Bush Gardens Christmas Town Extends Celebration With An Extra Date And Hours!

Bush Gardens Christmas Town Extends Celebration With An Extra Date And Hours!

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bush Gardens Christmas Town

Christmas Town Will Now Be Open Thursday, December 20 and until Midnight Select Nights
This Christmas season, Busch Gardens set out to create the newest tradition for Tampa families. Now, the park is adding even more joy to its calendar.
 
To respond to enthusiastic consumer demand, Busch Gardens Christmas Town has added an extra night and will now be open on Thursday, December 20 from 6 to 11 p.m.  In addition to the extra night, Christmas Town will remain open until midnight on December 15, 22 and 23.
Bush Gardens Christmas Town
Enchanted Flamingo Valley 
Christmas Town has transformed the park into a nighttime holiday wonderland of wintry surprises. Since its opening on November 30, families have caroled across the Serengeti on the Christmas Town Express, marveled at penguins’ underwater antics and played in the snow at SnowWorld® Presented by Coca-Cola®.
Bush Gardens Christmas Town
 
All of these new experiences and more are available every night of Busch Gardens Christmas Town, now through December 23. Christmas Town opens at 6 p.m. on every event night; however, guests with Christmas Town tickets can enter the park early at 5 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from Christmas Town will benefit All Children’s Hospital.
Bush Gardens Christmas Town
Candy Cane Lane to Train Station
Busch Gardens Christmas Town is a separate-ticketed night event, and regular daytime admission is not required or included. General admission for Christmas Town is $39.99 plus tax. Busch Gardens annual pass members will receive the deepest discounts with advance online priced at $24.99 for adults and $9.99 for children, and special offers are available for guests wishing to upgrade their paid daily admission to Busch Gardens. Gift cards are available at Bay area Publix locations and additional discounts are offered through promotional codes from Chick Fil-A, Coca-Cola at Wal-Mart and Fantastic Sam’s. Families with children ages 3 to 9 can still enjoy a special advance-purchase price of $9.99 for their youngest members.
 
For the latest park news, “Like” Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on Facebook and visit ChristmasTown.com.
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Discovery Cove Baby Dolphin

Discovery Cove Baby Dolphin
Discovery Cove Baby Dolphin born November 30, 2012

Discovery Cove Baby Dolphin

A 3 ½ foot-long, 35-pound dolphin was born at Discovery Cove ® on Friday, November 30 at 10:22 a.m.
This birth is notable because it marks the first time a dolphin at Discovery Cove has successfully given birth to a calf conceived through the use of “sperm-sexing” research, which involves separating sperm carrying a female-producing X chromosome from sperm carrying a male-producing Y chromosome.  
 
This scientific advancement affords Discovery Cove the opportunity to manage its species’ genetic diversity and social environment. Scientists at the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Reproductive Research Center in San Diego, Calif., pioneered the ability to preferentially produce female or male dolphin offspring though sperm-sexing and artificial insemination. This recent birth represents the 15th dolphin calf produced worldwide using sex pre-selection technology.
The female calf is continuing to develop, nurse and bond with its mother; both are doing well. This is the 25th dolphin born at Discovery Cove since the park opened in 2000. Discovery Cove’s parent company, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, has one of the most successful dolphin breeding programs in the world.
 
Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort experience where guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel with rays and tropical fish, hand-feed exotic birds and relax on pristine beaches. To discover more, visit DiscoveryCove.com
Discovery Cove
 
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