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SEAWORLD KIDS AND BINDI IRWIN INSPIRE YOUTH TO TAKE ACTION FOR WILDLIFE

In the U.S. alone, there are more than 74 million kids, tweens and teens. Together, Bindi Irwin and SeaWorld® believe in this group’s passion and power to change the world. SeaWorld Kids - the kid-focused entertainment program of SeaWorld -- is launching a new initiative to inspire their efforts and change the way kids look at, and act on, conservation.

ZZ TOP, STEVE MILLER BAND, DADDY YANKEE AND LIFEHOUSE ROUND OUT HEADLINERS FOR BANDS, BREW & BBQ

Busch Gardens® Tampa’s annual Bands, Brew & BBQ festival continues this weekend with some of the biggest names in music. Now in its seventh straight year, Bands, Brew & BBQ is bigger than ever, filling every Saturday and Sunday through March 9 with an unlimited sampling of more than 100 specialty and craft beers, saucy barbeque from the bay area’s most popular restaurants and live concerts.

JASON DERULO, DICKEY BETTS AND GREAT SOUTHERN, AND THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND KICK OFF BANDS, BREW & BBQ LINEUP

Starting this Saturday, Feb. 8, Bands, Brew & BBQ is back for its seventh straight year, and it’s bigger than ever! Busch Gardens Tampa’s smokin’ hot festival is filling every Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 8 through March 9, with an unlimited sampling of more than 100 specialty and craft beers, saucy barbeque from the bay area’s most popular restaurants and live concerts from some of the biggest names in music.

GORILLA BIRTH EXPECTED AT BUSCH GARDENS

Busch Gardens® Tampa has announced that one of the park’s western lowland gorillas, 11-year-old Pele, is expecting her first baby later this year. With a gestation period of 8 1/2 months, Pele is expected to give birth in December 2013.

NFL ALL-STARS RACE BUSCH GARDENS CHEETAHS IN NAT GEO WILD’S MAN V. CHEETAH

Later this month, Nat Geo WILD will debut a never-before-seen race between two of the National Football League’s fastest athletes and nature’s fastest land mammal in the premiere of “Man v. Cheetah,” filmed at Busch Gardens® Tampa. Premiering Friday, Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD, “Man v. Cheetah” will kick off the Fourth Annual Big Cat Week for Nat Geo WILD, the network’s most-watched week.

FALCON’S FURY ARRIVES AT BUSCH GARDENS – PIECE BY PIECE

In June, Busch Gardens® Tampa announced that it would be taking thrills to new heights with Falcon’s Fury, North America’s tallest freestanding drop tower, in spring 2014. The construction has been underway ever since then, and the Busch Gardens design and engineering team is almost ready to start putting the pieces together.

13 DAYS LEFT FOR BEST DEAL FOR HOWL-O-SCREAM 2013 TICKETS

The start of the haunt season is just eight weeks away, and Busch Gardens® Tampa is gearing up for the most terrifying Howl-O-Scream ® yet. This fall, for 14 select nights, Howl-O-Scream 2013 returns to Busch Gardens with tormenting surprises around every corner and unexpected terrors surrounding thirteen evils.

FACEBOOK FANS CHOOSE EVIL ELEMENTS AT HOWL-O-SCREAM 2013

Howl-O-Scream® has delivered terrorizing thrills for more than a decade, and now event organizers are giving Facebook fans the chance to face their own fright. Through a series of polls, Howl-O-Scream Facebook fans will vote on several elements of a brand new haunted house – Death Water Bayou.

FACEBOOK FANS NAME BUSCH GARDENS’ LION CUB SISTERS

Busch Gardens® Tampa recently welcomed three lion cubs to the park, one male and two unrelated females. After a weeklong poll, 6,000 Busch Gardens Tampa Facebook fans voted to name the two lion cub sisters. The winning names for the three-month-old cubs are Shaba, meaning “brazen”, and Shtuko, meaning “twitch”.

HOWL-O-SCREAM 2013 TICKETS ON SALE

Once every century, on precisely the thirteenth year, evil comes out to play. This fall, for 14 select nights, Howl-O-Scream® 2013 returns with tormenting surprises around every corner and unexpected terrors.

FALCON’S FURY RISES AT BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA IN 2014

Busch Gardens is ready to drop big news. In spring 2014 Busch Gardens Tampa is taking guests’ experiences to new heights with Falcon’s Fury, the first drop tower of its kind in the world. Additionally, with no connecting structures, it will be the tallest freestanding drop tower in North America.

SUMMER NIGHTS BRINGS NIGHTLY FIREWORKS

Busch Gardens’ Summer Nights amps up the excitement year-after-year, and 2013 promises to offer even more after-dark entertainment and fun for the whole family with a new rock-n-roll musical production at the Desert Grill and the return of guests’ favorites, including an energizing acrobatics show featuring Kinetix, and an amazing fireworks finale every night of the event.

BUSCH GARDENS OFFERS $99 “3-PARK SUMMER SIZZLER”

This summer, Florida residents can explore some of central Florida’s hottest theme parks, all at an unprecedented value with the 3-Park Summer Sizzler. This new, limited-time offer lets guests enjoy unlimited admission to Busch Gardens® Tampa and unlimited weekday (Monday – Friday) admission to Adventure Island and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark Orlando, now through Labor Day for only $99.

NATURAL FUN TAKES A BACKSEAT TO TECH TIME FOR KIDS & FAMILIES

From weekday afternoons huddled in front of gaming consoles to weekends spent downloading the latest Smartphone app, kids today spend a significant amount of time indoors tethered to technology. A survey commissioned by Busch Gardens® found that 85 percent of moms worry that their children don’t experience enough natural, unstructured outdoor playtime – the kind of activity so common in previous generations.

MADAGASCAR LIVE! OPERATION: VACATION PREMIERE

Busch Gardens® Tampa’s newest live stage show “Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation” premieres on May 18 in Stanleyville Theater. Guests will party along the characters from DreamWorks Animation’s hit Madagascar franchise, including Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo and King Julien on a vacation adventure at Busch Gardens.

BUSCH GARDENS WELCOMES HORNBILL BABIES

Busch Gardens® Tampa has two new residents: baby Southern Ground Hornbills, which were hatched on Feb. 15 and Feb. 19. Southern Ground Hornbills are the largest of all hornbills, and the two new males are growing rapidly.

MADAGASCAR LIVE! OPERATION: VACATION

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment today announced it will premiere “Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation,” an original live musical show featuring the characters from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: DWA) beloved Madagascar franchise, at two of the company’s parks this summer.

START A NEW FAMILY TRADITION WITH CHRISTMAS TOWN, ONLY AT BUSCH GARDENS

`Tis the season for a new family tradition! This weekend, Busch Gardens Tampa is launching the biggest Christmas celebration ever. Christmas Town transforms the park into a nighttime holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas, filling guests’ senses with seasonal sights, sounds and flavors, and creating a beautiful new tradition for Tampa’s families. What’s even better than that? A portion of the proceeds from Christmas Town will benefit All Children’s Hospital here in the Bay area.

FACEBOOK FANS WILL NAME THE BABY WHITE RHINOCEROS

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is asking for help from the Facebook Fans to name the new baby white rhinoceros on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. The female rhino, which was originally born on the 26-acre white rhino habitat on Busch Gardens’ Serengeti Plain, has spent the last week bonding with her mother off of guest view. The baby and her mother will rejoin the crash, or group of rhinos this morning.

DO YOU DARE ENTER TRICKSTER'S GARDEN?

This fall, Howl-O-Scream 2012 lures unsuspecting victims to explore the terror that grows behind the Dark Side of the Gardens’ gate and “Unlock the Fear Inside.” As Florida’s top-rated Halloween event celebrates its unlucky 13th year, it just may be your own curiosity that seals your fate!

START A NEW FAMILY TRADITION WITH CHRISTMAS TOWN

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is getting ready to launch the biggest Christmas celebration ever! Christmas Town will transform the park into a nighttime holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas, filling guests’ senses with seasonal sights, sounds and flavors, and creating a beautiful new tradition for Tampa’s families.