March 18, 2015
I loved Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Since my first visit I’d been back a few times, and I love the theming, the rides, the food, and the overall atmosphere. I really liked Sea World San Antonio as well for having the same type of atmosphere. And so I was really excited to finally visit Busch Gardens Tampa. On Wednesday Morning my parents drove me to Rob’s apartment complex in Orlando and we headed out from there, getting to the park sometime in the early afternoon.
Once we got thru the gate I was struck by how similar yet different this was from the park in Williamsburg. It had the familiar semi-claustrophobic, but really awesome entrance. And it was very nicely done. The park wasn’t very busy, which was great. I definitely wanted to get back there sooner rather than later already. Our first ‘attraction’ was a bird sanctuary. We walked thru and looked at the themed topiaries around the park, and eventually came to the first credit, Air Grover.
I’m not going to to a rundown for this, it was your basic Zierer kiddy coaster that I’d ridden plenty of times. It was a cute theme, and it was a credit so ‘nuff said. We walked around the park even more trying to decide what to do. I definitely wanted to ride the new drop tower, Falcon’s Fury before I chickened out. But our first major coaster ended up being Sheikra.