Get ready to take some adorable photos of your youngsters posing alongside some of their favorite fictional characters only at Busch Gardens this summer.

For a limited time, and on select days, from June 9 - 17, head to the "123 Smile with Me!" location at the theme park's Sesame Street Safari of Fun to enjoy special star appearances from “Super WHY” and “Thomas the Tank Engine™.” 

Mix and mingle with these colorful celebrities without worries about additional cost. It's all part of the daily admission so hang out for as long as you like or go back again and again throughout the day.

Scheduled appearances are as follows: 

June 9 & 10 – Super WHY and Princess Presto

June 16 & 17- Thomas the Tank Engine™

Sesame Street Safari of Fun is the hotspot for tots at Busch Gardens. Little ones can enjoy kid-friendly rides, cool water fun and plenty of memorable activities with friends from the famous PBS show. Fly through the desert with Grover. Climb in Elmo’s Tree House. Splash in Bert and Ernie’s watering hole. You can even dine with your child's furry friends. Sesame Street Safari of Fun is where imaginations run wild and there’s fun for everyone.

That's just part of the fun for the young, and the young at heart, at this fabulous theme park. Be sure to check out the rides, animals, entertainment and great food found throughout the grounds of this leading attraction. This summer also includes a special treat for adults - free beer through Aug. 5. Guests can quench their thirst with two complimentary beers served at the Garden Gate Café.

For a real deal on park admissions to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island®, considering investing in a Fun Card that provides unlimited admission through the end of 2018. For a limited time, guests who purchase a Busch Gardens Fun Card for $99 will receive an Adventure Island Fun Card for free, saving $59 per person. 

Looking for more family-friendly fun throughout Tampa Bay? Simply register at 813Area or 727Area. It's easy and free!