Friday, January 15, 2010

Busch Gardens Tampa's Safari of Fun

Busch Gardens Tampa recently gave a hard hat tour of their new Sesame Street Safari of Fun area, and while we weren't able to be there the park was nice enough to send along some new photos and drawings of the area.

The 2.5 acre land will be packed with rides and attractions aimed at families. There will be 7 rides, and with multiple play areas, both wet and dry, along with entertainment, shopping and dining - this will be quite a busy area of the park!

Here's further details on the attractions from the park:

Air Grover: A junior coaster full of fun turns, mini-dives, perfect for parents and kids to ride together.

The Count’s Zambezi Rally: A kid-size car ride that takes you on a jaunt through desert and tribal trails.

Zoe-Patra & the Hippos of the Nile: A splashy flume ride through the famed river.

Snuffy’s Elephant Romp: Fly around and around and up and down on Snuffy’s fun friends.

Elmo’s Safari Go-Round: A tribal-inspired carousel with Elmo and his friends.

Rosita’s Djembe Fly-Away: A swing ride through the jungle that sends kids whirling above the African canopy.

Big Bird’s Whirly Birdie: It’s funny side up on Big Bird’s delightfully playful Ferris wheel ride.

Telly’s Jungle Jam: Explore sounds, shapes and shadows in this naturally engaging play area for kids of ALL abilities.

Elmo’s Treehouse Trek: A 3-story hideaway to play hide-n-seek, discover new levels of fun and get a bird’s eye view of the entire play land.

Cookie Monster’s Canopy Crawl: Climb, crawl and explore this 3-story net climb.

Slimey’s Sahara Sand: A fun-filled, sand-filled beachy oasis where kids can frolic in the coolest desert around.

Oscar’s Swamp Stomp: Stomp, splash and play in Oscar’s delightfully cool water play area.

Bert & Ernie’s Watering Hole: A wildly fun water adventure filled with bubblers, geysers, jets, dumping buckets and more.

Sunny Day Theater: Musical performances bring tales of adventure to life.

Busch Gardens Tampa will also present “Lights, Camera, Imagination!," A 4-D movie that brings the Sesame Street Muppets’ adventures to life with zany 3-D gags and special effects like wind, water and jump-out-of-your-seat surprises.

The new section of the park is scheduled to open this Spring.