'Pirates 4-D' debuts at Busch Gardens Tampa
Written by Chris Walton
Busch Gardens Tampa wisely selected to replace the outdated "R.L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse" with the new "Pirates 4-D" starring Leslie Nielsen (as "Captain Lucky") and writen by Monty Python comedy troupe member Eric Idle (who also has a role in the show as "Pierre"). The show opened last Saturday (Feb. 18), but unfortunately my annual pass recently expired so I have not had a chance to take in the new spectacle, so for anyone who has seen the show any info would be greatly appreciated. I feel this should be a nice fresh replacement for the R.L. Stine show (since his books were becoming less popular at the time Haunted Lighthouse opened) and this show is also interesting in the aspect of Tampa Bay's rich history of piracy stemming from the invasion of Jose Gaspar in 1783 which is now celebrated annually as "Gasparilla".Tweet
[Editor's note: Wasn't 'Pirates 4-D' playing at Busch parks before 'Haunted Lighthouse?' Is this the same film? FWIW, for those who don't go waaay back around here, I, um, didn't like 'Lighthouse' when it debuted in San Diego. -- Robert]
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