Published: September 1, 2010 at 10:04 AMI too am excited for this replacement. I do want to let other readers know who may be confused with the way this company markets itself that this is not cirque du solie putting on this show. The show itself will be entertaining for families but does not have the deep underlying meanings of a true Cirque show.
Published: September 1, 2010 at 12:52 PMYeah, to piggyback on a previous anonymous poster. "Cirque"
I work in the ticket office of the 6th largest performing arts center in the country. We presented Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy a couple of seasons ago. I wish I had a dollar for every call we got from potential patrons who thought this WAS Cirque Du Soleil..I'd have enough to get into Busch to see the darn thing!
Not that I'd want to. I saw it then. It was a real P.O.S.
I can't see where Debbie..Excuse me, DebORah...Gibson fits in...hmmm.
Published: September 1, 2010 at 1:13 PMThis looks good, but it looks like it might not be up with Katonga as the best theme park show I've seen. I can't see the point in having another themed, circus-style show in a Florida theme park. SeaWorld Orlando has some ocean themed circus show I've seen, but why put another one in a park owned by the SAME company in the SAME state?
Published: September 2, 2010 at 7:25 AMBusch Gardens Williamsburg presented a couple of versions of shows by the Cirque company (they were called Imaginique) that is producing the new show in Tampa. I remember how much I loved Imaginique and still miss it. I have seen Jungle Fantasy on stage and by no means does it rise to the level of Cirque du Soleil, but for a Theme Park, it will fit in nicely. Jungle Theme - Africa theme, they go somewhat together.
Published: September 6, 2010 at 2:38 PMThis will be a great addition to the Busch Gardens Tampa park and will give us a reason to head to the park for a day trip next year and not just for Howl-O-Scream.