Sesame Street’s ‘Safari of Fun’ weekends return to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this fall

Their employees will wear costumes on top of their costumes.

click to enlarge Sesame Street’s ‘Safari of Fun’ weekends return to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this fall
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Busch Gardens is giving your kid a legitimate reason to wear their Halloween costume every weekend this October.

Today, the Tampa Bay theme park announced the return of Sesame Street’s “Safari of Fun” Kids’ Weekends, running every Saturday and Sunday through the month of October. Included with general park admission, you and the kids are invited to wear your costumes, and take part in trick-or-treating, as well as a different special themed event every weekend. 

This year, the Safari of Fun includes the triumphant return of The Count’s “Not-Too-Spooky Howl-O-Ween Radio Show,” song and dance party. Guests can also expect a hay maze, a pumpkin ring toss, meet-and-greets with Elmo, Grover, Monster, Rosita, Abby Cadabby, and others, plus plenty of other fall-themed activities over at Gwazi Field. 

On top of all this, each weekend will feature a different themed Halloween event.

From Busch Gardens:

Monsters & Fairies — October 5 & 6

Enjoy crafts that transform any kid into a magical fairy like Abby Cadabby or a loveable monster like Elmo.

Spooky Safari — October 12 & 13

Embark on a scavenger hunt, meet Bert and Ernie, encounter animal ambassadors and make safari-inspired Halloween crafts.

Super Grover — October 19 & 20

Explore unique superhero-inspired crafts and character encounters led by Super Grover himself.

Rosita’s Halloween Fiesta — October 26 & 27

Join in fiesta-inspired fall crafts and meet Rosita throughout the Safari of Fun area.

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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