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1. Grogan’s Pub, located in Ireland. The Irish have a term for fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation: craic. This Irish pub has craic! It’s an exceptional place to cool off it’s too hot outside and have a refreshing beverage.
2. Caribou Pottery, located in New France. Most shops offer pottery for sale or, at the most, the chance for you to watch someone making pottery. This shop is different. It allows you to embrace your creative side and paint the ceramics yourself. You’ll have a memorable experience for your family and leave with a unique souvenir.
3. Lorikeet Glen, located between Ireland and France. Enjoy the frog pond or the picture perfect flower beds. You never know what creatures you’ll run into here: anything from a wallaroo to a boa constrictor.
4. The wooden swings, located at the edge of New France. You may walk by and not even notice this nice resting spot. It’s on the hill to the left as you are leaving New France, before crossing the bridge at Alpengeist. The shade covered swings provide the perfect place for a picnic or a well-earned nap.
5. M. Sweets Confectionary, located in France. This candy shop is typically less crowded than the one near the front of the park, making it much easier for you to browse through the sweet treats. The chocolate covered marshmallows and the fudge are out of this world. If you’ve ever had the desire to have a caramel apple covered in gummi worms and butterflies, you can find it here. The fountain in front of the shop provides an outstanding place to devour your treasure.
6. The Roman Rapids observation deck, located in Festa Italia, beside La Cucina. For a quarter, you can blast and bomb Roman Rapid riders with even more water. Nothing can be more fun than seeing the shocked expression on their faces! For those of us with a mean streak, this can provide hours of entertainment.
7. Secret dining area, located in Italy, near Ristorante della Piazza. Just behind the main dining area and across the main walking path, there is a sunken patio with a few tables and chairs, surrounded by trees. If you prefer peace and quiet as opposed to a loud show and louder children, this is an excellent place to enjoy your cannelloni.
8. The Bridge under the Loch Ness Monster, located over the Rhine River, with access points from Germany and Scotland. From this vantage point, you are so close to the riders of the Loch Ness Monster, you can actually see the terror in their eyes or the sheer look of excitement as they descend the first drop or as they go through the interlocking loops. Sometimes, it’s absolutely hilarious. For those of you with a more peaceful nature, you can also enjoy the warm benches in the sun, gazing out over the turtle-filled Rhine River. You’ll have to climb some steep steps or an even steeper hill to leave, but it’ll be worth it. You can’t help but want to ride the Loch Ness Monster after spending some time here.
What are you favorite “secret” spots at Busch Gardens?
Link didn't post as active. Trying again here, if this doesn't work it is a thread titled "Hidden" Busch Gardens Europe with some great spots named by several posters.
I wonder if there are any such places at Busch Gardens. Like, literally hidden spaces that only a select few people know about and keep quiet about. The closest thing I've found to this is the Rhine River bridge, but I want something MORE than that. A place that nearly no one knows about.
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