The Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy show has debuted at Busch Gardens Tampa, replacing Katonga in the Moroccan Palace Theater.
The new show features acrobats, aerialists, contortionists and musicians and is designed to be an "exotic encounter" inspired by nature's creations. It is due to run at Busch Gardens Tampa for the next 10 months, with entry being included with the price of admission to the theme park.
Busch Gardens Tampa's preview video for Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy can be viewed below:
Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy has already been seen by a total audience of over 20 million people, having opened 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, the show features balancing giraffes, giant flowers and soaring butterflies. The plot is designed to be family-friendly and follows the story of Mother Nature, who leads her "Jungle Boys" through a living jungle.
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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