Just a few short weeks ago I was told by Busch Gardens that they would be unveiling an all new “interactive” attraction. Before that BGTGuide unveiled three names in the trademark registrar for Busch Gardens Tampa. One of the two names came in the mail in the latest edition of the Passholder Newsletter. Walkabout Way is coming this summer to Busch Gardens Tampa.
We’ve been getting clues here and there about something coming to the Bird Garden area. From the Kangaroo Topiary to the pictures of the baby roos sent out by Busch Gardens two weeks ago. Today in a surprise mailer (just got the last one less than a month ago) we learned where all the clues were going.
From the BGT Passport Newsletter:
Be one of the first to discover unique animals indigenous to the Land Down Under at Busch Gardens’ new Walkabout Way, an immersive animal attraction opening in June. Here you will be able to hand-feed kangaroos and free-roaming wallabies, laugh along with a kookaburra and meet other Australian animals. You’ll find a daily feeding schedule at the park’s entrance, then come by to purchase a cup of food and be a part of our newest way to connect with the natural world. Don’t forget to show your Platinum, 2 Year or 1 Year Passport and take advantage of your discount!
Schedule of feedings is available each day at the park’s entrance. The cost for a cup of food is $5. The experience is available to ages 5 and older.
Walkabout Way is one of the three names being suspected of being names for new attractions, with many speculating what all this could mean. The others? Kangaloom, and Kookaburras Nest. Given that these all have Australian sounds to them, many are speculating that this could be the start of an Australia area in the “African” themed park.
So let the speculation start. My guess is that Kangaloom will be the name of a new show. Most likely not the show replacing Katonga in the Moroccan Palace, but perhaps one in the bird garden area. Kookaburras Nest? Perhaps an aviary featuring Australian birds, such as the Kookaburra.
An official announcement is likely to come Tuesday, especially since Passholder Preview for Kinetix happens next Friday.