Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ~ Hard Hat Tour of Cheetah Hunt Site

Virtual Hard Hat Tour of Cheetah Hunt Site

Virtual Hard Hat Tour of Cheetah Hunt Site


Picture perfect weather at Busch Gardens in Tampa, and we couldn’t have asked for a better day for our Hard Hat Tour of Cheetah Hunt, that we held for a select group of blogging media.


We ventured behind the construction wall, wearing these awesome cheetah-spotted hats:

 Wearing these hats really got us in the spirit…


Photos were snapped, Tweets were tweeted, Facebook feeds were frenzied with Cheetah Hunt details galore. We fueled the blogging fire with news and insider info.


The group interviewed Mark Rose, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Vice President of Design & Engineering about the construction progress and the key elements that will make Cheetah Hunt so incredible.


Mark then shared with the group that Cheetah Hunt opening day is…. May 27, 2011. Woohoo! (It feels so good to finally be able to spill the beans!)


Assistant Curator Tim Smith gave the group an overview of Cheetah Run.  If you concentrate and focus with all of your might, you can  imagine an agile cheetah, sprinting by in the background here, at top speeds…right?  (Come on, friends, try and work with me!)

(Stay tuned to the blog for an upcoming Emplotyee Spotlight about Tim, where we’ll learn about his daily work with the cheetahs that you will see at Cheetah Run.)


The group traverses the site, adjacent to the future home of Cheetah Run.

And, as a grand finale….

…there’s”the tower.”


Thanks to all the bloggers for coming out today for a tour of the site.

And, now that YOU finally  know the opening date, you can start a countdown to the big day. Get your discount Busch Gardens tickets in advance by calling our office toll free at 1-877-406-4836 or by clicking on this link http://www.officialticketcenter.com/busch-gardens-tickets.aspx

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