Today’s installment. Holy Crap, we went to an amusement park!
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay The Dark Continent Africa
If my memory serves me we went on the Thursday after Christmas and before New Years. So yeah, we knew it would be crazy busy. We made Colin get up super early, pawned KidTums on my parents and set off.
We saw this guy on our way in and immediately thought of Roller Coaster Tycoon.
We need the little claw tool to pick him up and put him back on the grass!
Here we are celebrating the Holidays in Florida…in shorts and capri pants!
Hey Disneyland…pretty much every other park on Earth has a ‘guests without bags’ line…what’s your excuse?
Mmmm, massive amounts of food. Too bad it’s tainted by being near Gwazi.
OMG!!! OMG!!! An open gate!!!! Someone alert infinitethrill NOW!!!! This is Earth shattering stuff people!
So if the male is called a peacock, then this female must be called a…
Come on, you didn’t think I was actually going to post that did you!?!?
Oh yeah, this is a roller coaster site…
So this was my first time on Floorless SheiKra. I don’t really know what to say. I only hope that this was the original plan all along and Busch didn’t pay extra to convert it. It made NO difference to me. I sat in the front, sat in the back, on the side, in the middle. Even forgot about the floorless thing till Robb reminded me! I still like this ride best in the back for the airtime over the first drop.
So again at this point I’d like to remind everyone to GET TO PARKS EARLY!!! We were there about 20 minutes before the park opened, went straight to SheiKra and got 3 rides without waiting!
So here’s some more Shakira before we move on…
The new Jungala area is coming along nicely, and it has forced them to open up a much needed shortcut! Yay!
This photo of Jungala is already better than Python!
I want to get everyone ready for what you’re about to see next.
A brand new…
Never before seen…
Shot of Kumba!
Wow, I know. Ok, take your time, then we’ll move on.
Kumba was being awesome as usual.
We got two rides (again no wait) before moving on.
For that horrible, horrible thread…
Here’s your close up coaster action!
Next up we gave some love to Anton.
I really hope that this ends up being KidTums’ first upside down roller coaster…just like it was mine! It’s really good, smooth, lap bar only. We need more of these!
Robb found some tortoise friends
And then we ran into Mike (Mr. Six)! It was awesome catching up with you there Mike!
Time for some hot Montu Action!
Montu was running three trains, really efficiently. It was impressive! I hadn’t seen them doing that since opening summer!
It was also running pretty well. I mean, we’re not talking pre-brake rides…but it’s still a top 10 ride.
So we had a really great morning, and after less than 2 hours in the park we had ridden everything we wanted to, and now the park was getting INSANE. Over an hour wait for Gwazi, and people just pouring in. Stupid holiday crowd people, it was bad.
We ran into PianoJohn (buy his latest CD!!!) said hi, see you in Orlando, and headed out!
The crowds were insane coming in. They had filled their lots, Adventure Islands lots, and were moving on to Adventure Islands overflow!
On our way out, Montu was disobeying the light!
Ahh, much better Montu!
See you for our next installment!
Including the new Spaceship Earth!