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Busch Gardens Tampa gets into Grad Night business

July 13, 2011, 9:53 AM · Busch Gardens Tampa announced today that it will begin offering Grad Nights to high school graduates next year. This follows Walt Disney World's announcement earlier this year that it will no longer offer Grad Nights.

Busch Gardens now joins Universal Orlando in carving the market now that Disney's out.

Granted, Busch Gardens' event won't be huge - just two nights - and seems geared at keeping closer to home the Tampa Bay area high school grads who would have otherwise made the trip up I-4 to Orlando for the Disney event. (Busch has offered eighth grade 'grad' nights in the past, and will continue to do so.)

The Grad Nights will be Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, 2012. The price is $54.99 plus tax and group reservations can be made by calling 866-781-1333.

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July 13, 2011 at 3:56 PM · Disney pioneered the concept. I thought a trip to Disneyland (Anaheim) was magical. I enjoyed it a lot. Its just too bad that WDW messed up badly especially with the advantage it has. Now, Universal owns the concept like it does with Halloween in the Orlando area. What else will Disney give up?

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