Painted Camel Bazaar

Painted Camel Bazaar is a gift shop located in Pantopia, near Falcon’s Fury. The gift shop offers a variety of Falcon’s Fury and Busch Gardens souvenirs, along with other eclectic decor and apparel items. Many of the store’s theming and display fixtures are recycled and re-purposed items.

Fast Facts

Official Open Date: March 21, 2014
Location: Pantopia
Replaced: Desert Traders


Painted Camel Bazaar officially opened to guests at 2 p.m. on March 21, 2014.

On March 25, 2014, the park released the third in a series of webisodes focused on the construction of Falcon’s Fury. This episode also looked at the progress of other projects in Pantopia, including the recently opened Twisted Tails Pretzels and Painted Camel Bazaar.

During May 2014, annual pass members could receive a free fashion bracelet with a $12 purchase at Painted Camel Bazaar.

On May 22, 2014, The Spice & Tea Exchange opened inside Painted Camel Bazaar, offering over 60 different spice blends, teas, salts, and sugars. Along with the individual spices and teas, gift sets and accessories were also available for purchase. The location would be gone by early 2016.

In December 2015, work walls went up in the corner of the store nearest Falcon’s Fury to install a photo location for guests to purchase their on-ride photos after exiting the ride. The photo location was operating by February 2016, where it offered a variety of packages for guests to take home a keepsake of their ride.

On June 27, 2019, the first 1,000 guests to visit Painted Camel Bazaar received a free plush. In addition, a 20% discount on all items at the shop was available until 2 p.m.

Pass members were able to pick up an exclusive ornament at Painted Camel during December 2019. The offer was extended through the end of Christmas Town as supplies allowed. The ornament featured a tiger sitting in wreath.



Opening Team at Painted Camel Bazaar – March 20, 2014

Additional details and images on the Painted Camel Bazaar will be added in the future.


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