Busch Gardens Tampa Announces Pantopia

Busch Gardens® Tampa has announced that when it launches Falcon’s Fury™, North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower, in spring 2014, it will also unveil its newest land – Pantopia.

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Currently known as Timbuktu, the fully remodeled Pantopia will boast elaborately-jeweled theming and feature thrilling rides and attractions, sensational new food and beverage options, exciting entertainment, shopping, a renovated indoor theater and more.


Located in the heart of Busch Gardens, the centerpiece of Pantopia will be Falcon’s Fury. The one-of-a-kind drop tower will stand at 335 feet and beckon guests from across the globe as it takes riders soaring straight down. At the ride’s highest point there is an element of surprise.  Like its bird of prey namesake, riders will pivot 90 degrees in midair to a face-down dive position. An instant later they’ll plunge 60 mph at 3.5 Gs straight down.

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In addition to Falcon’s Fury™, this completely reimagined land will be a creative haven that has been inspired by centuries of world travelers, offering something for every member of the family.

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“In addition to the power and allure of Falcon’s Fury™, Pantopia will celebrate the spirit of animals, welcome adventurers from the four corners of the earth, explore ancient lore and display fantastic architecture,” says Busch Gardens Park President Jim Dean. “Guests will find multiple portals and doorways and learn about the legends that have drawn journeyers from around the world to Pantopia™. Plus, family favorites like the Scorpion, Phoenix, Bush Flyers, Desert Runners and the Kiddie Train will return.”

For more updates about Falcon’s Fury™ and Pantopia, go to falconsfury.com. And be the first to know about new events and special deals by following the park’s blog at BuschGardensTampaBlog.com. You can also “like” the Busch Gardens Facebook page, and follow @buschgardens on Twitter, on Pinterest and Instagram.

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Seminole Hard Rock Tampa New Year’s Eve Parties

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Party Like a Rock Star on New Year’s Eve

Three Parties Are Better Than One at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa!


TAMPA, Fla. (November 18, 2013) – Seminole Hard Rock Tampa (SHRT) is throwing three parties – all open to the public – on New Year’s Eve.


“Pop the Cork” party for those 21 & up will be offered in the Hard Rock Cafe from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Advance tickets (at $85 per person) went on sale Friday, November 15, at noon via Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com and SHRT’s Rock Shop. Day of event tickets will be $95 per person. “Pop the Cork” party tickets will provide four (4) drink tickets, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, Hard Rock Cafe-inspired appetizers, entertainment by the Flats and free admission into “West Coast Toast” (a separate party for those 21 & up scheduled for the Hard Rock Cafe from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.).


Advance tickets for “West Coast Toast” will go on sale in late November at RockTampa.com (with price still to be determined). One could also choose to pay a cover charge at the door. There will be a DJ and the event will feature live West Coast TV feeds of major city “ball drops” as the different time zones across the country reach midnight.


Additionally, a “Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Poolside Party” is also scheduled at SHRT for those 21 & up from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.Standing room only advance tickets (at $35 per person) were available beginning Friday, November 15, at noon via Ticketmaster,Ticketmaster.com and SHRT’s Rock Shop. There will be entertainment courtesy of Coo Coo Ca Choo, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and a cash bar.


About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa recently completed a $75 million expansion, making it the world’s sixth-largest casino, based on gaming positions or number of seats at a table or slot. This ultimate entertainment destination features 118 table games including Blackjack, Mini and Midi-Baccarat, Pai Gow Tiles and Poker, Three Card Poker and Texas Hold ‘em Poker, along with over 5,000 slot machines and a smoke-free poker room with 50 tables offering high stakes action. The luxurious High Limit Table Games Room features 17 tables for blackjack and midi-baccarat and offers higher table limits, a personal cashier and attentive bartenders. For the sixth year in a row, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has awarded this 250-luxury room hotel its prestigious Four Diamond rating. Guests can enjoy a new pool area and restaurants including the Hard Rock Cafe Tampa, part of Hard Rock’s 142 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll themed restaurants, the award-winning Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Restaurant, and Rise Kitchen & Bakery™, which features freshly baked breads and entrees made with fresh ingredients. The new Asian gaming complex Jubao Palace features 17 table games and an accompanying 15-seat, quick service noodle bar. Valet and more than 5,000 free, self-parking spaces are available. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is located off of I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, between I-75 and I-275, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. For more information, please call 1-800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrocktampa.com  or www.facebook.com/seminolehardrocktampa. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SHRTampa.

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