Christmas at Busch Gardens begins & Cheetah Hunt goes vertical


Thanksgiving is just days away and Christmas events at the parks in Florida are about to begin. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party has already started and now Busch Gardens is beginning their Christmas festivities today.

Holidays at Busch Gardens will run from November 22 until January 2 with some special festivities on December 31 to kick off the new year.

First up is Christmas on Ice. Ice shows just have that Christmas tone that we need in Florida. While states like New York are getting snow dumped on them around Christmas, we’re still walking around in shorts and sandals. It’s always fun to see professionals ice skating, more so when they’re dressed as a giant bow! Christmas on Ice happens in the Stanleyville Theater (where Fiends was during Howl-o-Scream). It looks like a fairly popular show, so be sure to arrive early for a good seat.

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Busch Gardens has started selling a bunch of pins. Pins range from animals to the Busch Gardens logo. You can even find Defy 5 on a pin. They’re also selling nifty bottles at the same stand you can carry around easily to stay hydrated. I’m glad the park has added pins and I hope they’re as successful with them as Disney has been.

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The park is also doing some work around the Serengeti Safari. They’ve added some cute posters to the construction walls about the construction by relating them back to animals you can find around the park.

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Cheetah Hunt is really coming along, but there’s still a lot of dirt moving on going at this point. Although the ride has gone vertical, there’s still a lot of work that has to be done to finish constructing the ride. It will be interesting to see what has changed in our next construction update.

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Here’s a few photos of the vertical construction.

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