Florida Attractions

Florida attractions are listed below in alphabetical order.

Bob Makinson Aquatic Center

Bob Makinson Aquatic Center is a small water park that includes a sand volleyball court, an eight-lane lap pool and a large water slide.

Also included is a children’s water play area that features a multi-level play structure with slides, pipe falls and water umbrellas.

It is open Memorial Day through September with varying operating hours.

For more information on this Florida water park, please contact:

Bob Makinson Aquatic Center
2204 Denn John Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34744


Boomers! Amusement Park is a string of smaller family amusement parks located throughout the U.S. with two locations in Florida. The smaller of the two amusement parks is located in Boca Raton. The larger one is located in the Greater Ft. Lauderdale area in Dania Beach. Both parks have similar attractions like a miniature golf, Go-Karts, rock walls, laser tag and bumper cars and boats. Both also feature game rooms, batting cages and a few carnival rides.

The Dania Beach location is home to the largest wooden roller coaster in Florida and the only roller coaster in South Florida.Boomers! Amusement Parks also offer free admission and parking.

For more information on these Florida theme parks, please contact:

Boomers! Boca Raton
3100 Airport Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561) 347-1888

Boomers! Greater Ft. Lauderdale
1700 NW 1st Street
Dania Beach, FL 33004

Busch Gardens Africa

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Busch Gardens Africa, formerly Busch Gardens Tampa, is part of the Busch Entertainment Corporation family of companies.

It is a 335-acre family adventure theme park with a host of fascinating attractions based on exotic encounters with the 19th century African continent.

Busch Gardens Africa is like an amusement park and zoo rolled into one with its world-class coasters, great shows and menagerie of over 2,000 birds, reptiles and mammals.

The park features great thrill rides for parents and older kids with a variety of kid-friendly rides located in the Land of the Dragons.

Busch Gardens Africa features three of the world’s top-rated roller coasters with “Kumba”, “Montu” and “Gwazi”. The new “SheiKra” dive coaster features new, floorless cars and two 90º drops at 70 miles per hour.

There are three popular water rides including the “Stanley Falls Log Flume”, “Congo River Rapids” and the “Tanganyika Tidal Wave”. Other theme park attractions include the Rhino Rally off-road Safari river adventure, the Trans Veldt Railroad and an exact replica of King Tut's tomb and burial site.

Busch Gardens Africa is located in Tampa Bay, Florida thirty minutes east of area beaches and Tampa International Airport. It is about a one hour drive from Orlando. Visit our Travel Deals page and start planning your next trip to Busch Gardens Africa.

Busch Entertainment Corporation is offering all active duty and ready reserve members of the service one day's free admission along with up to three direct dependents to Busch Gardens Africa or one of BEC's other parks. If you qualify for the Here's to the Heroes program, please visit www.herosalute.com.

For more information on this Florida theme park, please contact:

Busch Gardens Africa
3000 E Busch Blvd
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 987-5082

Calypso Bay

Calypso Bay is a small water park located within Seminole Palms Park. It is open from May through September and features a lazy river and an interactive water playground. Also included is a lap pool with diving boards, two slides and lily pad walk.

For more information on this Florida water park, please contact:

Calypso Bay
151 Lamstein Lane
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

Calypso Cove

Calypso Cove is a small water park located within Royal Palm Park that is open only weekends from March through September. The three pool areas include a community pool, a plunge pool with two slides and a zero-depth activity pool. The activity pool also includes a beach area, a play structure and interactive water features.

For more information on this Florida water park, please contact:

Calypso Cove
6200 Royal Palm Boulevard
Margate, FL 33063

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