Busch Gardens was our first theme park after the two long days of driving in the hot van. None of us had ever been to Busch Gardens, but I have had so many people tell me that it’s one of their favorites. November is a great time to go. We went on a Saturday and the park was not over crowded.
If you love roller coasters then this is your theme park. Busch Gardens has lots of really great ones. We only went on a few of them because my kiddos were too scared to go on most and well because Jason had other plans… But I bought the photo to prove that yes, I still rode the coasters! I have to admit though that they don’t seem quite as fun to me as they used to. I’m spending more time dwelling on what would happen should something go wrong and less time enjoying the thrill. I must be getting old!
We only had one day to spend, and I found tickets online that included an all day dining pass for only $10 extra per ticket. I thought that sounded like a great deal! If you remember my honeymoon experience, and last summer’s Six Flags experience then you know how much it meant to me to have a Coke when I wanted one!
Now, I was really looking forward to eating at the park, but I had no idea how much my husband was going to enjoy it. For as much time as we spent eating I hardly have any photos of the food. For lunch we stopped at Zambia Smokehouse. With the pass we could each get one beverage, one main dish, and one side or dessert every time through the line. Oh my goodness. The food was so incredibly good! That did it. From then on the whole day was spent with my husband figuring out where he wanted to eat next. I kid you not!
We went literally running from one restaurant to another–my husband the leader with map in hand and the other six of us trailing behind like ducks. Jason said the food at Busch Gardens was his favorite thing about the whole vacation. He even liked it better than the cruise food!
Find the next episode of our vacation here: More Busch Gardens fun.
Haha ~ it’s probably a good thing you did NOT go on more roller coaster rides after eating all that food = )
My dad traveled to Florida with his brother for Thanksgiving too. He LOVED going to Busch Gardens, although he didn’t go on any rides. He told me that he ate lunch in Zambia and dinner in France.
Perhaps you were both eating lunch at the same place/day/time? Another example of how it’s definitely a very “small” world = )
Every time I see pics of your kids I think to myself, “You’re getting old, Robin, look how they are growing up!” Love the one of you guys in the rollercoaster – everyone screaming except your youngest daughter in the back with you. Such delight, such enjoyment! (Oh, and by the way, I think it’s time for a design update of your header pic. Just saying. Like one day when you have time again. Ha ha ha.)