Busch Gardens New Play Area


Grand Opening Event Includes Entertainment, Animals and Special Gifts for the First 200 Kids

TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2013) – Busch Gardens® Tampa has teamed up with International Plaza to create a one-of-a-kind children’s play area, offering many of the iconic structures of Florida’s thrill leader. The play area will open to the public, after a week of construction, this Friday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. with a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting.

WHAT: Media are invited to the grand opening of the brand new Busch Gardens play area at International Plaza and Bay Street. The ribbon cutting ceremony will include Busch Gardens’ entertainment, as well as visits from the park’s animal ambassadors. Additionally, the first 200 kids will receive a special gift on behalf of Busch Gardens and International Plaza.

Special guest speakers include:

  • Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa
  • Gary Malfroid, International Plaza
  • Gerard Hoeppner, Busch Gardens Tampa

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. (ribbon cutting at 10:15 a.m.).

WHERE: International Plaza and Bay Street. The Busch Gardens play area is located in the lower level Nordstrom wing.


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