So we decided to spend our first Thanksgiving here in Florida Florida style...having fun & relaxing in the warm sun all day with no worries...no cooking...no cleaning...just FUN and wow! It was THE BEST Thanksgiving!!!!! We left the house about 8:15am and headed West to Tampa. We are exactly 1 hour from parking lot to driveway to Busch Gardens ~~ not a bad drive! It goes quickly going 74 MPH. They opened at 9:30 and we wanted to get there in time to purchase our all day dining pass and have a nice breakfast at Zagoras. Let me tell you about the Dining pass ~ it's a great deal if you don't want to pack snacks, lunch or drinks for the day It's 30.00 for adults and 14.00 for the little ones and entitles you to all the food , drinks, snacks or desserts you want ALL day! You can go into pretty much any counter or sit down restaurant you want, any time you want and order one entree, one drink (inc. bottled water) and one side or dessert each time you go through the line ~ no limit. So it's really nice to get your breakfast, lunch and dinner and in between go in and grab a bottled water or a milk or a fruit cup. The kids get kids meals ~ in a collectible lunchbox. Passholders get 10% off so that's nice. Anyway ~ on to our day ... It was a beautiful day ~ not hot and a little chilly ~~ perfect. Very sunny and beautiful We went in and had breakfast up front at Zagoras ~ this is my favorite meal of the day ~ the eggs and breakfast potatoes there are SO good! We had a nice view of the snow falling and they had beautiful Christmas music playing over all the speakers in the park. There was NO ONE there!!!! I am serious when I tell you that we've been bunches of times and always crowded ~~ even in Jan. and Feb. There were FOUR rows of parking used 20 minutes before opening !!!!!!!!!!!! REally!!!! That's it, lol. Here is a pic of Nara with her breakfast ~ After a nice , relaxing breakfast with the family (mom and dad came down the day before so they were there with us too ) I got some cotton candy ~~ now Busch Gardens has always had the best cotton candy ~ fresh and not flavored like fruit ~ but this day it was not good ~ tasted like coconut sunblock The kids liked it though! Here they are with Santa ~ Nara eating the cotton candy ~ We leisurely made our way over to Montu ~ an inverted coaster. E wanted to try it out and so would Nara and Zar if they were tall enough. It was her first time on the coaster and she said it was awesome! Look how dead it was , lol ~ and this time it was around 11am ~~~ Trevon and Zarius at the coaster ~ I took a few pics of the coaster while we waited for Elizabeth ~~ we didn't wait long ~ it was a total walk on ! Look at all the Thanksgiving Crowds !!! lol Next it was on to the Sky Ride ~~ the chair lift thing that takes you to the back of the park ~ here's my big boy Trevon ~~ he's TALLER than me know by the way and growing taller everyday! *Note his hoody ~~ he ran the 5K in October at DHS ~ it was AWESOME!!! Beautiful views from the Gondola ~ get a load of this scary coaster ~ the SheiKra ~ Look at the drop!! The wooden coaster ~ Elephants Rhino Rally ~ the safari ride which is BETTER than AK's safari by far!!! A better view of the drop on SheiKra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Coming up next ~~ what did we do when we got off the Skyride ? Stay tuned to find out!!