Could Busch Gardens 'big news' be new drop ride?

Published May 29, 2013

Busch Gardens is being coy about some "big news" the Tampa theme park says it will reveal June 11. We find it interesting that theme park bloggers have been speculating for months about rumors that an extra-tall drop ride would be coming to the park in 2014. Now notice the wording of the press conference invitation: "Be among the first to hear the biggest news that's been dropped in years." Hmmm. Last May the website posted a new trademark application filed by the park for the name Desert Dive and plans filed with the South West Florida Water Management District for a drop tower style attraction in the Timbuktu section of the park. We think we'll check the box that says, "Yes, I'll be dropping in" for the press conference. — Sharon Kennedy Wynne