Busch Gardens to light up the summer with Summer Nights


Coasters in the dark, huge dance parties and a very high energy show. That’s been Busch Gardens Tampa’s Summer Nights program for the past two years. This year BGT is stepping things up with a few new additions. Plus the park plans on ending the day with a bang.


Busch Gardens kicks off their annual summer festival on June 9th which runs until August 12th. Beginning roughly at 5p.m. DJ’s will churn out music, and be able to ride coasters as late as 10p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The park’s “award winning” show Kinetix returns for a third year. Last year the show remained largely the same, but had minor changes in songs and a few routines. That is likely to be the case this year.


However this year, the park has two new tricks up it’s sleeves.


NEW Fireworks Light Up the Sky Every Night 

Celebrate the perfect end to the evening with an amazing fireworks finale. Busch Gardens lights up the sky every night of the event with an incredible aerial display set to popular music. The best views are in Gwazi Park, right after the nightly Kinetix show, but the fireworks are visible from all over the park.


NEW “Let’s Get Loud” Takes the Stage in the Desert Grill 

Singers, dancers and musicians heat up Summer Nights with popular contemporary music and dance, incorporating the Latin flair of Miami’s South Beach. “Let’s Get Loud,” a Miami Dance Party, opens June 9 and will feature music and dance infused with Hispanic heat from well-known artists like Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin.


In addition, every Friday and Saturday  “Party starters” will hold dance competitions throughout the day, picking the most outgoing and energetic dancers to compete in a three round “Dance off” at the Desert Grill.


For more information, including tickets, visit the official BGT website.