Busch Gardens is celebrating the opening of its stage show "Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation" with special events at the Tampa theme park Saturday and Sunday.
+ Animal expert Jack Hanna will make appearances at Gwazi Park at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. both days. His shows will be followed by autograph sessions.
+ DJs and dancers will crank up parties at the Stanleyville, Gwazi and Cheetah Hunt plazas on Saturday and Sunday.
+ On Saturday, the character meet-and-greets will last 30 minutes past the usual closing time and be capped off with fireworks at 8:30 p.m.
The 20-minute "Madagascar Live!" show features singers, dancers, live band and characters from the DreamWorks films. The show is set in the renovated Stanleyville Theater, which is now enclosed and air-conditioned. Showtimes are 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
More info: BuschGardens.com/bgt.