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Colossal Curl Sneek Peek at Adventure Island

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...

Christmas Town Sparkles At Busch Gardens Tampa

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....

Howl-O-Scream Is A Frighteningly Good Time

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....

TEA SATE – Spotlight on Technology

SATE (Storytelling, Architecture, Technology, Experience) is an annual, international gathering of themed entertainment and experience design creators, producers, owners and operators, organized by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). SATE '14 took place Oct 2-3...

Season Pass Podcast: A Talk with Jim Seay, President of Premier Rides

It's the final report from the IAAPA Expo 2013 floor for the Season Pass and to close it out, we bring you the President of Premier Rides, Jim Seay.  Jim shares his beginnings in...

Season Pass Podcast: Atlantis and the Kennedy Space Center

The Kennedy Space Center in Florida is a prime tourist location to bring the family, to educate, to entertain, and to be inspired.  It is also an astounding example of what the themed entertainment industry...

Season Pass Podcast: Sally Dark Rides with Drew and Rich

During the 2013 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Exposition (IAAPA) in Orlando, Florida, the Season Pass Podcast sat down with the Creative Designers behind the amazing Sally Corporation, Drew Hunter (V.P. of Creative Design)...

Season Pass Podcast: Give Kids The World with Neal McCord

The Season Pass Podcast is in Kissimmee, Florida to check out the unbelievable family-stay village Give Kids The World. Doug Barnes and Robert Coker are joined by Jeff Kober (Disney At Work) and Lon Smart (Disney) to...

Season Pass Podcast: IAAPA 2013-Marty Sklar, Lee Cockerell, Paul Noland and More!

In Novemeber 2013, the Season Pass team traveled down to Orlando Florida to cover the biggest theme park exposition in the world--IAAPA (aka: The International Association of Amusement Parks).  Here's Part 1 of multiple covering the massive event:...

Busch Gardens Tampa Is Ready for Christmas

It's Christmas time at Busch Gardens, our favorite time of the year in the park. In today's update, we'll show you the holiday daytime offerings. Plus, Falcon's Fury construction and other news from around...

Season Pass Podcast: Brian Morrow of SeaWorld and Busch Gardens

TSPP Interviews Brian Morrow, the Creative Director of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, in this episode of the Podcast.  Brian looks back to the beginning of his career, from an intern at Six Flags, to food safety,...

Busch Gardens Tampa Is Ready For Halloween!

We’re back with another Busch Gardens Tampa update! Lots of news and photos, so let’s get right to it, shall we? Howl-O-Scream Howl-O-Scream is in its final week, terrorizing guests select nights through October 26. The Sahara Trading...

Themed Entertainment Association SATE’13 Conference

This past weekend the beautiful and historic city of Savannah, Georgia played host to the Themed Entertainment Association’s (TEA) annual SATE Conference. Hosted this year by the Savannah College of Art & Design, SATE...

The Peabody Ducks of Orlando

An Orlando institution recently ended a beloved tradition involving five celebrity ducks. No. It wasn’t Walt Disney World. The five celebrity ducks are not Donald, Daisy, Hewey, Louie, and Dewey. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The...

Tour of Busch Gardens Tampa Death Water Bayou, Howl-O-Scream

We have a mini Busch Gardens update for you today with a little treat from Howl-O-Scream. Let's strap our columnist into he "Scream Cam" and see what happens! Howl-O-Scream “Scream Cam” My fellow MiceChat colleague (and...

Wakefield Report Podcast Episode 40

Welcome back for another fun edition of the Wakefield Report Podcast! This weeks show is a little different from what you have heard so far. I am on vacation this week in beautiful Indianapolis,...

SeaWorld Orlando Summer Update and Antarctica Changes

Summer crowds have descended on the SeaWorld Orlando resort, with Aquatica closing at capacity most days during the busy 4th of July holiday week. Lines for Antarctica hovered around the 2 hour mark during...