For a Limited Time, Purchase a 2021 Fun Card and Get the Rest of 2020 for FREE!
Modified with enhanced health and safety measures and limited capacity, park guests can safely visit this fall and beyond with a 2021 Busch Gardens, Adventure Island or 2-park Fun Card
TAMPA, Fla. (August 31, 2020) – Guests looking for safe, year-round thrills, exciting seasonal events, and the opportunity to roam, explore, and enjoy the park’s 335 acres with limited capacity can now purchase a NEW 2021 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Fun Card and receive park admission for the rest of 2020 for FREE! By taking advantage of this new offer to enjoy fan-favorite seasonal events redesigned to promote the park’s enhanced health and safety measures including Bier Fest, Busch Gardens Tampa’s open-air fall festival, guests can also come back to visit again and again through 2021!
Raise a Glass for Bier Fest
NEW Dates: Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 12 – Nov. 15
At this year’s event, the third year of Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, guests can sip and savor seasonal brew offerings and new recipes featuring fall flavors at one of Florida’s most spacious outdoor theme parks. In addition to enhancing the park’s already strict health and safety measures, capacity will be significantly limited to create even more open space for guests to enjoy Bier Fest every Saturday and Sunday from Sept. 12 to Nov. 15.
From local craft brews and a curated selection of wines and specialty cocktails, to interesting international delights and unique snacks and meals, guests can explore 16 Bier Fest cabins spread out across the park’s open-air festival area featuring modified food and beverage serving procedures and contact-free transaction options. Guests can pair their favorite brew samples with delicious new beer-inspired dishes such as Sam Adams® OctoberFest braised short ribs and New England IPA drunken shrimp tacos, and Yuengling® Black & Tan chocolate cupcakes. Hearty fare is also offered at the Busch® Bier Garten inside of the Garden Gate Café, including new dishes like Mojo roasted heritage pork pub chip nachos and loaded mac and cheese with creamy Budweiser® cheese sauce topped with “boujee bacon” and onion strings.
For more details including the new menu, visit https://buschgardens.com/tampa/events/bier-fest/
For the best value to taste a variety of food and drink offerings, guests can purchase a Bier Fest Sampler Lanyard, starting at only $32.99 for a 5-sample punch card. Pass Members get an exclusive offer: 15 items for the same price as a 12-item Sampler, or three extra samples for FREE!
Park guests can enjoy fall fun from day to night, as Bier Fest favorites will also be available during the park’s separately ticketed night-time event, Howl-O-Scream, starting Friday, Sept. 25.
MORE Seasonal Excitement Coming Soon
Along with iconic thrill-rides and up-close animal experiences, special events throughout the year with limited capacity make each visit an amazing experience at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Visit BuschGardensTampa.com to learn more about upcoming seasonal events like Howl-O-Scream, Sesame Street® Kids’ Weekends and Christmas Town.
Best Way to Play: 2021 Busch Gardens Fun Card
The best way to safely experience all that Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has to offer this fall and beyond is with a Fun Card. For a limited time, for the price of $110.99 for a Busch Gardens Fun Card, $60.99 for an Adventure Island Fun Card, or $151.98 for access to both parks, guests can visit the parks for FREE for the rest of 2020, and come back as many times as they want until the end of 2021 - for one low price.¹ This is the best deal of the year for guests who take advantage of this special offer now.
Expanded Health and Safety Measures:
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is committed to the health and safety of our guests, employees, and the animals in our care. The park has worked diligently with state and local health experts, outside consultants and attraction industry leaders to enhance our already strict health, safety, and cleanliness standards. These protocols and guidelines will be modified based on evolving industry standards and methodologies, public health, and governmental directives, and advancing scientific knowledge on the transmissibility of COVID-19.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is excited to continue to provide our guests with fun, inspiring and memorable experiences, while addressing important health and safety needs during this time. For detailed information about the measures that guests can expect when visiting the park, including key operational changes, visit buschgardens.com/tampa/safety
Food and beverage is not included with park admission and is available for an additional fee. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.
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¹Blockout dates apply
About Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. Busch Gardens is a unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with thousands of animals representing more than 200 species, and live shows and events, providing unrivaled experiences for guests of every age. For more information, visit BuschGardensTampaBay.com. Busch Gardens is owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter, and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world.
For a Limited Time, Purchase a 2021 Fun Card and Get the Fall and the Rest of 2020 for FREE!
ORLANDO, Fla. (August 31, 2020) – Summer may be coming to an end, but at SeaWorld Orlando, that means the fun has just begun! This fall, SeaWorld offers the perfect variety of seasonal events for guests of all ages, modified with enhanced health and safety measures and limited capacity, and included with park admission. From the park’s Craft Beer Festival to Halloween Spooktacular to the award-winning Christmas Celebration, with the return of the Fun Card, guests can safely experience the park over and over again through 2021!
The best way to safely experience all that SeaWorld Orlando has to offer this fall and beyond is with a Fun Card. For a limited time, for the price of $109.99 for a SeaWorld Fun Card, $79.99 for an Aquatica Fun Card, or $164.98 for access to both parks, guests can visit the parks for FREE for the rest of 2020, and come back as many times as they want until the end of 2021 - for one low price.¹ This is the best deal of the year for guests who take advantage of this special offer now.
In addition to enhancing the park’s already strict health and safety measures, capacity for events will be significantly limited to create even more open space for guests to explore the park’s 200 acres and maintain social distancing in a safe environment. Guests are encouraged to make reservations early as reservations are required and limited to manage capacity. Reservations can be made at https://seaworld.com/orlando/tickets/reservations/
“Just because summer is wrapping up, doesn’t mean the fun stops at SeaWorld and Aquatica. Our incredible events line up with limited capacity and enhanced health and safety protocols gives our guests the chance to safely enjoy everything the park has to offer with friends and family,” said Kyle Miller, President of SeaWorld Orlando. “We are also very excited to debut the 2021 Fun Card so that our guests can experience all of these great, limited capacity events, and the rest of the park for the remainder of 2020 and for all of 2021 at our lowest price of the entire year.”
For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com. All ticket purchases help to fund wildlife rescue and rehabilitation efforts, habitat protections, and ocean health initiatives. Follow SeaWorld Orlando on Facebook and Instagram for the latest park updates and information.
For the first time, guests of all ages can wear Halloween costumes during regular park hours
From Sept. 15 to Oct. 31, 2020, guests will experience fall décor on Main Street, U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The fall season will bring special Halloween-themed food and drinks, merchandise and character cavalcades to Magic Kingdom Park. (Kent Phillips, photographer)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2020) – Magic Kingdom Park is dressing for fall – and looking forward to everyone else joining in the fun! From Sept. 15 to Oct. 31, 2020, guests of all ages can for the first time wear their Halloween costumes during regular operating hours as the iconic theme park at Walt Disney World Resort celebrates the spooky season.*
Here are some other ways guests can experience fall and Halloween from Sept. 15 to Oct. 31 at Magic Kingdom:
Each of the Walt Disney World theme parks will welcome fall with popular specialty treats, such as Halloween cupcakes at EPCOT and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, along with frozen apple cider at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As temperatures cool in Central Florida, fall is a spectacular time to visit the parks:
More details about fall activities at Walt Disney World will be announced soon. For more information on The Most Magical Place on Earth, visit WDWNews.com and DisneyParksBlog.com.
*All guests must wear an appropriate face covering while visiting the park. Guests younger than 14 years of age are permitted to wear a costume mask in addition to their approved face covering. For more information on approved face coverings at Walt Disney World Resort, visit Disneyworld.com/updates.
Theme park utilizes virtual hiring for scare actors and other park positions
JACKSON, N.J. ─ August 26, 2020 ─ Six Flags Great Adventure recently launched its hiring season for HALLOWFEST to fill positions from September 18 through November 1. The theme park will hire scare actors and entertainers, as well as other positions in diverse departments, all while conducting virtual hiring and training.
The new HALLOWFEST fall event will temporarily replace Fright Fest, and feature family-friendly activities during Thrills by Day, and spooky attractions with coasters in the dark during Chills by Night.
With a focus on safety, Six Flags Great Adventure has implemented new protocols for the hiring process. Interested candidates complete applications, interviews, paperwork and park training virtually and completely contact free. Candidates begin by applying online at www.sixflagsjobs.com and can schedule a video interview with a member of the Human Resources team. Additionally, auditions for performers and scare actors are conducted virtually through video.
Named one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® by The National Association for Business Resources for three years in a row, Six Flags offers a wide variety of positions. The company provides team members with many benefits including advancement opportunities, reward and recognition programs, free park admission and much more.
More information is available at www.sixflags.com/greatadventure
Six Flags Veteran Don McCoy Promoted to New Role
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — August 25, 2020 — Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, today announced that Don McCoy has been named Park President of Los Angeles-based theme parks Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hurricane Harbor-LA, and Hurricane Harbor Phoenix. McCoy succeeds Neal Thurman who has left the company to pursue other opportunities. McCoy is a 35-year Six Flags veteran who most recently served as Park President of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Hurricane Harbor Concord in Northern California. He also previously served as Park President of the Great Escape Resort property in Lake George, NY.
“Don is an outstanding leader with vast knowledge of theme park operations. He has a proven track record and a dynamic, collaborative management style that brings out the very best in people,” said Six Flags SVP of Park Operations Bonnie Sherman Weber. “We feel very fortunate to have Don leading one of our largest properties. He understands the California market, and we look forward to unprecedented growth under his strategic leadership.”
McCoy began his theme park career in 1983 as part of the park service team at Wet n Wild Orlando before moving in 1992 to Wet n Wild in Texas, now Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. He quickly rose through the ranks while earning his BA in Finance from the University of Central Florida. “I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity. Six Flags Magic Mountain is recognized throughout the world for its signature brand of innovative, record-breaking thrills and I am honored to join this incredible team,” said McCoy. “Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Phoenix is a rising star in our portfolio, and I am equally honored to work alongside our team there as we continue to offer guests the best waterpark experience in the region.”
Prior to his first Park President role at the Great Escape, Don served in a number of leadership positions throughout the company including at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor-Arlington, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Six Flags Over Georgia, and Six Flags White Water.
About Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Magic Mountain, known as the Thrill Capital of the World, is home to more than 100 rides, shows, and attractions, including 19 world-class roller coasters like West Coast Racers, Twisted Colossus, Full Throttle, and X2. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/magicmountain