Busch Gardens Tampa (formerly known as Busch Gardens Africa and Busch Gardens: The Dark Continent) is an African-themed animal theme park located in Tampa, Florida. Busch Gardens Tampa is owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
A construction worker named Bif (Peter Linz) appeared at a press event promoting the section in January 2010, while Elmo (Kevin Clash) appeared with park General Manager Jim Dean at the March 2010 opening.
Air Grover is a junior roller coaster.
Bert & Ernie's Water Hole
Bert & Ernie's Water Hole is a water attraction.
Big Bird's Whirly Birdie
Big Bird's Whirly Birdie is a kiddie ferris wheel.
Cookie Monster's Canopy Crawl
Cookie Monster's Canopy Crawl is a three-story interactive climbing area.
The Count's Zambezi Rally
The Count's Zambezi Rally is a car ride attraction in which guests ride in the Countmobile.
Elmo's Safari Go-Round
Elmo's Safari Go-Round is a tribal carousel ride.
Elmo's Treehouse Trek
Elmo's Treehouse Trek is a three-story interactive play structure.
Oscar's Swamp Stomp
Oscar's Swamp Stomp is a water play area.
Rosita's Djembe Fly-Away
Rosita's Djembe Fly-Away is a chair swing ride themed around a djembe, a West African drum.
Sesame Street Presents "Lights, Camera, Imagination!" (2010-13)
Slimey's Sahara Sand
Slimey's Sahara Sand is an interactive sand play area.
Snuffy's Elephant Romp
Sunny Day Theater
Sunny Day Theater is the stage area where Sesame characters put on musical shows. The regular show since 2010 has been "A Is for Africa". In 2015, the Sesame Place stage show "Elmo Rocks!" filled in for the summer.
Telly's Jungle Jam
Telly's Jungle Jam is an interactive play area where kids can explore "sounds, shapes and shadows."
Zoe-Patra & the Hippos of the Nile
Zoe-Patra is a flume ride down the Nile river.
Stores and Dining
- Abby Cadabby's Treasure Hut
- Big Bird's 123 Smile with Me character photo area
- Cookie Monster's Trading Post
- Dine with Elmo and Friends! character dining
- Snack-n-Geti Tribal Treats
Busch Gardens Africa has two exclusive Sesame Street Safari of Fun toys -- plush dolls of Elmo and Zoe in safari gear. Elmo has binoculars and Zoe has a camera; they're both toting green backpacks with the "Safari of Fun" logo. Visitors can also make a set of pressed pennies in the park.
- ↑ "Detailed look at the upcoming Sesame Street Safari of Fun at Busch Gardens", Attractionsmagazine.com. January 15, 2010.