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Busch Gardens is a chain of theme parks owned and operated by Busch Entertainment Corp., the family entertainment division of Anheuser-Busch. There are two parks that carry the Busch Gardens name: one in Williamsburg, Virginia, and one in Tampa, Florida. There was also a Busch Gardens park in Van Nuys, California, from 1964 to 1984.
Busch Gardens Tampa, the first theme park opened by Anheuser-Busch, has an African theme. The theme park is one of America's largest zoological institutions, with more than 2,500 animals in its collection. Attractions include: Rhino Rally, Montu, Kumba, Edge of Africa, Python, Scorpion, Gwazi, and the new vertical drop coaster Sheikra. The theme park is located away from the downtown area in the northern part of the Tampa city limits; it borders the town limits of Temple Terrace.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg has a European theme. Attractions at this park include Alpengeist, Escape from Pompeii, Apollo's Chariot, Loch Ness Monster, and Big Bad Wolf. The park is divided into seven sections, each themed to a different European country.
Other theme parks making up Anheuser-Busch Entertainment Operations include:
- The SeaWorld parks in San Diego, San Antonio, Texas and Orlando, Florida.
- Discovery Cove , an exclusive, reservation-only park in Orlando, FL.
- Water Parks: Adventure Island and Water Country USA
- Official website
- Roller coaster database entries for Tampa and Williamsburg
- An Enchanted Park: Celebrating the Centennial of Busch Gardens - Museum exhibit on the original Busch Gardens in Pasadena, California.
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