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Recent content by nepalostparks

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    Tramway project and security relocation at TTC.

    Here's what the sidewalk looked like as of yesterday:
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    Cobra's Curse Busch Gardens Tampa

    The ride will be forward through the first drop up to the brake run, then turn backwards for a short portion and up the second lift. Then it's a free spin til the final brake run. The amount of spinning will differ each ride based on the weight distribution in each car.
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    Osbourne Lights Returning under new Name?

    A credible source came to us at Pixels At The Parks (I'm @androckb) and shared the info. Given the source's reliability, we decided to share. Of course, it's only a rumor at this point. We don't get too caught up in rumors, but occasionally share ones from good sources. I'm not suggesting that...
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    Busch Gardens Tampa closed Due to Flooding

    As a Tampa resident (about 2.5 miles from Busch Gardens), I can tell you yes, it was a long stretch of overcast skies and ridiculous amounts of rain for about three weeks straight. Most of the flooding issues in Tampa proper were in South Tampa, with spotty issues elsewhere within the city...
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    AVATAR land construction progress

    Here's one of the images we took this past Saturday, June 27th:
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    Disney selling "chocolate animal poop"?

    I doubt we'll ever know for sure. I was happy I got some sort of "official" answer to share. I am sure the rumored reasons of guest complaints will continue to be the story, though.
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    Flame Tree Barbecue closing for extensive remodel at Disney's Animal Kingdom

    Visited Animal Kingdom yesterday, and the walls were down around Flame Tree. Cast Member there said it is expected to open on Tuesday (June 30th). Also got a look at the new menu boards posted. Biggest change is the Smoked Chicken Salad is gone, and a new Caribbean Jerk Salad is in its place...
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    Disney selling "chocolate animal poop"?

    Like someone mentioned above, there's not likely to be some press release or official statement on the removal of the "poop brownies" from Disney. I was at Animal Kingdom yesterday and spoke with a supervisor at Zuri's Sweets. She explained to me (and another guest who was also there asking...
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    Busch Gardens First Timer

    If you're on the All Day Dining plan, then refills in the cup are free. Any SeaWorld cup should work - as long as it's not one of the special Christmas Celebration cocoa mugs - those might not. If you don't have the All Day Dining, you can still use the cup for 99 cent refills.
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    Busch Gardens First Timer

    Unless something just changed, the Smokehouse is included. It's just only certain menu items qualify - not the sampler, for example. This is true of most restaurants... there is often one or two most expensive options that aren't included (but usually can be added for a small surcharge of a few...
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    New Culinary Option Coming Soon!

    Thanks for the mention @919Florida! Pixels was the first to break the news about Pretzel World a few weeks ago. Some doubted us, claiming the construction in the former games area was for the new coaster. And yes, those who visit SeaWorld will be in for a real treat. Busch Gardens Tampa...
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    Question(s) about Quick Queue

    You can get Quick Queue at the ticket windows or self service ticketing machines before you enter the park. You can also purchase it once inside the park from the guest relations counter or at self service Quick Queue machines near some of the bigger rides. If you're visiting on a weekday...
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    Does anyone take a night off from Parks and chill at resort

    We do mostly day and weekend trips since we're in Tampa, but during the hotter summer months when we visit we often start early, head to a resort just after noon to have lunch and relax, and then head back to a park around 4 or so to enjoy the rest of the evening. Gets us out of the hottest (and...
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    AVATAR land construction progress

    Couple of shots from Saturday: Certainly taking shape since the last time I saw it in person in early January.
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    New Coaster

    They're touting it as being the tallest in Orlando. Despite what some people like to think, Busch Gardens Tampa is indeed in Tampa, not Orlando. ;)
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