Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation logo

The new Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation show will debut at Busch Gardens Tampa on May 18, 2013, with the park hosting a special premiere party weekend to celebrate.

The show will be hosted in the Stanleyville Theater, and will feature characters from the hugely popular Madagascar animated movies. This will include Alex, Gloria, King Julien, Mort and, of course, the mischievous penguins. A live band will perform alongside the costumed characters, who will also be on hand to meet-and-greet park guests throughout the day.

In addition to the premiere on May 18, the weekend of May 18-19 will be marked by hourly dance parties and meet-and-greets with the Madagascar characters. An official advert for the new show is embedded below:

Orlando Attractions Magazine, meanwhile, offers up footage from the show itself:

Performances of Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation at sister park SeaWorld San Diego will begin on June 15. The show is very similar to the existing Madagascar Live! show at Chessington World of Adventures in the UK.

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