One Theme Park Will Be Blasting Fireworks This Summer

July 14, 2020, 1:05 PM · A lot of theme parks are ditching their fireworks displays this summer, as they look to keep crowds from gathering that might defeat their efforts at promoting safe social distancing during this pandemic. But one Florida theme park says it has a way to keep fans safely distant as they look to the skies, so it's planning to go ahead with fireworks displays on select nights this summer.

Busch Gardens Tampa today announced more about the return of its Summer Nights program, featuring an "all new laser and fireworks finale, tasty seasonal eats, and extended park hours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from July 17 to August 16."

Busch Gardens Summer Nights fireworks
Image courtesy Busch Gardens

Fans can watch the pyro from Busch Gardens' Festival Field. On their way to the show, visitors can get food from the park's summer "backyard BBQ" with entrees including Kung Pao ribs, pulled pork and brisket chop sandwiches, and loaded mac & cheese with a choice of beef short ribs or "Boujee" bacon from the Food & Wine Festival. Dessert options include a variety of specialty cupcakes, including Chocolate Oreo Explosion, Red Velvet Cheesecake, Spiced Apple Salted Caramel, Chocolate Chocolate Chip S'mores and Fun-Fetti Delight.

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July 14, 2020 at 4:02 PM

Don't know how that's going to work. The fireworks are typically launched from the top of the employee parking garage, so the only good viewing spots were Festival Field and Stanleyville.

July 15, 2020 at 5:28 AM

On your way to the "backyard bbq" and fireworks, you can walk by Iron Gwazi - which has been mothballed

... and then the rain suddenly comes, everyone scatters for cover and distancing goes right out the window

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