Old School Bill & Man Bag go to Busch Gardens

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Old School crank it up lets Go!

 In 1965, Busch Gardens introduced the gigantic Serengeti Plain, allowing the African animals to roam freely, much like the Animals of Old School do  in Gibsonton, Florida.  The Serengeti Plain became the largest, free-roaming habitat outside of Africa.
 In 1977, the corkscrew roller coaster, The Python, opened.

I'm done let's go!
   Four years later, Busch Gardens introduced the classic looping roller coaster, Scorpion.   Old School knows this one very well as it knocked me out in the early 80’s or was it the mid 80’s, mid late 80's,  but it is a true story, Honest, have I ever lied to you before?  As with Python, Scorpion was a small coaster, before deciding to add another roller coaster, thirteen years passed. Finally, in 1993, Busch Gardens built their largest coaster yet in any of their parks with the addition of Kumba. Both Montu and Kumba featured completely original design. Many of the elements they introduced have been used on roller coasters elsewhere. In 1999, the dueling wooden roller coaster Gwazi was added to the mix. The two sides of Gwazi became the two largest wooden roller coasters in Florida and also the only dueling wooden coasters in the southeast. In 2004, the Wilde Maus roller coaster was moved from Williamsburg to Tampa, where it became Cheetah Chase.
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The biggest addition came in 2005. SheiKra, the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the Southeast and the only dive machine in the United States, opened in May 2005.  You can hear the screams in Gibsonton if the wind is just right.  My brother-in-law Fat Daddy works there, you know the one who is married to CRAZY Tayana,  he says he find all kinds of stuff that falls out when people are upside down & stuff!
The park has always been a leader in preserving endangered African animals while providing them with replicas of natural habitats. The park is a zoo first, theme park second; animals take top priority. Busch Gardens has also combined animals into a safari, thrill ride adventure with Rhino Rally.  There are numerous opportunities to go back stage & get closer to the animals, which will be in future blogs, now that Man Bag treated us to season passes.  Yes, they still have BEER!!  Man Bag was in line before it even opened, I told him it was 11:00, but he never listens.
You push me, I will push you later, Honest!

Busch Gardens Adventure Tours Man Bag Blogs coming to TravBuddy SOON!

SERENGETI SARARI-This wild expedition puts Man Bag in the center of the action! Discover first-hand just how long a giraffe's tongue is while giving them a leafy snack. Man Bag  will become immersed in the Serengeti experience as your tour guide shares intriguing information and personal stories about the amazing wildlife. Unlock the mystery to the eland antelope's mysterious clicking, discover the naturalistic beauty of the Serengeti Plain, and experience the thrill of feeding antelopes and giraffes. Be prepared for amazing photo opportunities; this Adventure creates memories that last a lifetime!

SUNDOWNER SAFARI-As the sun sets over the Serengeti Plain and the day's adventure draws to a close, experience an animal encounter unlike any Busch Gardens has ever offered.

Can this thing fly?
This unique, intimate tour begins in the Crown Colony's Brewmaster's Club, where guests can sample premium Anheuser-Busch lagers, Man Bag likes this!  Then, journey out onto the adventure park's 65-acre Serengeti Plain, where Man Bag will hand-feed giraffes and encounter zebras and other African wildlife.

SAVING A SPECIES TOUR- Man Bag, Busch Gardens and the World Wildlife Fund have combined conservation efforts to bring you the Saving A Species Tour. Get an insider's view of the conservation projects that help protect rhinoceroses and the places they live. Talk with zookeepers who are working to protect the future of these gentle giants. Take part in an up-close interaction with the black rhinos, and go on safari to observe the white rhinos in their natural setting. Be prepared for many once-in-a lifetime moments and amazing photo opportunities on this tour. A portion of the proceeds will benefit World Wildlife Fund's conservation work around the world.

ANIMAL ADVENTURE TOUR-Take Man Bag’s passion for animals to the next level! The Animal Adventure tour takes Man Bag  where few have gone before from behind-the-scenes to the animal action frontline.
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Get V.I.P. treatment as you get up-close interactions with Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales, hippos, black rhinos, giraffes and orangutans. Meet the keepers who care for these remarkable animals and take advantage of all the amazing photo opportunities for Man Bag's new Fujifilm S-8000.

KEEPER FOR A DAY-Once in a lifetime an opportunity arises so extraordinary, that the experience itself is its own reward. It has been said many times that a zookeeper’s job is a work of the heart. Here is your chance to experience the passion, perseverance, and peace of working with some of the world’s most exotic animals! Man Bag’s adventure begins early in the morning assisting the mammal team feeding, training, and caring for giraffes and antelopes. Spend your afternoon with the Avian team caring for some fine-feathered friends on the Serengeti Plain. Is it time to experience the fulfillment of your dedication? 

Man Bag is saving all his money from his paper route, crab traps & fireworks stand, every dollar he can get a hold of to spend as much time as possible at his new favorite place in the world BUSCH GARDENS of Tampa Florida!

ejames01 says:
Well written bro!! Can't wait for the next manbag adventures....lol

Ed
Posted on: Sep 13, 2009
bkretzer says:
I never even considered Busch Gardens, because I thought is was just another amusement park. Yet again, I am surprised at both what I don't know and what I did know, that was wrong!
Posted on: Sep 12, 2009
windycitykitty says:
That's awesome! I love animals! I didn't know Bush Gardens offered the chance to get up close and personal with them! Wow, I have to get back to Tampa.
Posted on: Mar 27, 2008
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Old School crank it up lets Go!
Old School crank it up lets Go!
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I'm done let's go!
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Thanks
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You push me, I will push you late…
Can this thing fly?
Can this thing fly?
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IZZZY'S uncle Bob
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I'm not all the way on
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Thanks for the ride
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OOOOO YAAA
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What time does it start?
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OSB did you bring my suit?
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What do you mean 11:00??
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DUDE!!!!
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Fun, yea lookes like it to me!
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That thing is bigger than my room
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