“This is a great partnership, and as the Tampa Bay area’s No. 1 family theme park, we’re excited to bring a little bit of adventure into the community for all families to experience each and every day,” said Busch Gardens Park President Jim Dean. “This will be a fully immersive experience for kids, highlighting the exciting elements you’d find at the park.”
The new Busch Gardens children’s play area will be free to all guests at International Plaza and Bay Street and include several animal stars such as hippos, a baby elephant, baby lions and an alligator, as well as a train, safari truck and a 14-foot Cheetah Hunt® Tower. The area will also include a 70-inch TV showcasing all of the exciting adventures that await guests at Busch Gardens.
“When Busch Gardens stepped forward as our local sponsor, we knew this custom designed, multi-sensory experience for young children would capture the passions of the Tampa Bay community, being its beloved Busch Gardens Theme Park,” says Nina Mahoney, International Plaza marketing and sponsorship director. “I know it’ll be a hit with young families living in the area, as well as those visiting from out-of-town.”
The new play area will be under construction from Sept. 14-19, and end with a grand opening event for the community on Sept. 20.