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Painted Camel gift shop has some amazing finds at Busch Gardens Tampa

Scenes from the Painted Camel Bazaar inside Pantopia at Busch Gardens Tampa.
Scenes from the Painted Camel Bazaar inside Pantopia at Busch Gardens Tampa.Barb Nefer

One of the cornerstones of the new Pantopia area at Busch Gardens Tampa, where the Falcon's Fury ride is under construction, will be the Painted Camel Bazaar gift shop. Sure, it's your standard theme park gift shop of the type you'll see at virtually any park, although its level of detail makes it stand apart. However, one of its biggest differentiators is the fact that much of what you'll see inside is reused and recycled.

Two of the most notable recycling efforts are the giant spools that one held electric wiring for Falcon's Fury, which will be used in merchandise displays, and the gorgeous colorful rugs that are actually woven from recycled plastic. You can see those items, and other scenes from inside the gift shop, in the slideshow accompanying this article.

Pantopia itself doesn't represent any particular destination, but rather a conglomeration. Therefore, expect the artifacts in the store to be an eclectic selection.

Of course, there will be Falcon's Fury merchandise to commemorative the massive new ride, which towers more than 300 feet up into the sky. Jump to this article if you'd like to see some pictures of the ride from behind the construction walls, including one of the actual seats.

The Painted Camel Bazaar is just one small part of the shopping and dining experiences coming to Pantopia. Jump to this article to see some other scenes from around the construction area, or go here for photos of the Falcon's Fury construction.

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