If you've ever potty-trained a toddler you know how challenging and time-consuming it can be to transition a little one from diapers to regularly using the toilet on their own.
There are endless tips & tricks to potty-training out there and because every child is unique, there's no right or wrong way to do it. You just have to keep trying until you find the method that works best for your child.
It takes a lot of work and patience but when you've reached potty-training success, it's a huge milestone for both child and parent.
When I potty-trained our firstborn, it was a process that took over a year before he was fully on board with the whole thing. It took lots of patience and encouragement for my little guy (and lots of M&M candy rewards & celebratory silly dances) and finally, FINALLY, he became a pro at using the potty on his own.
This year we've begun potty-training our second child, also a boy, and unfortunately the M&M / Silly Dance reward system just isn't working for him like it did for his brother. I've been trying many different tips & potty-training tricks with my youngest and although we've had some success, some days he's just not into it.
That's why I was so excited when The Wiggles, the world's most popular children's entertainment group, contacted me about their new song, "The Toilet Song."
It's a "giggly ode to getting your business done" and we were one of the lucky few to be given access to preview it before its debut on Friday, January 18th.
My youngest son and I snuggled up to preview the Wiggles' "The Toilet Song" together and we loved its happy, catchy tune and adorable video. My son loved it so much that he requested that I play it over and over again!
The Wiggles wrote "The Toilet Song" because they know that there is no right or wrong way to toilet train a child and what works for one may not work for another -- but having a little motivation in the form of your child's favorite musical group could be a big help!
The Wiggles' very own Blue Wiggle, Anthony Field, said: "Parents have been asking The Wiggles for decades now to write a song about toilet training, as this is such a big issue in early childhood. We know this song will make toilet training fun for children and be a help to those caring for them."
"The Toilet Song" video will debut on Friday, January 18th on The Wiggles YouTube Channel and you'll be able to watch it HERE.
"The Toilet Song" will also be available as a music single download on most digital music services, including stores such as iTunes and Google Play, as well as streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc.
BUSCH GARDENS® CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF FUNWITH 52 WEEKS OF SPECIAL EVENTS
Pay for a day and play ALL YEAR at Busch Gardens and Adventure Island – children age five and younger receive FREE admission all year with the Preschool Card
There’s more to explore than ever before at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in 2019!
New this year, park guests can enjoy fan-favorite events EVERY week of 2019 as a part of the park’s 60th Anniversary celebration. Guests can enjoy the celebration all year with great deals on park admission, including BOGO Fun Cards – purchase a Busch Gardens Fun Card and receive an Adventure Island Fun Card for FREE – and a FREE Preschool Card available for children age five and younger. Celebrate the #YearofBeer in 2019 With a nostalgic nod to the park’s roots as a brewery, guests age 21 and older can enjoy two complimentary beer samples each day of 2019 at Serengeti Outlook Pub and Restaurant and Garden Gate Café’. The cold brews will provide the perfect accompaniment to a day at the park. Valid identification is required for age verification.
Special Events in January Three Kings Celebration: Saturday & Sunday, January 5 & 6 This weekend, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay unfolds the famed journey to the humble town of Bethlehem during the Three Kings Celebration on January 5 & 6. Latin influences are found throughout the park with live music, crafts, authentic Latin food and more! This cultural celebration boasts authentic Latin flavors found only during the holidays, live entertainment honoring the three Wise Men and Busch Gardens’ dazzling display of twinkling Yuletide lights. Real Music, Real Masters Monday – Saturday, January 7– March 16 The longest-running concert series at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay returns in January with incredible live music and entertainment spanning from the 1950s to today. Daily performances at the park’s Stanleyville Theater include the following world-class acts: -Cirque Vertigo featuring the Wallenda Duo: January 7 -12 & March 11 – 16 -Arrival From Sweden: The Music of ABBA: January 14 – 19 -Thomas McClary: The Commodores Experience: January 21 – 26 -Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone: January 28 - February 2 -The Diamonds: February 4 – 9 -Ballroom with a Twist: February 11 – 16 -The 5th Dimension: February 18 – 23 -Eaglemania: The World’s Greatest Ealges Tribute Band: February 25 – March 2 -Lorrie Morgan: March 4 – March 9
Exciting Events All Year
Throughout 2019, park guests can enjoy can’t-miss events for all tastes and ages, including the following fan-favorites:
-Sesame Street Safari of Fun Kids’ Weekends Saturdays & Sundays February 2-10, May 4-19, and October 5-27 Families can enjoy seasonal fun with fan-favorite characters, including hands-on activities and specialty character meals each Saturday and Sunday during select times.
-Food & Wine Festival Select Dates March 16 – April 28 The park’s most delicious event returns this March with tastes for every palate at the fifth annual Food & Wine Festival. Guests can sample delectable cuisines paired with a wide selection of wines, craft brews and specialty cocktails, while enjoying some of the biggest names in entertainment. -Guy Harvey Weekends Saturdays & Sundays May 11 & 12, Dec. 7 & 8 Meet Guy Harvey and learn about his dedication to conservation and his passion for marine wildlife. Bring your favorite gear for him to sign or purchase Guy Harvey paintings, merchandise and more. Autographs and photos will be available at select times throughout the day. -Jack Hanna Weekend Saturday & Sunday May 18 & 19 Join “Jungle Jack” Hanna for a weekend of wild animal shows, autograph signings and special meet-and-greets when he visits Busch Gardens. The internationally-known animal expert will share animal facts and his travel tales during animal shows.
-Summer Nights Each Night May 31 – August 11 As the sun goes down, the night comes alive at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Summer Nights. The event features extended hours, endless energy and world-class coasters that light up the night. Join us for a Fourth of July firework celebration like no other during Summer Nights.
-Fall & Holiday Favorites, including: Bier Fest – a unique blend of food and favorite craft beers from around the world and local favorites; Howl-O-Scream*, celebrating 20 years this fall, there is nowhere to hide at Howl-O-Scream 2019;Christmas Town, with millions of twinkling lights and festive shows.
Best Ways to Play
Pay for Day, play ALL YEAR at 2 parks- For a limited time, guests can buy a 2019 Busch Gardens Fun Card and get an Adventure Island Fun Card free! Block out dates apply. MORE VALUE, MORE OPTIONS WITH ANNUAL PASS - Pick your way to play in 2019 with a Busch Gardens Annual Pass, starting at $10.99 a month for Florida Residents. Guests can select from four pass levels for the benefits they want most – including FREE parking, discounts on merchandise and food, as well as animal encounters – to gear up for a calendar full of special events plus EXCLUSIVE pass member ride time for the opening of Tigris: an exciting new attraction coming in 2019. Add more parks – Get a 4-park pass to Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, SeaWorld and Aquatica, starting at just $15.99 a month. FREE Preschool Card- Kids 5 and younger can enjoy FREE admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island throughout all of 2019 with the Preschool Card. There’s never been a cooler time to be a kid! Florida residents only, other conditions apply, visit BuschGardensTampa.com to register. Be the first to know about new events, special deals and future announcements by following Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s blogand social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
*Howl-O-Scream is a separately ticketed event, not included in park admission. Complimentary beer samples will not be offered during Howl-O-Scream. About Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. Busch Gardens is a unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with more than 12,000 animals, and live shows and events, providing unrivaled experiences for guests of every age. For more information, visit BuschGardensTampaBay.com. Busch Gardens is owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter, and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world.
AQUATICA® ORLANDO BECOMES THE FIRST WATER PARK IN THE WORLD TO BE A CERTIFIED AUTISM CENTER
Today, Aquatica Orlando in conjunction with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), announced the completion of a staff-wide autism sensitivity and awareness training as well as an onsite review of the park property and guest experience. The completion designates Aquatica Orlando as a Certified Autism Center (CAC) as distinguished by IBCCES — the first water park in the world to receive such a distinction. This accreditation follows sister park Sesame Place, which became the world’s first certified autism center theme park last April.
Working closely with IBCCES, the staff at Aquatica will be continually trained to assist guests with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families, to help ensure a positive experience during their visit. Guests will also be provided with specific information about attractions and experiences along with in-park accommodations to help them plan their day and make informed choices best suited to their individual needs.
For almost 20 years, IBCCES has been the industry leader in autism training for licensed healthcare professionals and educators around the globe. IBCCES recognized that many families with children who have special needs have limited travel options, and in response, created training and certification programs specifically for the hospitality and travel industry. As a Certified Autism Center, Aquatica Orlando is required to provide ongoing training to ensure that team members have the requisite knowledge, skills, temperament and expertise to interact with all families and children with special needs, specifically on the autism spectrum. Training takes place in the areas of sensory awareness, environment, communication, motor and social skills, program development, and emotional awareness as well as a comprehensive autism competency exam. The autism training must be taken every two years in order to maintain the certification.
“As the first water park in the world to complete the training and become a Certified Autism Center, Aquatica Orlando is proud to provide fun and memorable experiences through exceptional service,” said David Heaton, Vice President of Aquatica Orlando. “We continually strive to create safe and meaningful experiences for all of our guests, and we are committed in our efforts to offer families inclusive activities for children with autism and other special needs.”
Robust pre-visit planning resources will be added to the park’s website including a sensory guide developed by IBCCES. This sensory guide will make it easier for parents to plan activities that satisfy their child’s specific needs and accommodations by providing insight on how a child with sensory processing issues may be affected by each sense for each attraction. The park will also have a quiet room inside the park with adjustable lighting and a comfortable seating area for guests to take a break.
"We know that training and certification is the best way for organizations to ensure they can accommodate all families,” explained Myron Pincomb, IBCCES Board Chairman. “IBCCES is proud to work with Aquatica Orlando and other leaders in the industry to increase the availability of certified options and help individuals have a safe and enriching experience when traveling or visiting a new place. With the rise in diagnosis rates of cognitive disorders, there is a huge need for these options and for organizations to make a long-lasting commitment to their guests."
Aquatica Orlando has been voted the nation’s top water park, and this certification comes as the park readies for the opening of its newest attraction- Kare Kare Curl - this spring.
To keep up to date on park hours and events, follow Aquatica’s social channels on Facebook and Instagram.
To learn more about the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards, please visit: https://ibcces.org/
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter, and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The Company is one of the world's foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The Company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The Company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 33,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens®, Aquatica®, Sesame Place® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the Company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The Company's theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company. Visit www.seaworldentertainment.comfor more information. International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) In 2001, IBCCES identified a need for standardization within healthcare, education, and corporate environments to meet the growing needs of those with cognitive disorders. We assembled a board of thought leaders and experts in these fields to address the growing international need and create a series of certification programs in autism, ADHD, sensory disorders, dementia, mental health, dyslexia, and other cognitive disorders and special needs. Our globally recognized certification programs were established to set the industry standards and create a worldwide community of trained and knowledgeable professionals. As the impact of cognitive disorders now reaches 1 in 4 people, our team continues to grow and expand our reach to ensure professionals in these industries are aware of the latest research and applications. IBCCES adheres to international standards for boards that grant professional credentials. The IBCCES certification procedures and content undergo various reviews and validation, pursuant to the professions that are eligible for certification, as well as standards established by content experts in the field.
Coming soon! LEGOLAND® Florida Resort FREE Preschooler Pass, available for a limited time only, grants Florida Resident children aged 3 and 4 12 months of UNLIMITED admission to both LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park and Water Park!
LEGOLAND Florida Resort is built for kids to take the lead, full of immersive experiences to suit all guests, including preschoolers! From special seasonal events, including Brick or Treat to the all-new The LEGO Movie World (opening early Spring). With over 60% of the theme parks’ rides built for 40” tall riders, there’s a whole host of attractions perfect for Preschoolers!
LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s Preschooler Pass will be available for a limited time from January 10 at Will Call only. Guests must bring a copy of their child’s birth certificate or travel passport for proof of age.
The Preschooler Pass is available to all children ages 3 & 4. (Guests under 3 will continue to receive free admission). Children must be aged 4 and under at the time of receiving the Preschooler Pass to qualify. Children must be present when redeeming the Preschooler Pass at the ticket window.
*Some Annual and Seasonal Passes exclude admission to special events and blackout dates apply to select passes. Preschooler Pass is available until February 18, while supplies last.
Read about the Preschooler Pass here: https://www.legoland.com/preschooler-pass/
Read about our Legoland experience & what we LOVED about our trip to Legoland Florida!
WOW! FREE Preschool Card to SeaWorld and Aquatica Orlando for Kids 5 and Under!
ORLANDO, Fla. (January 2, 2018) – SeaWorld offers an ocean of experiences that are perfect for pint-sized guests, from up-close animal encounters to breathtaking live shows. Starting today, the 2019 Preschool Card is now available for registration exclusively for Florida Residents.
SeaWorld and Aquatica Orlando will offer kids ages 5 and younger a FREE Preschool Card valid for visits through December 31, 2019 for unlimited admission to both SeaWorld and Aquatica Orlando. Advance registration must be completed online and is only valid for children ages 5 or younger at the time of redemption at the park. Please note registration is required by January 27, 2019 and ticket redemption is by February 28, 2019.
Make Sure to Join Us For: NEW - Inside Look: Weekends, Jan. 12 – 27 and Weekends, May 11 – 19 Taking place twice in 2019, guests can go behind the scenes and visit areas never opened to the public during this new event. SeaWorld’s renowned veterinarians and animal experts will offer an intimate look at the day-to-day care they provide for animals large and small. Visitors will also get to meet the SeaWorld Rescue Team and learn more about their life-saving work.
NEW - Elmo’s Birthday Weekend: Feb. 2 – 3 SeaWorld is the place to be for Elmo’s Birthday Celebration, featuring an interactive DJ dance party, fun party games and surprise visitors. Don’t miss this weekend-long party for Elmo as we prepare to welcome our brand new Sesame Street at SeaWorld in the spring of 2019!
Seven Seas Food Festival: Weekends, Feb. 9 – May 5 The popular Seven Seas Food Festival is returning to SeaWorld in the spring with more to love. As guests sip and sample their way through the park, they will discover globally inspired flavors while enjoying local craft beers and beverages from around the world. The fun goes beyond the food with live performances at Bayside Stadium featuring top artists.
From Star Wars to Sesame Street, Orlando welcomes new immersive experiences for families and fanatics of all ages.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando, Theme Park Capital of the World®, will have even more character in 2019 with the launch of new theme park thrills, adventures beyond the theme parks, and all-new places to stay, play and dine. Visitors can get continuous updates on new attractions and planning tips at VisitOrlando.com, the official visitor information source for the destination. NEW THEME PARK THRILLS Orlando theme parks have experienced unprecedented growth within the past five years, with ground-breaking expansions including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, Pandora - The World of AVATAR and brand-new waterpark Volcano Bay. The thrills continue in 2019 with brand-new immersive lands, rides and experiences to excite both first-time and return visitors. New Immersive Land
1. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a new land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, opens late-fall 2019. Set on the remote planet Batuu, the area will feature two signature attractions, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, putting guests in the cockpit of the famous space ship, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, where an escape from The First Order turns into all-out battle.
2. A new Sesame Street-themed land at SeaWorld Orlando isscheduled to open in spring 2019. Guests can explore the iconic neighborhood, including the famous 123 stoop, exciting rides, the park’s first-ever parade, beloved characters and interactive experiences.
3. The Lego Movie World debuts at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in spring 2019, with three new attractions based on the 2014 film: Unikitty's Disco Drop, Battle of Bricksburg and The Lego Movie Masters of Flight, a unique 180-degree rotating theater attraction with additional 4D elements such as smells and water sprays. Thrill Rides and Family-friendly Attractions
4. An all-new roller coaster thrill ride is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Replacing what was once the “Dragon Challenge” double coaster, it is expected to be one of the most highly-themed coaster experiences that Universal Orlando has ever created.
5. New family thrill ride, KareKare Curl at SeaWorld’s Aquatica offers riders a high-adrenaline, weightless adventure as they “climb” a vertical wave wall.
6. The first-ever Mickey-themed ride-through attraction, “Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway,” will open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests will enter the world of “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts using new technologies to bring the flat cartoon world to life.
7. Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy,a live show opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in early 2019, will feature beloved characters from the Cars movie series.
8. Dezerland Action Park, Orlando's largest indoor entertainment, events museum complex, will offer 800,000 square feet of family entertainment. In 2019, the Orlando Auto Museum, one of the largest privately-owned collection of automobilia in the world, will open as part of phase one. The 250,000-square-foot experience will boast over 100 TV and Movie Cars, including dynamic displays of Hollywood Cars, 007 James Bond, Batmobiles, Vespa Scooters, Military and Micro Cars. 9. Wild Florida is expanding by more than six times its size to add a zipline and drive-through safari, bringing visitors nose-to-snout with giraffes, wild boars and other exotic animals. 10. Epic Axe Throwing is the first-of-its-kind in Orlando, a rustic “sport” open to anyone over the age of 13. Guests will have coaches on hand to teach them the art in a safe environment, for a unique new attraction with a competitive “edge.” It opened in late-2018.
NEW RESORTS AND HOTELS With record-setting visitation numbers and newly-added attractions, Orlando accommodations continue to experience significant growth. By the end of 2019, Orlando is expected to add approximately 6,000 new rooms. 11. Disney Riviera Resort, the 15th Disney Vacation Club property, is expected to open fall 2019 complete with a rooftop restaurant with views of both Epcot’s and Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ nighttime spectaculars. The resort will be part of the new Disney Skyliner gondola line, connecting the hotel along with three other properties to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. 12. Surfside Inn and Suites at Universal Orlando Resort will open in summer 2019, the first of two new value hotels that will make up Universal’s Endless Summer Resort. The hotels, with rates starting at $100 per night, offer guests a more affordable on-site experience while keeping the perks of Early Park Admission and resort-wide transportation. 13. Margaritaville Resort Orlando is expected to open early 2019. The waterfront destination resort will feature 175 rooms, 1,000 Margaritaville-themed vacation homes and 300 timeshare units. The resort will also include a dining and entertainment district, a 12-acre water park, wellness center, miles of fitness trails and a destination water taxi system.
NEW ENTERTAINING EATERIES From international celebrity chefs to local culinary superstars, Orlando’s food scene continues to reinvent itself, pleasing both distinguished palates and cash-conscious families. It’s why Orlando is among the top 10 Best Foodie Cities in America, according to Wallethub.com. Tourism District 14. Disney Springs welcomes The NBA Experience, a state-of-the-art restaurant, complete with interactive games, and City Works Eatery and Pour House, which will serve 80 beers on tap, shareable American favorites and live sporting events broadcasts on high-definition TVs.
15. Pointe Orlando, an outdoor dining and entertainment complex on International Drive, welcomes The Hampton Social, themed after the New York coastal resort region, and Lotus Asia House, serving Pan-Asian cuisine inspired by street food vendors.
16. The Orlando Forum's ROCK Dinner Show is a one-of-a-kind, dining and entertainment experience that brings audiences of all ages through a high-energy musical journey of the Kings of Rock and Pop – from Prince to Elvis to Katy Perry. It opened in late-2018. Downtown Orlando and Winter Park 17. From the owners of local favorite and nationally-recognized bakery Se7en Bites, comes Sette, a rustic Italian kitchen offering pastas made from scratch.
18. The operators of one of Orlando’s most popular vegetarian restaurants, Sanctum Café, are bringing this new concept to Winter Park, Proper & Wild, serving plant-based dishes that focus on modern food trends.
19. The District GastroBar, a new upscale restaurant and bar, inspired by Orlando's mid-twentieth century African-American music scene, will feature an open-air patio, beer garden, and a menu with Caribbean flare. About Visit Orlando
Visit Orlando is the official tourism association for the most visited destination in the United States and, together with its 1,200 member organizations, represents the area's leading industry. Visit Orlando is responsible for branding, selling and marketing the Orlando destination worldwide, and serves as the official visitor information source.
Three Kings Celebration: LATIN FLAVORS, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT & DAZZLING LIGHTS DISPLAYS RETURNS IN 2019January 5 & 6, continue your Christmas traditions with our Three Kings Celebration. Busch Gardens unfolds the famed journey to the humble town of Bethlehem during a Three Kings Celebration event on January 5 & 6. This cultural celebration boasts authentic Latin traditions, live entertainment honoring the three wise men and Busch Gardens’ dazzling display of twinkling lights. We will also have Sesame Street character meet and greets with Rosita and friends. Visit the Serengeti Overlook Restaurant from January 2-6 for a limit-time Three Kings Celebration Buffet. No reservations required. Walk-ups welcome.
*Included with admission. Event dates and details subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice
Real Music Real Masters: LIVE MUSIC & ALL NEW ENTERTAINMENT
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's longest running concert series returns. Watch and listen to incredible music spanning from the 1950s to today, plus all-new entertainment like “Ballroom with a Twist”! Grab a seat in the climate-controlled Stanleyville and see these memorable acts live at Busch Gardens. Purchase Priority Seating to get a great seat without waiting in line.
CIRQUE VERTIGO FEATURING THE WALLENDA DUO JANUARY 7 - 12 The eccentric Cirque Vertigo production creates an experience unlike any other. From effortless aerial feats to adrenaline-pumping balancing acts, this award-winning group combines strength, balance, humor, skill and grace into a display for all ages.
ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN: THE MUSIC OF ABBA JANUARY 14 - 19 From iconic hits to show stopping outfits, ARRIVAL from Sweden is more than a cover band. Founded by Vicky Zetterberg in the heart of Sweden in 1995, ARRIVAL from Sweden has quickly become one of the world’s most popular ABBA show band. Since 1995, the band has toured in over 55 countries, has appeared on TV and radio shows internationally, and has played with more than 60 symphony orchestras across the globe. Relive the ABBA spirit by singing along to such classics as Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance and many more! Don’t miss out on celebrating the best ABBA show here at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
THOMAS MCCLARY: THE COMMODORES EXPERIENCE JANUARY 21 - 26 As a freshman student at Tuskegee University, McClary met Lionel Richie in the registration line. The two became friends and in 1968 they began to put together a band which they called The Mystics. The group played local gigs then added more members and changed their name to the Commodores. McClary spent 15 years as the lead guitarist, songwriter, co-producer and co-arranger (along with James Carmichael) for the Commodores. HERMAN'S HERMITS STARRING PETER NOONE JANUARY 28 - FEBRUARY 2 Straight from across the pond, Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone is an English beat rock band that has been changing the face of music since 1964. The British Invasion band has sold 52 million records and recorded 24 gold hits. Dance along to classic hits such as I’m Henry VIII, I Am and Dandy in a show that will send you back to the 1960s. THE DIAMONDS FEBRUARY 4 - 9 Relive the exemplary sound of the 1950s with the kings of doo wop at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! Canadian vocal quartet The Diamonds took America by storm in the 50s and 60s. With chart-topping hits such as Little Darlin and Why Do Fools Fall In Love, The Diamonds combine jazz, rock, and pop and create a timeless performance.
BALLROOM WITH A TWIST FEBRUARY 11 - 16 America's favorite touring dance show is back in 2018 with all of your favorite, classic numbers! Plus dazzling new choreography from Dancing with the Stars’ Anna Trebunskaya and finalist from So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol. THE 5TH DIMENSION FEBRUARY 18 - 23 In 1967, a little known vocal group called The 5th Dimension recorded a song called "Up, Up and Away" which turned out to be one of the biggest smash hits in musical history. The single won several Grammy Awards, the group catapulted to stardom, and their story has been one of success ever since. The 5th Dimension has released over a dozen hit albums and received 14 gold records, 6 platinum records and 6 Grammy Awards. EAGLEMANIA: THE WORLD'S GREATEST EAGLES TRIBUTE BAND FEBRUARY 25 - MARCH 2 Eaglemania has evolved into a nationally touring tribute to The Eagles, performing to sold out audiences everywhere they go. Eaglemania performs all of the hits of the Eagles, as well as Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh's solo albums. Their attention to detail and their ability to reproduce the Eagles exactly leaves their fans with an experience that they do not soon forget. LORRIE MORGAN MARCH 4 - 9 Selling millions of records worldwide, Lorrie Morgan has been an icon of the country music scene with a career that spans four decades. She was the first woman in her genre to begin her career with three consecutive platinum albums with hits like Five Minutes, What Part of No, and I Didn't Know My Own Strength. CIRQUE VERTIGO FEATURING THE WALLENDA DUO MARCH 11 - 16 The eccentric Cirque Vertigo production creates an experience unlike any other. From effortless aerial feats to adrenaline-pumping balancing acts, this award-winning group combines strength, balance, humor, skill and grace into a display for all ages.
*Included with park admission. Event dates and details subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice