Monday, November 9, 2009

Hard Rock Casino

Some pictures from this weekend at Hard Rock. While everyone else was focused on gambling, I decided to snap some shots. Here's the result:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Busch Gardens, Tampa

Busch Gardens is one of the best parks to visit if you're a thrill seeker, like me... and if you're a nature/wildlife geek, then welcome to the jungle! This park is hosts Florida's largest zoo which is home to many endangered/threatened animals.

Whether you go on the monorail, train, safari truck... or just a plain walking safari, you can get a close-up view of lions, tigers, hyenas, Nile crocodiles, among other wild beasts.

Of course, not only are the animals one of the main attractions but also the big rides!
Sheikra is one of the newest and biggest roller coasters here (also known as Griffon in Busch Gardens Europe and Virginia). This ride is only about 210 ft tall and is located on the highest points of the park.

"A little known fact...: After designing the ride, B&M told Busch that trains would be too heavy. They could either make reduce the number of seats or make the trains floorless. Busch opted for the floorless trains and thus they were able to tout the World’s first floorless dive coaster." - Via

Montu is the second biggest and fastest steel coasters. Upon arriving at the Egyptian-themed station, guests board the trains which hang right below the tracks and begin their climb.

The Wild Surge is one of Busch Gardens' newest attractions. This is a tower ride which lifts riders up the tower with multiple drops. Similar to Islands of Adventure's Dr. Doom's Fearfall except it's not as intense...