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A Day at Busch Gardens
If you like roller coasters, animals and getting wet this is the park for you. If you are traveling from Orlando be sure to get to the park early as there is so much to do.
You can visit Jungala which is an exotic jungle and here you will find endangered animals and also explore a village hidden deep in the jungle. From the 3-storey tree habitat you can watch orangutans at rest or play from one of the treetop observation platforms or see Bengal tigers swimming in their plunge pool. If you want a view above the treetops, take a ride on the zip line experience, Jungle Flyers.
Enjoy an experience unlike anything else in the world when you go on SheiKra. This dive coaster takes you 200 feet up before hurtling you 90 degrees straight down at speeds of up to 70 mph and it is floorless! There is a height restriction on this ride of 54 inches.
On Montu you will love one of the tallest and longest inverted coasters in the world, featuring loops, drops and speeds over 60 mph, all this while your feet hang freely below you! You will hurtle through an inverse diving loop on an inverted roller coaster. You may try to scream but this might not be possible because of the G-forces. Again there is a height restriction of 54 inches.
Go to Edge of Africa for a great safari experience. While trekking through a remote safari encampment, you will discover lions, hippos, hyenas, lemurs and giraffes. You may even come eye-to-eye with lions and hyenas in the Masai village!
Gwazi is Busch Garden’s mammoth double wooden coaster, named after a fabled lion with a tiger' s head. It will take you through almost 7, 000 feet of track on one of the two intertwined coasters. Gwazi Tiger gives a slalom sensation and Gwazi Lion seems like a continuous number of spirals. Gwazi is actually two coasters in one that narrowly miss each other several times throughout the ride. There is a lower height restriction here of 48 inches.
Another coaster with a height restriction of 54 inches is Kumba which is among the world' s largest and fastest roller coasters, you plunge and spiral during your 3 minute 60 mph journey.
If by now you are feeling like a rest go to KaTonga which is a Broadway-style show that takes you on a journey to the heart of Africa. This is a musical celebration of animal folklore and tells of life in the jungle through fables, dancing and puppetry.
Our family love Rhino Rally which is an off road adventure. You get in a Land Rover and race to the finish line over African terrain as you pass wildlife along the way. You will find a surprise around every turn - and a great river finale. The height restriction here is 42 inches
If you want to cool down go to Congo River Rapids where you will get wet during an exciting white water journey re-creating the treacherous elements of Africa' s Congo River. You may be soaked when you get off this ride but you will be laughing, I think there is a height restriction on this ride but am not sure what it is.
When the girls were little Mom used to take them to the Land of the Dragons whilst the rest of us went on the coasters. This is a kid’s play area play area with slides, a gentle waterfall, wonderful rides and it even has friendly dragons! Here there is a maximum height restriction of 58 inches to ensure the little ones can enjoy their play.
Finally if you have time you will enjoy the Serengeti Safari where you can discover so much about the animals.
Enjoy your day we always do.
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