Rock a Doo Wop – Busch Gardens, Tampa

Rock a Doo Wop is a show that can be found at Busch Gardens

They roll up their jean legs and slick down their hair daily to put on the coolest show in the park. Staged at Stanleyville Theater, this rollicking rock show features the greatest hits of the ’50s and ’60s.
Guests will enjoy favorite songs like “This Magic Moment” and “Sherry” as they travel back in time to the doo wop era.
Eight singers and dancers bring it all to life with fun costumes and entertaining routines.
The stars of Rock A Doo Wop perform at the Marrakesh Theater.

Show Schedule times – 10:30, 12:00, 1.30, 3:00, 4:30

Review – This wasn’t my cup of tea, but if you want to inpress your grandma or grandpa take them to this show – they will love a good dance along 🙂

Merlin unveils latest plans for Legoland Florida

Merlin Entertainments Group has announced details of the attractions and prices at LEGOLAND Florida, which opens in October 2011.

The 150-acre venue is located in Winter Haven, 45 minutes southwest of Orlando, on the site of the former Cypress Gardens theme park.

It will offer ten different lands – The Beginning, Fun Town, Miniland USA, Castle Hill, Land of Adventure, XTreme, LEGO City, Imagination Zone, Pirate Cove and DUPLO Village – featuring 50 interactive rides, shows and attractions aimed at families with children aged two to 12.

Pre-opening discounted tickets are available for a limited time at $65 for adults, a saving of $10 from the standard price, and $55 for seniors and children aged three to 12, with children under three free.

Also available is a lifetime pass costing $2,500, which includes unlimited admission, discounts on preferred parking, special events and discounts on food and merchandise.

There are currently four LEGOLAND parks worldwide: Billund, Denmark, which opened in 1968; Windsor (1996); Carlsbad, California (1999); and Günzburg, Germany (2002).

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Ferrari Theme Park Abu Dhabi

Opening on the 28th October 2010 Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi will become the worlds first Ferrari theme park.

Featuring more than 20 rides and attractions spread out over 200,000 square metres all covered by a Ferrari red roof shaped like a futuristic space ship, Ferrari World will have everything from roller coasters, to interactive exhibits as well as restaurants and a shopping mall.

Rides

Rides will include the Speed of Magic, a 4-D adventure whichdrives visitors through deep green jungles, icy cavern and ravines.

Formula Rossa, build as the worlds fastest roller coaster, pushing riders to 150 mph in less than five seconds.

Junior F1 is a scaled down track designed for children.


Viator buys OurExplorer

Viator , which operates a one-stop-shop for researching, planning and booking tours and activities all over the globe via Viator.com, has moved to acquire Sydney-based OurExplorer.com , an online resource for discovering and booking private tour guides around the world. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2008, OurExplorer.com has grown into a global online network of professional tour guides who specialize in destinations like London, New York and Paris, as well as more off-the-beaten-path destinations.

OurExplorer says it has gathered information on more than 2,000 registered tour guides in more than 500 destinations to date, enabling travelers to quickly locate local guides in the destinations they are visiting.

Each registered OurExplorer guide has a personalized profile that details their destination of focus, areas of expertise, years as a guide, licensing and pricing information and ratings by customers. Travelers seeking out a customized local experience in their destination can use the OurExplorer network to find a local expert that will meet their personal preferences and craft a private tour that will complement their activities itinerary.

The OurExplorer brand will continue to operate under its existing name.

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Critter Castaways at Busch Gardens, Tampa

Critter castaways is at the Garden Theater, located in Bird Garden at Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida.

When our expert animal trainers turned their attention toward some rescued and shelter animals in need of a home, a show was born, along with quite a few four-legged and feathered stars.

Using the same sort of encouragement-based training philosophy our animal trainers use throughout our parks, a cast of unlikely characters comes together to create a side-splitting show with surprise twists that will have the whole family laughing from beginning to end.

Dogs and cats, ducks and doves, potbellied pigs and a few surprise animal stars entertain guests with a spectacular tribute to the human and animal connection and just how much fun it can be.

Show Schedule times – 11:00, 3:00, 4:30

Review – It must have taken the trainers an awful long time to get the animals to do all of this especially at the correct timing, it was great, definately one which is good for all the family.

A is for Africa at Busch Gardens

A is for Africa is a musical performance that brings tales of imagination and adventure to life with Elmo and his friends, performing daily at the Sesame Street Safari of Fun’s Sunny Day Theater.

Show Schedule times – 11:30, 1:00, 3:45, 5:00

Review – This was so much fun, my kids loved it and if I’m being honest I actually really liked it too 🙂

Elephant Insider at Busch Gardens, Tampa

Elephant insider is a tour featured in Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida.

Get an insider’s look at how Busch Gardens cares for one of the world’s largest land animals. Go behind the scenes to meet the keepers and observe how they train and work with these incredible animals in their state of the art facilities.

Price – $19.95 plux tax per person (ages 10 and up)

Duration – 45 minute experience

Jungala Insider at Busch Gardens, Tampa

Jungala is a 4-acre (16,000 m2) family attraction featured in Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida featuring up-close animal encounters, rope bridges to explore three stories of jungle life, and a water-play area for children. Also located in this area are two family attractions: Jungle Flyers, a zip line that offers three different flight patterns above the treetops of the new area, and Wild Surge, a shot tower that launches guests above a waterfall. Another attraction is Tiger Trail, which is a walkthrough with tigers where there is also a glass turret where you can look out right in the middle of the tiger enclosure.

Get an insider’s look at Jungala and discover how the world-class attraction was designed to be immersive for guests and naturalistic for the animals. Go behind the scenes to meet the keepers and observe how they care for these endangered Bengal tigers and Bornean orangutans.

Price – $19.95 plus tax per person (ages 5 and up)

Duration – 45 minute walking tour

Attraction ticket review – This get’s very very busy so beware you won’t get much time to look at the tigers, however it is great when you do – you go up a ladder to a clear dome that looks into the tiger pen, its to the side I think it would be much better in the middle so you can get more of a chance to see the tigers real close other than that little moan the overall experience was fab.

Serengeti Safari – Busch Gardens, Tampa

Serengeti Safari featured at Busch Gardensm, Tampa, Florida. This opened in 1965 and was the first of its kind to offer animals in a free roaming environment.

Feel yourself being swept away to the African veldt on an open-truck tour that takes you up close to the wonders of our 65-acre Seregeti Plain, where you’ll meet some magnificent animals.

Get nose-to-nose with a giraffe. Learn a thing or two about zebras you never knew until you got this close. Understand exotic species like bongo, eland and ostrich as your guide helps bring you closer to the wildlife and wild places in this world we share.

Photo opportunities on the Serengeti Safari are unbelievable. Be sure to bring your camera so you can share your Serengeti adventure with everybody back home.

Price – $33.95 plus tax per person (ages 5 and up)

Duration – 30 minute open-truck tour

Attraction Ticket Review – This was great, you get so close to the animals, was just an amazing experience and would definately do it again.