Friday, May 20, 2011

Adventures at Busch Gardens

The Captain and I went to Busch Gardens today, where they were busily working toward next Friday's opening of their newest attraction, Cheetah Hunt.  It is unbelievable how fast these projects progress.  We last visited a few months ago and couldn't believe it is almost ready to open.

It was a hot and humid day in Central Florida where we kept going back to take a break around the Sheikra attraction where you can get wet just by being close to the water portion of the ride.  The little kids hanging out and getting drenched over and over again were so entertaining.

It was fun to hang out in "Stanleyville" today.  We really enjoyed our lunch at the Zambia Smokehouse where we were served a huge portion of pork ribs and french fries . . . well worth the $12.49 they charge for the platter.  We decided to eat outdoors so we could take in the sights and sounds of Stanleyville, goof on the people around us and be amused by the birds who would descend on the area after a table was cleared.  It is pretty cool that they stay away from the people who are still eating at the tables . . . at least they are polite :)

The disappointment of the day is when the camera batteries died and we had to stop taking photos.

Here are some photos we took of Cheetah Hunt . . . I'm working on a new video of today's visit.  We took lots of landscape photos and The Captain got some awesome shots of turtles riding on the back of the gators.  

The landscapers were putting the finishing touches at the base of the new ride.

Looking up from the base of one section of the ride.

More views of the ride, which stretches through a large part of the park.

Click here for my blog post on the introduction of Cheetah Hunt which includes videos from Busch Gardens.  

We are tentatively planning to be there for the opening of the new attraction and will take lots of photos of the completed ride.

What an awesome and beautiful day!


Fishygal said...

Cool photos and blog Gina. The best part, a really great day with your groom. We had a wonderful weekend too.

Gina Alfani said...

Thank you Fishygal!! It is a great time of the year to live in Florida . . . glad you had a wonderful weekend too! Any day with my Captain is an awesome day :)

Thanks for visiting and commenting :)

Russ said...

I need to get back to Florida for a visit. I think I will wait until winter. Great Pictures and a wonderful place.

Brand Fiesta said...

Wow, Im going to Busch Gardens this 4th of July, I never been before and this looks great! Thanks for posting this information.

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Gina Alfani said...

Hey Russ . . . November or December is a great time to visit, especially after the holiday displays are up!

@Brand Fiesta . . . 4th of July is an extremely festive time to visit Busch Gardens. Have fun!

teecup said...

The roller coaster looks scary :) A great treat for thrill seekers.