SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Host Pokémon Go Events
Today, both Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld hosted Pokémon Go Lure-a-Thon for anyone that had park admission. Pass members were given one hour of early entry and special access to multiple Pokestops before the parks opened to the general public. At Busch Gardens Tampa, over fifty lure modules were activated during the five hour event. Both parks experienced technical issues and crashing of the Pokemon servers, however, Pokémon Go was fixed later in the day.
Press release from Busch Gardens:
“Are you ready to prove you’re the very best? Come put your skills to the test at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this weekend for the ultimate Pokémon Go event! We’ll have 50+ lure modules activated from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM throughout the park, including: Pantopia, Egypt, Jungala, Edge of Africa and Stanleyville. Pass Members will get EXCLUSIVE access to seven PokéStops with activated lure modules in the Egypt area of the park from 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM during the Pass Member Cobra’s Curse exclusive ride time. Pokémon trainers are encouraged to wear their team colors and try to level up as many Pokémon as they can! Stay tuned for insider tips like gym locations, wi-fi hotspots and more!“
Press release from SeaWorld:
“It’s time to SEA ’em all! Come put your skills to the test at SeaWorld Orlando this weekend for the ultimate Pokémon Go event! We’ll have dozens of lure modules activated from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM throughout the park. Pass Members come early and take advantage of your EXCLUSIVE access to PokéStops with activated lure modules from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM during Pass Member early entry and exclusive ride time.“
Both parks posted signs emphasizing safety, reminding guests to not enter ride restricted or animal areas, and not to use phones while on rides:
Check out some of the Pokémon that were caught throughout SeaWorld Orlando today:
Both parks have announced they will hold more Pokémon events in the future.
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