Sunday, April 14, 2024

Busch Gardens Themed Play Area Latest Highlight of Tampa’s International Plaza

01_PlayArea090613_WEB_11440440_8colTampa, FL, USA — Busch Gardens® Tampa has teamed up with International Plaza to create a one-of-a-kind children’s play area, offering many of the iconic structures of this Florida thrill leader.

“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.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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