Busch Gardens Tampa is a popular way to spend a day in Orlando. Themed as an African adventure, the park is a great mix of thrill rides, animals and live stage shows. Although it has new owners, the Blackstone Group, the park plans to stay true to its identity while continuing to evolve.
A new Sesame Safari play area was recently opened, featuring the characters from Sesame Street. Plus, a new animal encounter with baby Australian kangaroos and wallabies is planned, with construction on the exhibit currently underway. It is planned to be an immersive environment and appeal to young families, in the same vein as Sesame Safari.
A new thrill ride is planned to open in 2011, but so far details on the new attraction are scarce.
However, new pathways to the Edge of Africa and updates to the railroad track at Nairobi Junction provide a few hints as to the location of the new attraction.
Busch Garden tickets are on sale now.