TAMPA, Fla. — Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is adding more live entertainment its lineup, with the return of its popular ice skating show and the debut of a new acrobatic stunt show.

What You Need To Know

  • Busch Gardens is bringing back more live entertainment

  • Ice skating show "Turn It Up" is scheduled to return May 28

  • A new acrobatic show will also debut

  • Theaters will be modified with health and safety measures in mind

​“Turn It Up” will return May 28, along with a new show called “Cirque Electric,” Busch Gardens announced Thursday.

Turn It Up, located in the park’s Moroccan Palace Theater, features electric pop music, aerial moments and contemporary performances. The new show, Cirque Electric, will be located at the Stanleyville Theater. More details about the show will be released soon, according to Busch Gardens, but the show is described as featuring an airborne aerialist as well as “stunning displays of balance and strength and a fascinating act on wheels.”

Both shows will have performances multiple times a day on select days. Turn It Up will have shows Thursday through Monday, while Cirque Electric, will have shows Friday through Monday.

The health and safety measures Busch Gardens has in place will be extended to the theaters for the shows. Some of the modifications include limiting capacity in the theaters to allow for social distancing, staggering guests entering and exiting the theater, prohibiting eating and drinking inside the theater and sanitizing all seats between shows.

Visitors as well as Busch Gardens employees and performers will be required to wear face masks.

“Bringing more live entertainment safely back to the park is another huge step in returning to world class entertainment at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay,” park president Neal Thurman said in a statement. “Since our reopening in June, our park teams have been incredibly innovative and adaptable with bringing our productions to life in new ways and we’re thrilled to expand our offering to including new programs in addition to fan-favorite shows.”

Right now, Busch Gardens’ Food & Wine Festival is underway. The festival wraps up on April 25.


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