Busch Gardens – Tampa, FL

January 8, 2012 at 9:40 pm 9 comments

Thursday, December 29th, my dad and I took the boys to Busch Gardens.  It was crazy busy because it was the week after Christmas.  In fact, it was so crazy the roller coaster rides the boys wanted to ride had a 90 minute wait time….so we (they) did not ride those rides.

That’s okay.  We had a great time.

We (all four of us) started by taking a ride on the Skyride.  It was a nice flight over the park where we could watch the animals.

Next, we (yes me included) rode the Stanley Fall log flume ride at least four times.  The boys rode it alone an additional two more time.  This was my favorite ride.

We (yes me included rode the Tanganyika Tidal Wave twice.  The boys rode it alone four more times because there was no line at all.  I only rode it twice because this is one of those rides in which you get drenched……and I am not a huge fan of wet clothes and shoes.   This was Andrew and Nathan’s favorite ride.

The boys (including Dad) took a quick trip on the Jungle Flyers while I stood below and watched the monkeys.  I just now realized that Dad exceeded the age/height limit.  But Andrew just informed me that he was ‘this’ close to exceeding the weight limit.

It was feeding time for the monkeys and they were just so darn cute.  And then it was potty time for the monkey.  HaHa!  The monkeys were my favorite.

I hadn’t been to Busch Gardens in over 20 years.  It has changed quite a bit since then.   The animals are the same, but different.  The rides have been tweaked…

Here are some photos from way back when…

I looked for these birds because I wanted a similar photo of my boys like this.  But I did not find them.  Me and my Grandma Austin.

The Anheiser Busch beer tent is not there. And I didn’t see any fake or real clydesdales.

We did see elephants and watched them  perform tricks.  But no elephant rides any more.

What a nice way to spend the day!

About these ads

Entry filed under: Family. Tags: , .

Florida – After Christmas January 2012 Scrapbook.com Layouts

9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lisa Rukin Swift  |  January 9, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Looks like a great time, Michelle! I love that you have photos of you at Busch Gardens too!

  • 2. Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more  |  January 9, 2012 at 8:15 am

    How fun, I have always wanted to go there.

  • 3. Sarah Pendergrast  |  January 9, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Great photos! Love the water coaster one!

  • 4. Sylvia  |  January 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Oh how fun to share ‘today’ and ‘yesterday’s’ pictures!!! Thanks for sharing!! Enjoyed viewing :-)

  • 5. ConnieM  |  January 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    loved my visit~great pic’s!!!!

  • 6. Lynn  |  January 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I haven’t been there in forever, and i think i have a clydesdale pic as well. great pics and looks like everyone had a blast. really, how could you not.

  • 7. Pamela Young  |  January 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Great pictures!!! I LOVE how you posted the old ones too! :) Sounds like you guys had fun…even if it was super busy.

  • 8. Sandie McCarthy-Roberts  |  January 9, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Fun pics. Great that you have some of you too. Aren’t Clydesdales awesome? A friend of mine has some. They are so magnificently HUGE.

  • 9. audreypettit  |  January 10, 2012 at 8:35 am

    What a very fun trip you had! And how cool that you have old photos of you there, too!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed



Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: