Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends at Busch Gardens Tampa

All this month, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has been celebrating Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends in the Safari of Fun section of the park. Each weekend features trick-or-treating, fall festival activities, and varying themes based around Sesame Street characters. This weekend, October 21 & 22 is Spooky Safari, and next weekend, October 28 & 29 is Rosita’s Halloween Fiesta. Guests are encouraged to come in costume, and the best part is access to the event, including the fall festival area and trick-or-treating, is included with any park admission.

This past weekend’s theme was Super Grover, with the masked superhero represented around Safari of Fun and into the special fall festival area in a corner of Gwazi Park. Super Grover himself was even spotted having fun with kids of all ages.

There are a number of trick-or-treat stations scattered around Safari of Fun where kids can pick up a variety of candy. Grab a free bag to hold your treats in as you enter the area.

In the back of the Safari of Fun area, Busch Gardens has carved out a section of Gwazi Field for a fall festival, complete with various games, a hay bale maze, arts & crafts station, and a dance floor.

Several times a day, a special dance party with Sesame Street characters and their friend is held here. It’s a fun way for kids to interact with their favorite character.

Also held a few times each day is a parade that winds its way through Safari of Fun, featuring Sesame Street characters in their Halloween costumes. If you miss snapping a picture of them while on the move, be sure to stop by the character photo spot near the Air Grover roller coaster.

As an add-on option, guests can also purchase a spot for a Sesame Street Character Dining lunch, which includes a buffet and a variety of special activities and photo opportunities.

See more details on Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends in our preview article.


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