Thursday, January 24, 2013

Busch Gardens Close Up Tours

Up Close with Giraffes
Busch Gardens is known for letting park visitors get a very close encounter with some pretty amazing animals, now they are taking it even further! The Serengeti Safari has always been my favorite way to spend the day ever since my boyfriend surprised me the first time with this live tour. A animal guide loads you up on top of a cruiser with railing and takes you in the free roam area of the 65 acre Serengeti! I got to kiss a giraffe and get up close and personal with a lot of other very cool animals, like zebras and ostriches while also learning about other rare exotic friends. Don't forget the camera! This tour allows some extremely close shots of these amazing creatures! Also, going on now is the Night Serengeti Safari! This adventure comes with appetizers and cold beverages before the departure. And i think we all know what comes out at night. Hunt down night walkers like hippos, lions, hyenas, and rhinos maybe even more. Then return to the camp for some safari stories around the bonfire and coffee plus dessert. Reservations are encourages as space fills up fast!

That's not all that Busch Gardens has to offer when it comes to park bonuses. With the Elephant Insider tour, you get to go inside of the state-of-the-art facility and see what it takes to care for those giants. Observe how the elephant keepers train and interact, connect and communicate with one of the largest animals on earth. And if you want more time and experiences, they also offer The Elephant Keeper Experience. This is a 90 min Private session inside the facility for you and up to 6 friends. The animal keepers will teach you about the enrichment they need while in captivity and also about all the care that goes into the animals. You will also get the chance to prepare treats and some other very hands on duties while viewing the most iconic animal of the jungle.

If the Lions and Orangutans are more for you than maybe the The Tiger and Orangutan Keeper experience is more for you. This one is like no other! You will get to see behind the scenes at JUNGALA. Prepare the food and preform the daily health exams along side the animal keepers during this 90 min interaction. Also see what goes into a training session with the giant Bornean Orangutans along with a up close viewing of the unique Bengal Tigers.

Does all of this sound awesome but you want more? The final animal interaction experience they offer if The Keeper for the Day. This experience is like no other and park admission is included! Share the passion of caring for animals with the animal keepers for the day. This is a 6.5 hour tour and it includes complimentary lunch from the Crown Colony Restaurant and the best photo opportunities in the park. Imagine spending the day feeding giraffes and antelope, caring for the many birds of the Serengeti plains, and of course some other hands on duties. If you want to spend some one on one time with the worlds most exotic animals, this is the place to visit!

If animals are not really your thing, and you enjoy Roller coasters maybe? Busch Gardens also offers The Roller coaster Experience. This tour is early morning and allows you back stage access to the parks wide and vast collection of world class roller coasters. See what all goes into making these rides so unique and dynamic then of course you get front of the lines privilege the most action packed of them all! You will get to experience Montu, Kumba, ShieKra, Gwazi, and the newest Cheetah Hunt in a whole new way.

Friday, January 11, 2013


Barad-dur in Universal Orlando
You know all about my geeky side. I am nuts about Starwars! You recognized me as the guy who will scream every time StarWars Weekend comes to Disney. I have my autograph copy of Jeremy Bullock, aka Boba Fett, locked down for my eyes only!

Anyways, i was in my computer and one friend said "Jedi friend, do you know the news!"...ok, when he says that it is because i have to sit down because it is going to be a stunner!

Well, I am sitting down....and then i told him "Sith, tell me the news!" "Universal is CLOSE, very strongly close to negotiating a deal of the Tolkiens stable of books"...he let out a pause....inside my mind was like having a me...perhaps, i am dreaming too much. However, since this is all speculations, and we heard that term too often, meaning "it could happen, but it could all find a scratching demised as well" So, until the real news are announced, file this as "News you Truly really want to happen"!

But, if it happens, thank Mr. Peter Jackson for bringing us the most awesome of properties into the limelight. Remember his remake King Kong, that was an Universal production, and he had a great relation with them...he produced and filmed the HD 360-degree ride that is in Universal Studios Hollywood. If the news are correct and they get this huge property, could you imagine the impact. And from what the RUMOR MILL says is right, you cannot be more happier to know that Universal Studios Florida will be the place to be! Wow, that only gets me a rush of adrenaline, geeky heart attack!

Ok, if that EVER HAPPENS, how would you feel walking into Hobbiton....those grassy awesome prairies....and see the doors to Sam, Merry, Pippin...until you reach to Frodo himself. entering and see that fireplace where probably he would have been cooking a nice stew, or seeing the book with the amazing travels of Bilbo and then if you sift thru the pages you find Frodo's story...oh, that is some geeky awesomeness right there! Going to the dark realm of Mordor, where you could find Sauron himself, Gollum, and the mage Saruman, and others...Who would have like to go to the Elf's land and see the beautiful stunning Galadriel, perhaps seeing the elf prince Legolas; or the land of men with Aragorn the Ranger, until you can see Gandalf himself, oh my, that is some geek adventures i wanna have....the more and more you can think of the different possibilities the more your geeky love for this series grows. Plus it is something that can be extended, since you have the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and even there's another seldom known book by Tolkien named The Silmarillion.

Can't wait what the future is for this amazing Estate. This one has more geek fans than even Harry Potter, and the films have brought more light into the books and has expanded the fan base. To some, The Lord of the Rings fans are as dedicated as the ones StarWars, we'll see if this develops, let's hope it does! Everything that can make people be drawn to books and to the enjoyment thru the awesome theme parks, is good in my eyes!