Category: Busch Gardens Tampa

Topiaries Capture The Excitement Of The Food & Wine Festival 

 Busch Gardens® Tampa is cultivating some excitement this spring with 11 brand new, larger-than-life topiaries, debuting for the park’s inaugural Food & Wine Festival. The Busch Gardens’ horticulture team began creating the living works of art last July, showcasing more than 16 different plant species:   Spirit of Spring Located near Bird Gardens, the 20-foot-tall Spirit of …

Baby Cheetahs Welcomed By Busch Gardens 

 Busch Gardens® Tampa has welcomed two new adorable additions – three-month-old cheetah cubs. The Busch Gardens animal care team is providing 24-hour-care as the cubs continue to get stronger and explore their new home.   The cubs were born on Nov. 22, 2014 and weigh approximately 12 pounds. Their names, which were given by the Busch Gardens …

Award-Winning Chef Norman Van Aken Helps Create Culinary Adventures At Busch Gardens

This spring, the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival is feeding guests’ appetites for adventure with wild flavors and concerts for every taste on Saturdays and Sundays from March 7 through April 26. In addition to Busch Gardens’ own Executive Chef Ron DeBonis, acclaimed Chef Norman Van Aken, founder of NORMAN’S at The Ritz-Carlton in …

Meerkat Monday Anyone

Move over penguins, there’s a new adorable family in town (er, online). AnimalVision™ – the online portal where viewers can explore the world of wildlife 24/7 through animal habitats at SeaWorld® and Busch Gardens® – just got even cuter with the addition of Busch Gardens Tampa’s new AnimalVision Meerkat Cam. Viewers can see these amazing …

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival Menu

Guests can now explore the Busch Gardens® Food & Wine Festival menu online and prep their palettes for the inaugural spring event debuting on March 7. From comfort classics like bacon mac & cheese to decedent desserts like passion fruit flan, the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival feeds guests’ appetite for adventure with wild …

Facebook Fans Of Busch Gardens Have Spoken

Busch Gardens® Tampa Facebook Fans have spoken, and the name of the baby male gorilla is Enzi. The name was chosen after nearly 2,000 votes were submitted in a Facebook poll. Enzi means “power” in Swahili, which is spoken by various communities living in Eastern Africa. The other name options were Birungi, meaning “bringer of …

Another New Arrival Expected At Busch Gardens This Spring

After a successful gorilla birth last December, Busch Gardens® Tampa is excited to announce the pregnancy of 27-year-old endangered western lowland gorilla, Mary. Mary is expected to give birth in March 2015. Mary came to Busch Gardens in February 2010 from Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas with daughter Pele, who gave birth to a …

Chance For Facebook Fans Of Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens® Tampa continues to celebrate the successful birth of a baby male gorilla by giving Facebook fans a chance to participate in a naming poll. Fans will help choose from names that were inspired from dialects spoken around the world. Potential names for the one-month-old baby gorilla are Birungi, meaning “bringer of good things”, …

Busch Gardens Keeps The Hits Coming

Busch Gardens® Tampa keeps the hits coming during the Food & Wine Festival this spring with concerts for every taste. In addition to music superstars Pentatonix, Gavin DeGraw and Fifth Harmony, live concerts include: Saturday, March 7 Gavin DeGraw Sunday, March 8 Fifth Harmony NEW! Saturday, March 14 Kool & The Gang NEW! Sunday, March …

Gwazi’s Last Ride

February 1 is the last day for thrill seekers to ride Gwazi® at Busch Gardens® Tampa as the park prepares to permanently close the wooden rollercoaster. Gwazi opened in 1999 as Florida’s first dueling wooden rollercoaster, providing guests with thrilling and memorable experiences for more than 15 years. “No decisions have been made about what …