Sunday, July 26, 2015

Busch Gardens Tampa Project 2016 : Construction Update #7

Work Beyond What The Eye Can See...

We're back with Construction Update #7 in our "BGT Project 2016" construction update series. Since our last update back in late May, work at the construction site of Busch Gardens Tampa's 2016 attraction, Cobra's Curse, has visibly slowed down with little visible changes to the active construction site. Currently, work is mainly being focused on the indoor queue being housed in the former Tut's Tomb walkthrough attraction. For the latest look at the construction site, be sure to check out our latest construction update in the area below.

 
 

In the first "official" construction update posted by the park itself, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment's Jeff Hornick takes us around the construction site providing never before seen views from within the construction site.
 
Photo Courtesy : Busch Gardens Tampa
 

Fast forwarding to the present day, it appears as though underground electrical work is being done in the center of the construction site based on the labeled caution tape surrounding the excavated area. Further down the line, this could be used as a power source for one of the three lift hills on Cobra's Curse.

 

It also appears as though the pavement and fencing leading into the unused portion of the Montu queue have been removed based on the pile of metal fencing lying in the construction site.

 

 
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The Zagora Market Opens At Busch Gardens Tampa!

Busch Gardens' Newest Snack Stand Now Open!
 
Earlier this year, Busch Gardens Tampa officially announced that the Zagora Market would be coming to the park sometime during Summer 2015. As of July 25th, the Zagora Market has been labeled "Open" by the park. We decided to stop by the park to check out the new quick service concession and try out the brand new Coca Cola Freestyle Machines! For a complete look inside the new Zagora Market, be sure to check out our blog post in the area below.

 


The Zagora Market now stands on the plot of land once occupied by the former Zagora snack stand as well as The Sultan's Tent, a small stage venue mainly used for photo op's during special events like Howl-O-Scream and Christmas Town.  
 
 
 
 
 
The menu of the Zagora Market features many theme park staples including Fresh Popcorn, Churros, Pretzels, Caramel Corn, Cotton Candy, and Assorted Chips. The true stars of the Zagora Market are the three Coca Cola Freestyle Machines! For those who may not know, Coke Freestyle Machines are interactive drink machines featuring over 100+ drink flavors including low calorie and caffeine free options.
 

For the best deal when using Coke Freestyle Machines, be sure to pick up a souvenir cup and take advantage of the 99 cent refills after the initial purchase price of $11.99. At the time of our visit, the park didn't offer a park exclusive drink flavor on the Coke Freestyle Machines unlike some of the other SeaWorld parks.     
 
 
 

 
 
The Zagora Market is now open at Busch Gardens Tampa. We hope you've enjoyed taking a look inside with us!
 
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