Jun 10

Top 3 Reasons You Need to Check Out Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa

by Staff

Summer Nights at Busch Gardens are even more intense than ever before. There's more contemporary entertainment (Black Eyed Peas style anyone?), more special effects (as if SheiKra could be any more intense?) and more reasons to say and play each night. Here is our very official (trust us!) Top 3 Reasons You Need to Check Out Summer Nights in 2010.

1. Busch Gardens goes out with a big, rock-style bang every night!

This year, Busch Gardens has added the rock show, Kinetix, creating an awesome finale for each night. Make your way to Gwazi Park by 9 p.m. for this high-energy show that blends modern music performances by a live band, lighting effects and amazing performances by break dancers, jugglers and more. Stuff glows in the dark. Too cool. It's truly worth staying for!

Kinetix Show

2. Thrilling rides - even more thrilling

OK, as if 200 feet up, 90 degrees straight down wasn't awesome enough, let's throw in some lights, smoke and music. Ta da! It's SheiKra, Summer Nights-style. If you haven't done SheiKra in the dark, you're missing a truly different experience than the coaster delivers by day. Amp it up with all these extra special effects, and the night time becomes the best time to ride this beast! Along with SheiKra, several other attractions in the park have a Summer Nights vibe. The Serengeti Express is aglow, the carousel goes disco and the bumper cars are amped up with black lights.

Sheikra at Night

3. Let's Dance

Summer Nights is a party atmosphere, right? So bring on the music. DJs are spread throughout the park, inviting guests to bust a move all summer long. Think you can dance? Then show your stuff every Friday and Saturday night, and guests will be selected throughout each night to compete in a dance off at 7 p.m. in Desert Grill. Winners compete in three rounds showcasing a variety of dance styles. Winners get park tickets. And bragging rights, too!

4. Truth be told, we can't stop at a Top 3. There's Jeff Civillico, who brings his dynamic juggling, comedy, balancing act to Marrakesh Theater. Fireworks on July 3 and 4. And animals, and Sesame Street Safari of Fun, and Walkabout Way. Trust us, you just need to check out Busch Gardens during Summer Nights.