Insane Coaster Wars Taping at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

May 30th and 31st, 2013


Posted 5/21/13:

Greetings Florida Region Members,

Our good friends at Busch Gardens need our assistance. The Travel Channel wants to feature Busch Gardens again on Insane Coaster Wars. They will be filming with Indigo Films again on Cheetah Hunt on Thursday, May 30 and on Kumba on Friday, May 31. They would love to fill the coasters with some ACErs for this shoot.

I apologize for the short notice, but they are looking for about 20 people for that Thursday and 35 people for that Friday. Check in will be about 6:30 a.m. on both mornings and the volunteers would be released at approximately 9:30 a.m. On both days, a light breakfast will be included and you are more than welcome to stay in the Park at the conclusion of the taping.

They would need to have names and emails to send out the confirmation email to the volunteers with all of the regular reminders. Volunteers will of course need to sign Busch Gardens and Indigo Films liability and talent releases. If you are under 18, you would need to have a parent or guardian present for the entire shoot.

All information about where to park and what to wear will be sent to those that volunteer and are selected in advance of the shoot.

For this great opportunity, you will be sending your information directly to Kelly Heckinger due to the short time window. She is the Associate Marketing Manager, Media Relations for Busch Gardens and a great friend to ACE :-)

To register simply send Kelly an email at (sent to ACE members) with the subject ACE Member - Insane Coaster Wars. In the email put all of the participants names as well as the best email address to reach you. Once she replies with the necessary information, please share that with those in your group attending.


Chris Kraftchick

Regional Rep, FL

American Coaster Enthusiasts