Busch Gardens...
I recently had the opportunity to check out this year's Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa, now in its 14th year. The general theme for the event is "Cursed," and here's why: There is a song. They say you’re cursed once...
Welcome to an all new Busch Gardens Tampa update. Today we'll take a look at Jack Hanna's recent visit to the park, check out the new Opening Night Critters show and more. "Wild Days" with Jack Hanna "Jungle" Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus...
Busch Gardens Tampa has announced info for this year's Howl-O-Scream. Now in it's 15th year, Tampa's #1 haunt event is ready to scare up some spooky new thrills for guests. This year's event will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday...
Time to check in on what’s happening at Busch Gardens Tampa. The popular Summer Nights event returns to the park and we'll take a look at the still in progress Falcon's Fury. Falcon’s Fury Closer to Opening Walls are finally down...
We’re back with another Busch Gardens Tampa update. We have a few new things to share with you, including an update on the delayed Falcon’s Fury drop tower ride, some changes and additions, and information on a special passholder...
We've got lots of news and photos for you from Busch Gardens Tampa, where Pantopia has opened but the big new ride has been delayed. Pantopia Officially Open Pantopia officially opened to the public on May 1st. This remake...
Time for another Busch Gardens Tampa update! Come along as we have a cheetah birthday party, get the latest on Bands Brew & BBQ and check on the progress of Falcon’s Fury and Pantopia! Cheetah Birthday Kasi the cheetah recently turned...