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Apr 17

Introducing Our Coaster Tree

Introducing Our Coaster Tree

A flower? A bunch of ribbons? A stalk of broccoli? Those are just some of the interpretations we have heard about our brand icon since it was introduced last year. And now that it has taken a prominent place as a large sculpture at the entrance of Busch Gardens, the symbol is sure to create even more conversation.

The icon is officially known as the “coaster tree” and is intended to evoke the images of a looping roller coaster track and a tree. Symbolically, it represents the intersection of thrills and nature that can be found at Busch Gardens.

Apr 08

A Day in the Life of an Operations Manager

A Day in the Life of an Operations Manager

I was challenged with writing a post about what I do as a Duty Manager in the park. At first I thought this would be a pretty easy blog to write since I’ve held this position for 14 years, but then I started thinking about my daily responsibilities. I like to think that I have a plan when I come to work. I have tasks and assignments that I’m responsible for and that I work on, but on operating days, my plans don’t always come to fruition.

Mar 24

Water Country USA® Is Hosting A Colossal Pool Party This Spring

Water Country USA® Is Hosting A Colossal Pool Party This Spring

Click the image above to watch a video from our Water Country USA team

Mar 18

Taste-Testing For the Second Year of the Food and Wine Festival

Around this time of year, when people find out that I work at Busch Gardens, they say, “you must be so bored when the park is closed”. Quite the contrary! The amount of planning, training, testing, and set-up that goes into having a successful year at the park is astounding. Our goal is to ensure our guests have a phenomenal experience at Busch Gardens.

Mar 14

We're Looking Forward to Opening Day

We're Looking Forward to Opening Day

Busch Gardens Fans,

It seems like just yesterday when we wrapped up another great season, and here we are again ready to spring into fun with an action-packed year. We have some very exciting experiences planned for the 2014 season, and after a long winter, I’m ready for Busch Gardens to open.

Mar 10

Meet Conner and Finn, the Newest Members of the Busch Gardens® Team

Meet Conner and Finn, the Newest Members of the Busch Gardens® Team

If you’re walking around the park this weekend, you might run across two new additions to the Busch Gardens team: two Irish setter puppies named Finn and Conner that were born January 6. The puppies are just about 10 weeks old, so everything is new and exciting to them. The puppies are meeting their trainers as well as learning basic behaviors like how to sit, their names and potty training. But as with a lot of puppies, Conner and Finn love to play and then take really long naps.

Mar 06

Time For A Makeover

This year, we will be doing a full makeover of the front yard at my house. There are plants that are 12 feet tall, and that were there when we moved in, that need to come out. So I’ve been working through plant books and catalogues and trying to work out what should go where.

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