On this past Sunday I treated 3 of my friends from one of my meetup groups to Busch Gardens for a day of fun.
I noticed about a week ago that Busch Gardens was providing active duty and retired service members with 4 complimentary tickets to Busch Gardens in Tampa (one for the sevice member and 3 more for guests). The tickets had to be requested by June 6th and used by July 15th. So I asked a few of my friends to go and to enjoy the day with me.
Prior to going to Busch Gardens, I had the guys meet me at the front gate to MacDill AFB so that I could give them a quick personal tour of the airforce base and my RV prior to heading out to Busch Gardens.
We then arrived at Busch Gardens just as they opened at 10 Am and ended up staying there till almost 9 Pm when they closed. Time sure flies when you’re having fun!
What was good is that although it was quiet warm, there was an occasional breeze and on and off cloud cover and off course a lot of vegetation and trees in the park to block out some of the sun. Also, what was really great was that the crowds were not that bad, so we did not have to wait too long to get onto the rides.
Busch Gardens has a lot of roller coasters that are pretty massive. One goes up so high that when it reaches the top it then goes swiftly down at a 180 degree angle. Another one has 7 inverted loops. One roller coater goes backwards and there are so many others with unique features as well.
While at the park, we bought the all day meal package for $ 40 each. By doing this we were able to eat at any of the restaurants all day long for free. You could eat as often as once every hour if you wanted to and get a main dish, a side, a dessert and a drink with endless refills. We definitely got our money’s worth and it was much better than buying food “a la carte”.
Okay….so below are some of the Pics from our day in the park. Besides rides, there are a lot of shops, live entertainment, lush vegetation and zoo animals ( my favorite) to enjoy. The park is over 70 acres!
Two human apes above. They need a bit more hair on their bodies to really fit the part!
Ok… goofy me had to take some candid photos via snapchat modifying my facial features a bit, with the exception of course of my stupid nose that still needs revision work by the plastic surgeon scheduled for next Monday, June 10th.
Glad I have an appointment with the Dentist this Thursday!
Overall we had a fun day!
Hope the rest of your week goes well!