Afternoon Thrill Seekers,
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment today announced it will launch “Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation,” a live musical show based on the characters from the DreamWorks film franchise Madagascar, at two of the company’s parks this summer.
Celebrating the box office success of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, which has grossed more than $740 million at the worldwide box office, Alex the Lion and friends will party while on vacation with guests at Busch Gardens Tampa throughout 2013.
The 20-minute musical show follows the antics of Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, King Julien, Mort and the Penguins during a holiday adventure. The show will feature rock/pop music performed by a live band and include both classic and original songs. The characters also will conduct meet and greets with park guests.
Only two locations U.S. theme parks will have access to the characters of Madagascar.
The new show “Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation” will début at Busch Gardens Tampa May 18, 2013.
The company also has the opportunity to expand the show to other parks in the SeaWorld family in the future. Madagascar is one of the most successful CG animated movie franchises of all time, grossing more than $1.8 billion at the worldwide box office. In 2012 “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” grossed over $740 million at the global box office, becoming the highest grossing film of the series.
The Madagascar link up obviously makes sense with Busch Gardens representing the wild and animal orientated side of theme parks. What the future of the team up will bring is anyone’s guess however the Madagascar Flume Ride at Universal Singapore proved popular so perhaps we’ll see a version of this?
You can purchase tickets for Busch Gardens at Orlando Attraction Tickets.