You saw Monday’s post that we watched the Discovery Shuttle launch and then spent some time at the beach (Joe’s favorite thing to do in the world!).
So Tuesday was AMAZING too!! Dad has been waiting all year to take us to Busch Gardens, so we packed up and headed over to Tampa on Tuesday morning. It took about 2 hours to get there, and cost a pretty penny (like any amusement park), but it was so worth it!!! This is hand’s down the most amazing amusement park that I have ever been to!!! We spent over 8 hours there and still didn’t see/do it all. For those of you who don’t know, Busch Gardens is like the zoo and Six Flags all rolled into one, but a million times nicer.
When we got there my nerves were getting the best of me about riding the big coasters. I knew that if I would just get on one I would feel so much better, so the very first thing we did was jump on the Montu Coaster – one of the tallest and longest inverted coasters in the world!
I just have to say that this park is so incredible! The landscaping is perfect, the animal exhibits are spacious and have so many “look outs” for you to see the animals clearly. For once, I felt like these animals might just have it better here in captivity than in the wild. The cages were clean and the animals seemed happy. I even saw some animals that I had never seen before, like a Hyena and a Beba.
So I told dad that if he wanted me to ride it, we better just go and get it out of the way….oh mercy! I screamed, I cried, I shook with fright, but I survived. And here is the picture to prove it:
After Stanley falls we attemped to ride Kumba, but it was closed for “technical difficulties” so we passed on that. We stopped by to make sure we got to see the Orangatangs and the Tigers….beautiful!
Finally, We walked down into the Lori House and played with the birdies and then we went to the KaTonga show. I was sad about the Lori House because the birdies had been eating all day and weren’t hungry, we couldn’t get any to land on us, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. :0) Below you can see a couple of clips from the Katonga show….SPECTACULAR!!! Usually the “shows” at theme parks are so cheesy…but thie was amazing. The set, constumes, story, and actors were all excellent! It was a great end to a long day! It was long day, but soooo much fun! I would do it again everyday if I could!! Can’t wait to go back next year!