Below are noteworthy events from Busch Gardens Tampa’s history that occurred in the month of December.

Specific Dates:

  • 7th – (2016) Jambo Junction closes, a day after layoffs across SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment properties
  • 16th – (2014) Enzi, a male gorilla, is born at the park.
  • 21st – (1995) Anheuser-Busch Brewery closes, part of corporate restructuring

During the Month:

  • 1972 – Attendance for the month reported at 145,000 (Chicago Tribune 1/11/1974)
  • 1973 – Attendance for the month reported at 128,000. Lower than the previous December, it is blamed on three days of rain following Christmas (Chicago Tribune 1/11/1974)