Kumba has a distinctive roar, but it appears that the sound is caused by something that is missing rather than something that is added. B&M has a characteristic track design seen below of a box “spine” with fins that hold the rails. This box can echo the natural vibrations of the ride and is often filled with sand to dampen it to the customer’s desired level. My guess is what makes Kumba unique is that these boxes are probably empty to maximize the “roar”, and not minimize it in any way.Continue reading
Technology & Business
Thank You John T. Reilly!
Sunday March 31, 2019 is the last day for COO and former interim CEO John T. Reilly. Mr. Reilly’s departure was announced in a March 19, 2019 SeaWorld press release:
We thank John for his contributions during his 34-year tenure at SeaWorld and wish him the best going forward…
Mr. Reilly is a Busch Gardens lifer, stating with the company as a teenager selling concessions at the park in Williamsburg to pay for college. Continue reading
You Can Own a Piece of Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens Tampa is part of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. which is publicly traded under the ticker SEAS. The company operates 12 parks including 5 water parks and is the 9th largest theme park operator in the world. By buying stock in SEAS you can literally own a piece of the park! Continue reading
Go on a Roller Coaster Tour at Busch Gardens this Saturday!
Did you know you can get a “behind the scenes” look at several of Busch Gardens roller coasters? The park offers a 2 hour tour prior to park opening where you can see these amazing machines up close and even climb to the top of one! Continue reading
Disney Ticket Price Increase Makes Busch Gardens an Even Bigger Bargain!
So Disney is raising prices again, specifically increasing prices around peak days near Christmas and other holidays. Single day single park tickets will now be up to $159/day and $219/day for “hopper” tickets allowing for admission to multiple parks in one day. Articles point to new investments in the parks (Galaxy’s Edge) and Disney’s desire to manage attendance during peak seasons as reasons.Continue reading
Busch Gardens vs. Disney: The Tale of the Tape
Comedian and sportscaster Nick Bakay used to have a segment on ESPN called, “The Tale of the Tape”. In this segment he would humorously Continue reading