Busch Gardens Drop Tower to be 330 feet tall

Busch Gardens Drop Tower to be 330 feet tall

Just over a year ago, we posted plans filed with the SWFWMD that detailed a new drop tower attraction for Busch Gardens Tampa. Today, after digging through the Federal Aviation Administration website, we discovered a document filed last January seeking approval to build that attraction.…

Mardi Gras 2013 Lineup

Mardi Gras 2013 Lineup

2013 Lineup:

  • February 9th, 2013 – Lifehouse
  • February 16th, 2013 – Steve Miller Band
  • February 17th, 2013 – Boys Like Girls
  • February 23rd, 2013 – Trey Songz
  • March 2nd, 2013 – Demi Lovato
  • March 9th, 2013 – Montgomery Gentry
  • March 15th, 2013 – Sean Kingston
  • March 16th, 2013 – Matchbox Twenty
  • March 22nd, 2013 – Austin Mahone
  • March 23rd, 2013 – Phillip Phillips
  • March 30th, 2013 – Pat Benatar
  • April 6th, 2013 – Kool & The Gang
  • April 13th, 2013 – Pitbull
  • April 20th, 2013 – The All-American Rejects
Legoland Florida 2013 – Pirates Expansion

Legoland Florida 2013 – Pirates Expansion

New documents filed with the South West Florida Water Management District last month have revealed Legoland Florida’s 2013 expansion plans: a new section of the park dubbed “Pirate Shores”. The documents detail the new area, which will occupy roughly 1.6 acres of land located just behind the main entrance, and feature two new attractions, two new water playgrounds, and a smattering of  games, retail and food offerings.…

Demolition of Building 44

Demolition of Building 44

While we’ve all been busy following the construction in the former Amity area of Universal Studios, new permits have been filed for the demolition of the long vacant Building 44 near the front of the park.…

Desert Dive: Busch Garden’s 2013 Drop Tower

Desert Dive: Busch Garden’s 2013 Drop Tower

*UPDATE* Filing with the FAA confirms plans to build a 330′ tall drop tower. Read the full story by clicking here:
http://parkrumors.com/busch-gardens-drop-tower-to-be-330ft-tall/

On May 2nd, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, the owners/operators of Busch Gardens Tampa, filed a new trademark application for the name Desert Dive and registered the domain name DesertDive.com.…

SeaWorld’s New Penguin Ride System Revealed?

SeaWorld’s New Penguin Ride System Revealed?

UPDATE 3/14/2012: The concept art and vehicle renderings have been removed from their source websites, so we have removed them from our article as well.

In November of 2011, SeaWorld Orlando announced their new expansion for the 2013 season, an entire Antarctic re-theme of their existing Penguin Plaza area to be called Antarctica – Empire of the Penguin.…

Plans Confirm Drop Tower for Busch Gardens Tampa in 2013

Plans Confirm Drop Tower for Busch Gardens Tampa in 2013

* UPDATE 5/7/2012 – New Trademark filing and domain registration for a potential name of the new drop tower, Desert Dive. Full story here: http://parkrumors.com/desert-dive-busch-gardens-2013/ *

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Plans filed with the South West Florida Water Management District last week confirm the rumors that Busch Gardens Tampa will be adding a drop tower style attraction for the 2013 season.…

Sandstorm’s New Home

Sandstorm’s New Home

We previously reported that the plans for the 2013 attraction at Busch Gardens Tampa called for the relocation of the Sandstorm ride, which is currently located in the Timbuktu section of the park.…

Busch Gardens 2013 Attraction

Busch Gardens 2013 Attraction

UPDATE 2/27/2012: Permits reveal new location of Sandstorm attraction.

 

It’s been rumored for the past few months that Busch Gardens Tampa would be getting a new attraction for 2013, an attraction that would likely replace the Sandstorm attraction in the Timbuktu section of the park.We got confirmation of this today, thanks to new permits filed with the City of Tampa.…

Fun Spot Expansion Plans

Fun Spot Expansion Plans

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest Central Florida attraction news and rumors, then you’ve probably heard the buzz surrounding Fun Spot’s plans to expand their Orlando facility. If not, we’ll recap… during IAAPA in November of 2011, they announced their plans to open a new water park.…