anonymouscactus wrote:^^ great report, parkjunkie! Makes me miss living in Florida just a tiny bit, and wow, you definitely got lucky with the cheetah hunt lines. Glad you had a great time minus that one Negative Nancy!
Thanks, definitely picked the perfect day to go. Because of the quietness that day, it made me realize how nice of park it really is
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's longest running concert series returns!
Watch and listen to incredible music spanning from the 1950s to today, plus all-new entertainment like “Ballroom with a Twist”! Grab a seat in the climate-controlled Stanleyville and see these memorable acts live at Busch Gardens. Purchase Priority Seating to get a great seat without waiting in line.
*Included with park admission. Event dates and details subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice
EVENT DATES JAN 07 – MAR 16 Monday - Saturday
Show Times: 11:30a.m. & 1:30p.m.
CIRQUE VERTIGO FEATURING THE WALLENDA DUO JANUARY 7 - 12 The eccentric Cirque Vertigo production creates an experience unlike any other. From effortless aerial feats to adrenaline-pumping balancing acts, this award-winning group combines strength, balance, humor, skill and grace into a display for all ages.
ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN: THE MUSIC OF ABBA JANUARY 14 - 19 From iconic hits to show stopping outfits, ARRIVAL from Sweden is more than a cover band. Founded by Vicky Zetterberg in the heart of Sweden in 1995, ARRIVAL from Sweden has quickly become one of the world’s most popular ABBA show band. Since 1995, the band has toured in over 55 countries, has appeared on TV and radio shows internationally, and has played with more than 60 symphony orchestras across the globe. Relive the ABBA spirit by singing along to such classics as Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance and many more! Don’t miss out on celebrating the best ABBA show here at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
THOMAS MCCLARY: THE COMMODORES EXPERIENCE JANUARY 21 - 26 As a freshman student at Tuskegee University, McClary met Lionel Richie in the registration line. The two became friends and in 1968 they began to put together a band which they called The Mystics. The group played local gigs then added more members and changed their name to the Commodores. McClary spent 15 years as the lead guitarist, songwriter, co-producer and co-arranger (along with James Carmichael) for the Commodores.
HERMAN'S HERMITS STARRING PETER NOONE JANUARY 28 - FEBRUARY 2 Straight from across the pond, Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone is an English beat rock band that has been changing the face of music since 1964. The British Invasion band has sold 52 million records and recorded 24 gold hits. Dance along to classic hits such as I’m Henry VIII, I Am and Dandy in a show that will send you back to the 1960s.
THE DIAMONDS FEBRUARY 4 - 9 Relive the exemplary sound of the 1950s with the kings of doo wop at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! Canadian vocal quartet The Diamonds took America by storm in the 50s and 60s. With chart-topping hits such as Little Darlin and Why Do Fools Fall In Love, The Diamonds combine jazz, rock, and pop and create a timeless performance.
BALLROOM WITH A TWIST FEBRUARY 11 - 16 America's favorite touring dance show is back in 2018 with all of your favorite, classic numbers! Plus dazzling new choreography from Dancing with the Stars’ Anna Trebunskaya and finalist from So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol.
THE 5TH DIMENSION FEBRUARY 18 - 23 In 1967, a little known vocal group called The 5th Dimension recorded a song called "Up, Up and Away" which turned out to be one of the biggest smash hits in musical history. The single won several Grammy Awards, the group catapulted to stardom, and their story has been one of success ever since. The 5th Dimension has released over a dozen hit albums and received 14 gold records, 6 platinum records and 6 Grammy Awards.
EAGLEMANIA: THE WORLD'S GREATEST EAGLES TRIBUTE BAND FEBRUARY 25 - MARCH 2 Eaglemania has evolved into a nationally touring tribute to The Eagles, performing to sold out audiences everywhere they go. Eaglemania performs all of the hits of the Eagles, as well as Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh's solo albums. Their attention to detail and their ability to reproduce the Eagles exactly leaves their fans with an experience that they do not soon forget.
LORRIE MORGAN MARCH 4 - 9 Selling millions of records worldwide, Lorrie Morgan has been an icon of the country music scene with a career that spans four decades. She was the first woman in her genre to begin her career with three consecutive platinum albums with hits like Five Minutes, What Part of No, and I Didn't Know My Own Strength.
CIRQUE VERTIGO FEATURING THE WALLENDA DUO MARCH 11 - 16 The eccentric Cirque Vertigo production creates an experience unlike any other. From effortless aerial feats to adrenaline-pumping balancing acts, this award-winning group combines strength, balance, humor, skill and grace into a display for all ages.
I have never heard of any of them (yes I've heard of the source bands for the cover groups) and am strangely very proud of that fact.
-Mike Total Coasters: 145 Top 10 Steel: Maverick, Skyrush, Intimidator 305, Fury 325, Banshee, Millennium Force, Raptor, Superman: The Ride (SFNE), Top Thrill Dragster, Big Bad Wolf Top 10 Wood: The Beast, El Toro, Phoenix (Knoebels), Boulder Dash, Thunderbolt (KW), Mystic Timbers, Comet (Hershey), Hercules, Shivering Timbers, Jack Rabbit (KW) Top 5 Hybrid: Twisted Timbers, Goliath (SFGAm), Wicked Cyclone, Great White, Gemini
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