Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Madagascar Weekend at Busch Gardens Tampa

In celebration of their new show, Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation, Busch Gardens Tampa is devoting this weekend to a park-wide party for the attraction's premiere.

The show opens to the public today in a totally renovated - and now enclosed with air conditioning for guest comfort - Stanleyville Theater.  The show features characters from the hit series of Madagascar films, from DreamWorks Animation, such as Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, and King Julien.

During the show the characters from the films are on vacation at the park, and having a blast while visiting.  The show "encourages families to sing, clap, and dance along to original songs and party favorites on a 20-minutes musical adventure.  Singers, dancers and a live band join the rollicking Madagascar characters as they amp up the party to full throttle."

As a bonus at the end of each performance guests will have the chance to meet and interact with the cast, including the characters.

As I said earlier the entire park is celebrating the opening of the show this weekend, making a festive atmosphere throughout the property.  There will be dancers and DJs in locations in the park including Stanleyville, Gwazi Plaza and Cheetah Hunt Plaza holding dancing parties each hour.

According to the park's release there will also be "unique opportunities to encounter animals all weekend long, offering guests yet another way to enjoy the variety and excitement that Busch Gardens offers."

Tonight, Saturday the 18th the Gwazi field will remain open after the park closing for a special character meet and greet, complete with a fireworks presentation to cap off the party.  Jack Hanna will be on hand to share animal facts during two shows each day as well.

If you're in the area it sounds like a great way to spend the weekend!