Summer Nights began at Busch Gardens Tampa in 2003, and has run each summer season to the present.
Summer Nights 2010 was scheduled to run June 11 through August 15. Kinetix was added to Summer Nights that year, and continued to perform each season as part of Summer Nights through 2016. On June 4, 2010, a Passholder Preview was held. Below is video from that first public Kinetix performance at Busch Gardens Tampa:
Additional details on Summer Nights will be added in the future.
Summer Nights 2017
In 2017, the park shifted focus from fireworks and the large scale show in Kinetix, and instead focused on three new Party Zones and the theme “Party Louder, Play Later.” The three Party Zones – Vibin’ Village in Stanleyville, ¡Fiesta Festa! in Cheetah Hunt Plaza, and Luau in Pantopia – each featured entertainment with DJs or live music, stilt walkers, and the Party Starters. Each Party Zone also featured special food & beverage items at temporary kiosks. Similar to the Food & Wine Festival held in the spring, a Sampler Card redeemable for 8 items at the kiosks was made available.
A special guide was also printed out, which featured a map of the park with the special food & beverage kiosks and other locations highlighted, along with a description of each Party Zone and information on the Sampler Card.
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