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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Fall/Winter 07-08

Just a short drive from Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offers special events throughout the holiday season and into the New Year.

Avoid the hassles of driving by reserving a spot on the Busch Gardens Shuttle Express. The Shuttle Express will pick you and your family up at select Orlando locations and bring you straight to the front gate. The fare for a round trip is only $10 per passenger. Please call 1-800-221-1339 or visit to check locations and make a reservation.

Join celebrity animal expert and adventurer Jack Hanna as he returns to his base camp at Busch Gardens for Jack Hanna Weekend, Nov. 16-18. Recognized around the world for his boundless enthusiasm for wild animals and conservation, “Jungle Jack” introduces guests to some of his favorite feathered and furry friends during a weekend of animal encounters and autograph signings. All Stanleyville shows and autograph signings are included with a day’s paid admission or any annual passport.

Celebrate the spirit of the season at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with two new shows and the return of a holiday classic. There’s a festive chill in the air at Stanleyville Theater as Busch Gardens presents a limited-engagement ice show, running though December and the Marrakesh Theater decks the halls with a new holiday event as well, starting late November, through December. The classic tradition of Christmas Celebration returns to the Desert Grill with a musical extravaganza featuring seasonal songs, tap-dancing toy soldiers, and fun for the whole family! Then, ring in the New Year with special entertainment and spectacular fireworks Dec. 27-31.

Start 2008 off with a bang! Busch Gardens’ longest running Big Bands concert series returns to the Stanleyville Theater in January 2008. Expect a spectacular lineup of swing, pop, and rock ‘n roll from some of music’s most memorable eras. Scheduled performers include: The Les Brown Band of Renown, Jan.17-20; The Terry Meyers Orchestra featuring Peter Appleyard, Jan. 24-27; The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Jan. 31-Feb. 3; and The Artie Shaw Orchestra, Feb. 7-10. Concert series dates and artists are subject to change.

NEW FOR 2008

Grab an ice-cold Budweiser and head to Gwazi Park with all your friends for Busch Gardens’ first Bud & BBQ. Today’s hottest country music stars take the stage select Sundays in February and March. Concerts are scheduled for Feb. 17 and 24, and March 2 and 9. All shows are included with a day’s paid admission or any annual passport. Concert dates are subject to change.


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