Busch Gardens Award

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions honors Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with the Liseberg “Applause Award” 


CEO Joel Manby & Park President Jim Dean accept the award

Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay has been awarded the prestigious Liseberg Applause Award from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) at the opening ceremony of the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida.

Since 1980, the Applause Award has been presented by an international committee of theme park and amusement industry professionals to honor an amusement park “whose management, operations and creative accomplishments have inspired the industry with their foresight, originality and sound business development.”

“We are honored to be recognized by the Liseberg Board of Governors and by the members of IAAPA for the prestigious Applause Award. The unique and unparalleled combination of world-class thrill rides and impressive animal collection continues to position Busch Gardens Tampa Bay as a leading family destination,” said Jim Dean, president and general manager of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. “We share this award with all of our hardworking park ambassadors.”