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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Shuts Down River Ride After Fatal Incident In Australia

After four people were killed on a river ride at an Australian amusement park on Tuesday, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has shut down a similar attraction “out of an abundance of caution.” [More]

Jeremy Thompson

Famous Flamingo Dead After Busch Gardens Visitor Attacks Birds

A longtime animal resident of Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL died yesterday. Pinky the flamingo was 19 years old, and if you noticed her while visiting the theme park, it was because she would sometimes perform her own special dance, stomping her webbed feet and spinning in a circle. The tourist attacked two flamingoes, injuring Pinky badly enough that she was euthanized. [More]

He recorded a video after the incident and shared it on Facebook.

Is A Kilt A Costume? Busch Gardens Says So, Denies Entry To Man Wearing Scottish Garb

UPDATE: Busch Gardens says kilts are now welcome at the park, whenever guests want to wear them. [More]

Busch Gardens Guests Find Severed Head Halloween Displays A Little Too Timely

Busch Gardens Guests Find Severed Head Halloween Displays A Little Too Timely

The terrorist group ISIS (or ISIL) is in the headlines on a daily basis, and the group uses films and displays of their captives’ and opponents’ heads and bodies as a potent weapon. How potent? Complaints from guests led the theme park Busch Gardens to change a Halloween display that features (fake, rubber) severed heads. [More]

16 People Rescued From Roller Coaster Stuck 60 Feet In The Air During A Downpour

16 People Rescued From Roller Coaster Stuck 60 Feet In The Air During A Downpour

It’s one thing — albeit a potentially terrifying thing — to be stuck on a roller coaster at any height for any length of time in even the best of weather. But when you’re strapped in at 60 feet during a chilly downpour for more than an hour, well that just sounds like the suckiest of awfully bad experiences. [More]