It’s difficult to believe that July has almost arrived, and MVA’s summer break is in full swing! Not too many weeks ago, on Thursday, May 21st, 2015, as part of “MVA’s 2015 Senior Week,” members of the Montverde Academy Class graduating class of 2015 visited Busch Gardens, located in Tampa, Florida. Chaperoning to senior group was Mr. Jerry Matos, MVA Dean of Students. Mr. Matos took 58 seniors to the theme-park. According to Mr. Matos, “We left campus at 8am, and came back around 5:30pm. The seniors who attended the trip had a lot of fun, and enjoyed their last trip together, adding one more great memory to the time they spend at Montverde Academy.”
To see attractions of Busch Gardens® Tampa (open 365 days a year)please visit HERE.
According to Wikipedia’s description,“Busch Gardens is the name of two amusement parks in the United States, owned and operated by SeaWorld Entertainment, a division of Blackstone Group. The original park is in Tampa, Florida, and the second park is in Williamsburg, Virginia. There were also previously Busch Gardens parks in Pasadena, California (1905–1937), Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California (1964–1979) and Houston, Texas (1971–1973)…Busch Gardens parks were initially developed as marketing vehicles for Anheuser-Busch and featured hospitality houses with samples of Anheuser-Busch products. They also included stables that housed many of the company’s Clydesdale horses, which have been associated with Anheuser-Busch since 1933. Eventually, rides and attractions were added to the parks and over time were developed into full theme parks while still promoting Anheuser-Busch. Busch Entertainment Corporation, now called SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, was created as a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch Companies to run the various parks in 1959. In 2009 InBev, the new owners of Anheuser-Busch, sold the amusement parks to the Blackstone Group.”