After having a modified event last year without any traditional haunted houses, Howl-o-Scream has returned to form in 2021, and it’s great to have it back! This year’s event features five haunted houses, eight scare zones, two shows and an excellent lineup of coasters in the dark. We got to check it out last weekend, so read on to find out our thoughts on the event!
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Superstitions aside, this Friday the 13th will be a very lucky day for fans of fear in Tampa Bay. As Howl-O-Scream, Tampa’s largest haunt event, prepares to open on September 10 for 28 select nights through October 31, Busch Gardens is unleashing a limited-time offer to secure event tickets for up to 75% off savings for only one day.
Continue reading “NEW AT HOWL-O-SCREAM 2021 – BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA”
We’ve made several trips to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this year already, and we’re back again to check out the park’s seasonal Food & Wine event! We’ll take a look at some of the food offerings we’ve tried, drinks, ambience, and of course we’ve got Iron Gwazi pictures for our coaster nerds out there!
Continue reading “A Look at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Food & Wine 2021!”
We’ve had the privilege to be invited out to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this weekend to check out the park’s brand new Mardi Gras event. We had a fabulous time checking out their food and drink offerings, which were all on point. A nice mix of entertainment and our usual dose of thrill rides made the day complete. Check out what Mardi Gras has to offer, and for the big coaster enthusiasts among us, we’ve got you covered with coaster shots as well.
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This will be a rather unusual report because we’re combining Iron Gwazi, TRON Lightcycle / Run and Jurassic World: VelociCoaster into one update! We visited the three parks/projects over the past three days and though we didn’t quite collect enough for three separate reports, we definitely have enough to share for an exciting Central Florida Coaster Construction report! Continue reading “Central Florida Coaster Construction + Testing – Mid-December 2020”
It’s been two years since our last Florida Coasters Top 10 – needless to say a lot has happened in these two years. We planned on holding off on our next Florida Top 10 until Iron Gwazi and VelociCoaster had opened; with the way 2020 unfolded, we ultimately decided to sound off on the region’s current collection of coasters without them. The next two years promise a dramatic shuffle in Central Florida coaster hierarchy, so let’s consider this 2020 countdown the foundation upon which we’ll judge the region’s variety of new coasters.
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We checked out some of the wonderful Christmas Town offerings at Busch Gardens Tampa! Along with many amazing food and entertainment options, the holiday lights, meet ‘n greets and attractions made for a well-rounded event. Join us for a review of our experience: Continue reading “Busch Gardens Tampa Christmas Town 2020 – Take a Look!”
The Spring of 2021 is just around the corner! We wanted to share a few shots of Iron Gwazi that we took this weekend. While we also visited Busch Gardens Christmas Town this weekend, this report focuses mostly on Iron Gwazi! Continue reading “Iron Gwazi Picture Update – November 21, 2020”
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2020) – Wrap up the year with holiday cheer earlier than ever at Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™, the park’s award-winning holiday event. New this year, the event kicks off with a preview weekend with light displays and select entertainment elements on November 14 and 15. Christmas Town runs daily with park-wide festive fun from November 20, 2020 through January 3, 2021.
Continue reading “Busch Gardens Christmas Town Returns November 20”
Haunted events look and feel a bit different all across the country this year, and Howl-O-Scream is no exception. This year’s event focuses solely on outdoor scares, with a whopping 10 scare zones throughout the park. Even though there aren’t any traditional haunted houses, the event still delivers plenty of scares, and of course some of Florida’s best roller coasters! Read on for our full review of this year’s event!
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We got quite some news this week from parks around the US, including seasonal events, food festivals, and combinations of both! Continue reading “Special Events News – United States Theme Parks – Week Ending September 13, 2020”
Neal Thurman, known to many for his work with Six Flags as Park President of Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Six Flags Great Adventure, and most recently Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hurricane Harbor Los Angeles and Hurricane Harbor Phoenix, has left the Six Flags Corporation and is joining SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (SEAS) as Park President for Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Continue reading “Neal Thurman Leaves Six Flags Magic Mountain to Join Busch Gardens Tampa Bay”
Sean: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (including the Busch Gardens parks) announced quite the line-up of new-for-2020 coasters. The amusement park chain however only opened one so far, in Texas. With the delays in ride openings due to COVID-19, we took the moment to pick the 5 best coasters in the chain, as we’ve ridden them all! Continue reading “The 5 Best SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Coasters”
Spring is quickly approaching which can only mean one thing… It’s almost time to ride Iron Gwazi! RMC crews have been working at a feverish pace to complete the new coaster, so let’s take a look!
Continue reading “Iron Gwazi Construction Update – Early March 2020”
Alexander: Let’s get festive! Busch Gardens Tampa is all decked out in holiday cheer for their Christmas Town even! Let’s take a look!
Continue reading “Busch Gardens Tampa – Late Nov Update + Christmas Town 2019”
Nick: It’s IAAPA week here in Orlando, and while all eyes are on the new rides coming in 2020, Busch Gardens Tampa has quietly filed plans for a new attraction we likely won’t see until 2021. Read on to find out more!
Continue reading “BGT Files Plans for “Project Jethro” – New 2021 Attraction?”
Alexander: Our first park visit following our China excursion was a quick stop at Busch Gardens Tampa for, among other things, some fresh photos of Iron Gwazi! Let’s take a look:
Continue reading “Iron Gwazi Update – Mid October 2019”
Nick: After a year of speculation and rumors, Busch Gardens Tampa has finally confirmed the details of Gwazi’s conversion into a hybrid coaster. Iron Gwazi will stand 206 feet tall, and take riders through a dozen airtime moments, three inversions, and reach speeds of 76 miles per hour! Read on for more details!
Continue reading “Iron Gwazi Coming to Busch Gardens Tampa in 2020!”
Nick: Busch Gardens’ Howl-o-Scream event is turning 20 this year, and to help celebrate the anniversary, many of the most popular icons from the event’s past are returning! This year’s event will also feature six haunted houses and nine scarezones! Read on for all the details!
Continue reading “Celebrate 20 Years of Fear during Howl-o-Scream 2019 at Busch Gardens Tampa!”
Starting next Friday, May 31, the thrills go late and the fun lasts longer at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay with the return of Summer Nights. The party heats up when the sun goes down, including extended hours every night through August 11 and fireworks each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The park’s limited-time Memorial Day Sale includes the best deals of the season to enjoy all Summer Nights has to offer at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Continue reading “SUMMER NIGHTS BRINGS FIREWORKS AND MORE BACK TO BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY STARTING FRIDAY, MAY 31”