Busch Gardens Tampa gets ready for the holidays

December 6, 2012 by  

Anyone who visited Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida last weekend will have found that it has transformed itself into Christmas Town. This will be the case every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm up until Christmas, a November 30 statement says.

Busch Gardens is 53 years old, and a major Florida attraction, but this is the first time it has celebrated the holidays in such a lavish fashion. Visitors can ride the regular attractions as well as enjoying special events devised just for the holidays.

Among these are the Coca-Cola’s SnowWorld, Santa’s house, and Penguin Point, to name a few. At SnowWorld, visitors will be able to throw snowballs, make snow angels, build snowmen, and enjoy all the fun that comes with real snow, minus the traffic problems.

At Santa’s House, children can visit the Jolly Old Elf himself and tell him what they want for Christmas – they can have photos taken with Santa as well. Finally, Christmas Town visitors to Penguin Point can look in on penguins from the Antarctic, who are formally dressed in black and white.

Admission for the event is separate from the regular park admission, which is neither included nor required. Christmas Town tickets are $39.99 plus tax. Busch Gardens annual pass holders who buy advance tickets on line are offered the price of $24.99 for adults and $9.99 for children.

This event is an opportunity for the park to win new members. It could work with brochure printers to create a brochure that explains not only Christmas Town, but the benefits of becoming a member of Busch Gardens itself.

Christmas Town can be experienced right up until December 23.