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Old 06-24-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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I have been planning a trip with my family to Orlando and we all decided it was a must to go to Busch Gardens in Tampa. I realize that this is kind of the out the way where we will be staying(Orlando) and my question is really about the heat. We come from Houston so we are use to the heat ( u dont go outside much are u will melt!! lol) but is there much shade at Busch Gardens? Is there areas in the park that you can escape the heat?
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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Sure. There are shaded benches and pavillions all over. There are also air conditioned restaurants and indoor shows that will afford some "chill time." There are several water-themed rides too (flume & inner-tube types). Go early in order to see as much as possible. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and utilize the people movers when possible. And Have Fun!
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:26 PM
 
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Busch Gardens in the summer is alot like being in Houston. Heat and humidity. Wear clothes that are comfortable and will wick the sweat away from your skin and dry quickly. A hat is wonderful to have also. If you have one of those spray bottle fans that is terrific to have. You can get free cups of icewater to fill them up at any of the food vendors that have a soda fountain.

There are alot of shady areas in Busch Gardens to stop and rest. One of my favorite places to take a cool break is in the new childrens area. It's like a giant tree house. (Not to be confused with the Dragon land area). The bottom levels have little water play areas for children to cool off. I dip my feet in the cool water to cool down and then find an area close by to sit and catch the cool mist coming off of the water play area. There are restaurants right there to grab some ice cream or a cool drink.

If you have multi passes to Busch Gardens and its sister park the Adventure Island water park, which is just down the road a few blocks, then it is great to go to Busch Gardens in the morning, then go to the water park in the heat of the afternoon until early evening, then head back over to Busch Gardens when the crowds start to thin out around supper time and then stay there till closeing time.
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:34 PM
 
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Oh you will enjoy Bush Gardens...

There are plenty of trees and a lot of water and even water rides....so don't worry just drink plenty of water and enjoy!
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