Needing to get away from the house, my family and I opted for a closer alternative to WDW (I know, its just not the same) but we do live 15 minutes from Busch Gardens. So my mother, my daughter and I piled into the car and hopped on over.
Should you wish to see all the photos I took that day, please visit HERE.
We arrived to discover the signage for Howl-O-Scream has already been put up, was an interesting contrast to the African themed park.
We mainly visited the animal enclosures and took in some "kiddie" rides. So if you're looking for thrill ride photos, you might want to stop reading now.
He wasn't stuck.
We always stop by the Budweiser Stables to see the horses and the donkey. It's kinda neat knowing these are the animals they use in the commercials.
Next we headed over to the Montu area where they have this really great King Tut exhibit and some fun interactive things.
They do a great job with theming in this area, although there are many places to trip. Then again a woman walking around with a camera who isn't looking at her feet, well that's just a recipe for disaster.
I love this photo, the hyena is like, "What do you want? I'm sleeping!" LOL Immediately after he flopped down and went back to sleep.
Next we stopped by the hippo enclosure, apparently she had just had a baby this year. Everybody say aww....
Then we took a ride on the Skyway, this is probably my favorite attraction here, it's covered and the views are awesome.
Next we stopped by Jungala so C could play and have some fun, she got a little wet in the water areas so her shoes were giving her some trouble.
I did manage to snag this video of her riding the zip line however.
We stopped by the tiger enclosure since my mother hadn't seen it yet. You can tell it's hot when cats go hang out in the water.
Next we took a trip on the Congo River Rapids, I have to say I got more soaked from the people paying .25 to spray passing riders than I did the rapids themselves. LOL
I took a brief video of the fun, you'll have to excuse the abrupt end, I was worried the camera was getting a little too wet. LOL
Here we played the ring game that we previously won a HUGE tiger at, wasn't as lucky this time but at least C gets a prize anyway.
Then C wanted to go on Cheetah Chase so while Grandma and I waited for her, we took in the sights.
While waiting we looked down and realized the stuffed tiger decided to get some sun while we weren't looking. LOL
On the way out we saw some more animals.
More Hall -O- Scream fun.
My mother trying to escape the Penitentiary, yeah right, if it were real I'd be stopping her from running away and trying to send her back in! LOL