Busch Gardens mobile app makes it to the Android Market


Smart Phones have become particularly popular because they’re pretty much small, hand-held computers that fit in your pocket and can easily go anywhere you go. Over the summer, Busch Gardens announced that smartphone users could ditch their park map and download the park’s free application for iPhone that was loaded with helpful features. Unfortunately, the park only rolled out an iPhone version. Luckily, the park has rolled out a version for Android users this past week.

The application is packed full of different features and all kinds of information. You literally don’t need a park map anymore!

App features include:

  • Tampa and Williamsburg locations
  • GPS navigation providing highlighted path to your selected destination
  • Interactive search
  • Wait times, show times, height requirements for rides
  • Calendar with operating hours, weather forecast, driving directions
  • Stay connected with Twitter, Facebook, and the park’s blog
  • In-app camera
  • Information about animals and BG’s conservation efforts
  • Guided tours and more

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I have personally downloaded the app and really like it. It’s a great tool and I don’t have to worry about losing my “map” or it becoming all soggy after I hop one one of the water rides. However, I’ve yet to figure out how to use the in-app camera.

You can download the Busch Gardens app for free in the Android Market.

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