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Sesame Street Safari of Fun

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 6 out of 10


James Rao

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Published: April 22, 2010

Busch Gardens Tampa opened a Sesame Street-themed play land featuring Elmo, Big Bird, and cohorts on March 27, 2010. This new destination doubles the size of the area formerly known as Land of the Dragons and adds a few new attractions to the mix such as a junior roller coaster called Air Grover designed for parents and children to ride together.

Other kid-sized rides include Zoe-Patra & the Hippos of the Nile (a flume ride), Rosita’s Djembe Fly-Away (a swing ride), Elmo’s Safari Go-Round (a carousel), and two play areas: Oscar’s Swamp Stomp and Bert & Ernie’s Water Hole.

Additionally, families can participate in a character breakfast and lunch with Elmo and the rest of the characters on select days at an outdoor dining facility near Sesame Street Safari of Fun.

Tyler Harris
Heaven for preschoolers,bordom for seniors. That makes it fair. Kids will love Air Grover if they're brave enough. The only downside is that the rides are disgised midway rides.
casey Rupert
Dangerous and incompetent people manage bush gardens. People were rude and unhelpfull with our problem with the park.
It's okay for the kids but is a waste of space for teenagers and adults! 6/10
Heather Olson
It's not as big or involved as the kids' areas at Universal, but our kids loved it. There was so much fun stuff for them to look at, and they absolutely loved every minute of the "A is for Africa" stage show. The best part is that there was never a wait to meet the characters. Watching my baby bat her eyes at Elmo and flirt with him was one of my best theme park experiences ever. One of the other girls was very enamored of Grover and kept grabbing his arm. When we walked away we discovered she had a huge wad of blue fur clenched in her fist. It was fantastic.

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