Published: February 28, 2008 at 10:51 AMWe love Discovery cove and the island will resemble a dolphin. I like the design. Of course we will never see this place, but it looks great.
I am not sure of building on a man made island. With Global warming and possible rising sea levels I would not feel safe. One tsunami and that whole place could be wiped out.
But it is exciting and I wish them all the best.
Published: February 28, 2008 at 11:24 AMI wonder what kind of theme they will go with for this Busch Gardens. Since Sea World, Discovery Cove, and Aquatica all come from Florida, will they copy Tampa's park and go with an Africa theme?
Published: February 28, 2008 at 11:48 AMI am totally excited about this whole thing. I was ecstatic while watching the Live webcast. I know I will be visiting these new parks. I also thought building on an Island thats in the shape of a killer whale was genious.
Published: February 28, 2008 at 11:55 AMBusch has just offically won the theme park war with this one!
Published: February 28, 2008 at 1:45 PMI'm eagerly awaiting details on the attractions at each park. I'm guessing that Sea World will not have any roller coasters or thill rides, it will mainly be an animal experience park. Busch Gardens should have some nice big ticket rides but I imagine it with an American theme. If you look at the site plan it seems that there aren't roads that stretch all the way out to the "whale island" where the parks will be built. How will you access it? Also, the different "branches" of the "palm tree" have high priced condos & homes- will those residents complain about noise from the parks in the same manner that neighbors complain about Universal Orlando & Disneyland?
Published: February 28, 2008 at 1:55 PMPretty neat but certainly on the ironic side. Dubai has been creating these islands all along the coast there and they have been devastating the environment with the construction, esxpecially aquatic life. Busch and Seaworld (emphasis on "Sea"), who are big into the environmental conservation movement, connecting with an environmental nightmare - kinda funny.
Published: February 28, 2008 at 4:30 PMRegarding concerns that there are no roads...This is kind of like "if you have to ask the how much it costs, you can't afford it". The playgrounds that are being being planned and built on these man-made islands are meant for those who don't mind taking their million dollar yachts from island to island.
Published: February 28, 2008 at 5:33 PMI feel glad and sad at the same time. Glad that there is a new Busch Park. Sad that the odds are against me for visiting it. I didnt think they picked the greatest location for it either. They could have put it else were on another island because of security reasons. I am axnious to see wat themeing the park will recieve.
Published: February 28, 2008 at 10:45 PMI think I can sum up my own feelings about this in four words.
The plague is spreading...
Published: March 1, 2008 at 12:00 PMI think all these developments will lure a lot of Europeans, especially us Brits, from Florida. I think the American TPI readers should try a longhaul flight and check it out. Dubai is a wonderful place with plenty of sunshine, an almost zero crime rate, and it has everything you'd find in the States e.g. McDonald's, Burger King, top brand hotels etc.
Published: March 2, 2008 at 11:32 PMyes, The plague is spreading. Doesn't anyone else wonder how one man can build islands and have many countries in fact the entire world loving him and his ideas!
Is there anyone else out there that has read the left behind series!!!???
If you think this is all creepy email me please.