Busch Gardens Tampa has confirmed that the Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy show will open on December 3, replacing Katonga in the Moroccan Palace Theater.
The new show will feature acrobats, aerialists, contortionists and musicians and is designed to be an "exotic encounter" inspired by nature's creations. The show has already been seen by a total audience of over 20 million people, having debuted in Broadway in June 2008 and been nominated for "Best Costume Design" in the American Theatre Wing's awards.
Created and directed by Neil Goldberg, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy features balancing giraffes, giant flowers and soaring butterflies. The show is designed to be family-friendly and follows the story of Mother Nature, who leads her "Jungle Boys" through a living jungle. A video of the show in action is embedded below:
Busch Gardens Tampa park president Jim Dean said of the new addition: "Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy will bring to audiences what fans have come to love and expect from Busch Gardens — incredible stage shows, the likes of which cannot be found at any other theme park in the nation."
The Moroccan Palace Theater has a history of hosting Broadway-style shows, with World Rhythms on Ice having run in the venue from 1998-2003 before being replaced by Katonga.
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