Sunday, October 23, 2011

Busch Gardens Tampa to start Grad Nite (now that WDW stopped theirs)


Cobra Starship and Comedian Gabriel Iglesias will Play an Exciting Role in this Special Night Devoted to Graduating High School Seniors.

Tampa, Fla. (Oct. 17, 2011) - Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is excited to host its first annual 12th Grade Grad Nite on Friday, April 27, 2012. This once-in-a-lifetime experience for graduating high school seniors is not your average daytime “walk in the park.” This special night offers live entertainment by two popular acts, the thrill of riding world-class coasters in the dark, high-energy DJs and dance parties in the streets of Busch Gardens, and much more to amp up the celebration. American pop rock band Cobra Starship and comedian Gabriel Iglesias will headline the entertainment, adding to the excitement of the night with special performances for the graduating high school seniors. Cobra Starship, formed in 2005, released their fourth album, Night Shades, in August 2011 with the hit single “You Make Me Feel…” The band is best known for their Top 40 hit, “Good Girls Gone Bad.” Gabriel Iglesias is known as the “fluffy” comic in a Hawaiian shirt who coined the saying, “I’m not fat… I’m fluffy.” Gabriel hosts Comedy Central’s newest TV series, “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution” and his credits include “Last Comic Standing,” ABC’s “My Wife & Kids,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and “The Family Guy.”

WHAT: The park will remain open after hours for graduating seniors to enjoy high-energy DJs and dance parties, headline entertainment including Cobra Starship and comedian Gabriel Iglesias, and Busch Gardens’ top coasters in the dark, including SheiKra, Kumba, Montu, Gwazi, and our new mega-attraction, Cheetah Hunt, a one-of-a-kind launch coaster that offers a new breed of speed.

DATE/TIME: Friday, April 27, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

ADMISSION: $54.99 + tax (One complimentary chaperone ticket given for each 10 paid student tickets; additional chaperone tickets can be purchased for $54.99 + tax)

RESERVATIONS: Please email OR call 1-866-781-1333Admission to the all new 12th Grade Grad Nite 2012 is limited, so make your reservations early. Grad Nite is a separate-ticketed night event and tickets may only be purchased through the student’s school. Entertainment, rides, attractions, operating hours, and prices are subject to change without notice.