While the bulk of the festival area centers around the Morocco & Bird Gardens areas of the park, guests will be able to experience the wild flavors of the Food & Wine Festival throughout all of Busch Gardens Tampa. As with all previous specialty culinary events at the park, the majority of the beverage locations can be found in Gwazi Plaza, with the remaining culinary locations located along the walkway leading to Gwazi Park.
Several miniature platform like stages have been placed along Gwazi Plaza, opposite the entrance of the former coaster. In addition, the signature BGT Food & Wine logo has been placed where the entrance to the coaster once stood
Moving towards the Xcursions gift shop, a vintage pickup truck has taken its place near the Macaw habitat. Also, several tents have been erected outside of the Xcursions gift shop, likely for one of the many wine bars that will be featured at the Food & Wine Festival. Finally, an animal print structure has been placed near the entrance to the Gwazi Pavilion.
Just a footstep away, the larger than life topiaries of the Busch Gardens Tampa Food & Wine Festival are taking shape at an increasingly fast pace! Receiving their final touches throughout this week, the Spirit Of Spring, Octopus, Commerson's Dolphins, Sea Turtles, Kangaroos, and Mugambi The Lion are ready to make their inaugural debuts this weekend! For those with a green thumb, informational signs are posted next to each major topiary explaining each type of flower showcased within the masterpiece!
Aside from the horticulture masterpieces, perparantions are also underway in Gwazi Park for the numerous themed food service cabins that will serve park guests during the festival. Ranging from comfort foods to American classics with a twist, the Gwazi Park walkway will be home to diverse cuisines, all footsteps away from each other.
As we mentioned previously, The BGT Buzz uncovered some exclusive, unannounced Food & Wine Festival menu prices. Check them out below!
We've nearly uncovered the remaining menu prices and details, so stay tuned for announcement regarding that information very soon!
The inaugural Busch Gardens Tampa Food & Wine Festival begins this Saturday, March 7th, and will run weekends through April 27th. This weekend, stop by the park for some amazing experiences including a meet & greet with celebrity chef Norman Van Aken! Also, be sure to stop by for the amazing Food & Wine concert series featuring Gavin DeGraw this Saturday, and Fifth Harmony this Sunday!
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