The start of 2012 means the start of a whole new year of theme park events! Sure you always go to your favorite theme park for all the best rides, shows and attractions. However, parks are putting more forward each year to bring not only theme park fans in, but fans of all things through the gates. Starting this month we’ll take a look at a week by week basis of what you can expect at your favorite theme parks, besides the normal fun that a normal day has in store.
Week of January 15-21
Busch Gardens Jan.18-21
- Real Music Series-The Terry Meyers Orchestra with The Swing Sisters: Three daily shows at Busch Gardens Tampa starting Jan. 18, and running through Jan.21,and shows are held at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at the Stanleyville Theater. Shows are included with park admission. More information
- Just For Kids!-The All new festival that is aimed at families with children ages 2-12 made it’s premiere earlier this month with a huge concert from Lazy Town. This week the fun continues with a concert from the hit Nick Jr. show, Max and Ruby! Concerts are at 11 a.m. and 2p.m. in the Nautilus Theater. Tickets for the shows are included with park admission, but are given out on a limited basis starting at 9 a.m. across from the Nautilus theater. More information
Week of January 22-28
Six Flags Great America
- Jan.22:2012 Entertainment Auditions-Six Flags is looking for talented enthusiastic singer, dancers, animated characters and specialty performers. Be sure to come to our auditions on Sunday, January 22 or Saturday, February 4 here at Six Flags Great America. More information
Busch Gardens Jan. 25-28
- Real Music Series-The Glenn Miller Orchestra with the Diamonds perform beginning Jan.25th until Jan. 28th. Shows are held at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at the Stanleyville Theater. Shows are included with park admission. More information
Sea World Orlando Jan. 28
- Just for Kids!-The Doodlebops Musical Playdate comes to SeaWorld for a musical, joke filled fun time from the hit Disney Channel Show. Concerts are at 11 a.m. and 2p.m. in the Nautilus Theater. Tickets for the shows are included with park admission, but are given out on a limited basis starting at 9 a.m. across from the Nautilus theater. More information
Universal Orlando Jan. 26
- Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel-Velvet Sessions are a monthly concert series in an intimate setting. It’s essentially a rock n roll cocktail party that includes free hors de ouvres, and drinks. This months featured band is The Fixx. Tickets are $45 dollars online, $50 at the door. Party starts at 6:30, concert starts at 8:30. More information
Winter is kind of a quiet time for theme parks, but the fires kick up next month with even more concerts and events kicking off! Be sure to check back for any updates and changes to the line ups. If there’s an event we missed, or if you have an event you’d like to include on the calendar, please let us know!