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.Continue reading “Busch Gardens Tampa Bay – Mardi Gras!”
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.
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.
The United States remains one of the most important countries for roller coaster and theme park enthusiasts around the world. A country the size of the United Sates can be overwhelming for visitors trying to decide which parks to go to. This list seeks to focus in on 10 American parks I think are essential for international visitors to experience. Note that this isn’t intended as a ranking of the best parks in the U.S., rather it is a list of parks that encapsulate the landscape of the American amusement industry.
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”
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is adding a new food festival with incredible dining options. This exciting news also includes details on attractions that will be reopening that were previously closed, including Alpengeist and Verbolten! Check out all that the food festival has to offer! Continue reading “Taste of Busch Gardens – Coming to Busch Gardens Williamsburg”
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”
Nick: After months of speculation, Busch Gardens has finally revealed the first details about Gwazi’s transformation into a hybrid roller coaster! Read on to find out more!
Nick: It’s been a little over a week since our last Busch Gardens construction update, and there’s been quite a bit of progress on both of their coaster projects, so let’s take a look!