In 2024, a B&M Family Inverted Coaster will be installed in the Pantopia section of Busch Gardens Tampa. The park demolished Sand Serpent, a wild mouse coaster, earlier this year to make way for the new attraction.Continue reading “Phoenix Rising – Family Inverted Coaster coming to Busch Gardens Tampa in 2024!”
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay today announced Serengeti Flyer as the park’s all-new 2023 attraction. Serengeti Flyer will be the world’s tallest and fastest ride of its kind, a screamin’ swing, upon opening in spring 2023.Continue reading “Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Announces Serengeti Flyer”
After some lengthy off season maintenance for two of Central Florida’s most beloved coasters, SheiKra and Montu are back online and looking good as new! We also enjoyed some quality time with some of the park’s other coaster favorites!Continue reading “Montu and SheiKra Reopened! Busch Gardens Tampa Trip Report”
In the wake of the highly-anticipated opening of Iron Gwazi we decided it was time to finally do a ranking of North America’s RMC Iron Horse coasters. We’ve wanted to do it for a while – but of course we had to wait until our local purple crocodile was ready to perform!Continue reading “All RMC Iron Horse Coasters – Ranked”
After two years of waiting, the day has finally come to ride Iron Gwazi, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s latest addition to their globally renowned coaster lineup. Would the impressive Rocky Mountain Construction coaster live up to the immense hype and high anticipation?Continue reading “Iron Gwazi Media Day at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay”
This past weekend, Busch Gardens Tampa invited us out to check out their family-friendly Mardi Gras event. Featuring live music, festive entertainment, and Cajun cuisine, this event brings all the essentials from the “Big Easy” down to Tampa Bay. Read on to find out our thoughts below, and be sure to check out the event which runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday now – March 6th!Continue reading “Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa”
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!
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.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.
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!
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!