Busch Gardens has teamed up with International Plaza to create a one-of-a-kind children’s play area, offering many of the iconic structures the theme park. The play area will open to the public, after a week of construction, this Friday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. with a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting. Media are invited to the grand opening of the brand new Busch Gardens play area, The Busch Gardens play area located in the lower level Nordstrom wing, will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that will include Busch Gardens’ entertainment, as well as visits from the park’s animal ambassadors. Additionally, the first 200 kids will receive a special gift on behalf of Busch Gardens and International Plaza. Special guest speakers include Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa; Gary Malfroid, International Plaza, and Gerard Hoeppner, Busch Gardens Tampa.