Thursday, December 4, 2014

Visiting Busch Gardens with Kids

Disclosure: This is sponsored post.  As a Busch Gardens Tampa Ambassador, I was given entrance tickets for free, however, all opinions are 100% mines.

Busch Gardens is always a fun place to take kids, with lots of things to do for kids of all ages. 
We visited the park about a week ago, and of course we picked the one rainy day.  The rain did not prevent us from having a great time.  There were still plenty of things to do, and once the rain cleared we basically had the park to ourselves.

First up, the Opening Night Critters ShowFeaturing rescued domestic and exotic animals, this theatrical tale follows a couple of stage hands as they find themselves in the spotlight as the human stars in an all-animal production.
My daughter still talks about the show, the mix between comedy and animals tricks is a lot of fun entertainment for everyone.
Next, we visited JungalaYou get to be just inches away from incredible animals, including endangered Bengal tigers and clever orangutans. Kids can climb a three-story maze of rope bridges and nets. They can also soar above the treetops on Jungle Flyers, a zip line experience for young adventurers.
Plenty to do even while it rains, my kids range from age 9 to 3, and there was something for everyone.  Even a splash zone for really hot days.
We even spotted some animals.

You'll also find Wild Surge in the Jungala area.  It will take you on a four-story-high ride, tame enough for most kids.
We took advantage of catching their latest shows. 
The ice skating shows at Busch Gardens are always spectacular, and the new Christmas on Ice show was just that.  With beautiful and talented ice skaters, we enjoyed the music and choreography.

Time for a little lunch break.  We had lunch at the Pantopia grill where you can catch the Christmas Celebration Show several times a day. 
You'll enjoy holiday cheer alongside singers, dancers and Santa himself.  They'll even invite kids on stage to join Santa for song.
We can't go to Busch Gardens without a stop at Sesame Place.  You'll find lots of kid-size rides, water zones, character meets, and even a show.

My boys love Air Grover, which is a junior coaster, and my daughter enjoys the smaller rides.  In the summer we make sure to stop in the splash zone to cool down.

Make sure to see my review from our last visit where we visited other areas of the park, including seeing lots of beautiful animals.

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