#TravelTuesday – Nights Heat Up This Summer at Busch Gardens and Adventure Island


Summertime is travel season, and Palm Beachers are busily planning their summer vacations. Even though the temperatures in Central Florida this time of year can easily reach the triple digits, the sometimes the best way to beat the heat is to slide your cares away on a waterslide, or let the breeze blow through your hair on a rollercoaster. Located less than three hours away, Busch Gardens® Tampa and Adventure Island® crank up the heat this summer with extended hours, all-new thrill rides in the dark and live entertainment.

Summer Nights

The thrills come out night at Busch Gardens from June 27 to August 16 during Summer Nights. Thrill seekers can challenge North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower Falcon’s Fury® and Florida’s first triple-launch coaster Cheetah Hunt® in the DARK. Plus, the award-winning Kinetix show returns with rock-fueled music and acrobatics at 9 p.m. on Gwazi Field, followed by a fireworks show every night.

NEW in 2015, Busch Gardens is open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays throughout Summer Nights!

“New this summer at Busch Gardens Tampa is Falcon’s Fury, our newest thrill ride,” stated public relations manager Travis Claytor, APR. “This 335-foot drop tower is the only one of its kind in the world, and the tallest freestanding drop tower in North America. This is just one of many exciting experiences at Busch Gardens, and for Summer Nights, you can experience all of these in the dark with extended hours each event night.”

Island Nights®

When the sun goes down, the fun heats up at Adventure Island from June 11 to August 8 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights during Island Nights! The summer gets hotter with extended park hours, island entertainment, larger-than-life sand sculptures and a family-friendly sunset celebration.

NEW in 2015, hurtle high and experience a feeling of weightlessness on the all-new Colossal Curl™, Adventure Island’s newest family thrill slide. Plus, tempt your taste buds at the new Island Taco Truck with burritos, taco bowls and more.

“Adventure Island offers the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages,” added Claytor. “From floating down the Rambling Bayou to conquering the all-new Colossal Curl, there are endless thrills for the entire family waiting at Adventure Island.”

Experience all the thrills this summer with the Ride, Slide & Dine Ticket for just $99. For a limited time, this flexible deal allows guests to choose two visits and two meals to either Busch Gardens or Adventure Island. For more information, visit buschgardens.com.

Be the first to know about new events, special deals and future announcements by following the park’s blog at BuschGardensTampaBlog.com, or “Like” the Busch Gardens Facebook page and follow @buschgardens on Twitter and Instagram.