With the large success of Tiger King, followers would seemingly flock to the locations talked about if it weren’t for the coronavirus (COVIS-19) pandemic. Doc Antle’s Myrtle Beach Safari is proven within the docuseries. Some of the charges to go to tossed round between the scenes however not in-depth. Though the ability is closed till restrictions elevate, right here’s how a lot it’ll price to go to sooner or later.
Doc Antle’s ‘Tiger King’ look might generate extra visits
Bhagavan “Doc” Antle might have participated in Tiger King, however his Myrtle Beach Safari has been round since 1983. According to the web site, “The Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.),” is “a world-renowned 50-acre wildlife preserve located in South Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA.”
It continues: “He is also the founder of the Rare Species Fund (RSF), a grassroots organization that supports wildlife conservation projects in situ around the globe.”
Antle’s bio additionally says he’s labored on “over 500 films, documentaries, TV shows and advertisements of all kinds.” Celebrities resembling Bobby Flay and Floyd Mayweather have visited.
It all sounds reasonably priced for those who make celeb cash, however what in regards to the common particular person? Here’s what a go to will set all of you Tiger King followers again.
The park gives totally different tour packages, nevertheless it’ll price you
The first bundle possibility is the Wild Encounters Tour, which is a 3-hour guided strolling tour. This appears to be the “budget-friendly” alternative at $339 per particular person. For a household of 4, that’s a whopping $1,356, plus tax, for simply Three hours of enjoyable.
Next up is the Night Safari which has similarities to the Wild Encounters Tour, however at evening. The worth can be $339 particular person and lasts 2-Three hours. This bundle says it’s “interactive,” and that you could “hand-feed” their Bengal tigers.
If you will have a tax refund to drop, Doc Antle’s 10-day African Safari “in the north-eastern region of South Africa,” is likely to be your go to of alternative. But, you would possibly need to sit down for the value.
For 2019, charges for a 10-day tour — with airfare, actions, lodging, meals, and drink — had been priced at $10,908 Double Occupancy (per particular person), or $13,988 (for these not sharing a room). The website additionally famous a $2,000 non-refundable deposit is required.
Those apart, the ability gives proposal packages that begin at $1000 and marriage ceremony packages with no minimal charge listed. And, for those who’ve made the leap to take a day or evening tour, they provide “photo encounters” that are “$100 for 1 person, plus $50 for each additional person (2nd, 3rd, and 4th persons). The fifth person is $100 more than the fourth, plus $50 for each additional person (6th, 7th, and 8th persons).” That’s a variety of math.
The remaining possibility is a VIP bundle add-on. It lets you swim with tiger cubs or trip their elephant, Bubbles. That charge shouldn’t be listed however we’ll assume it’s not low-cost — even for those who’ve memorized all of Tiger King in document time.
Antle shouldn’t be proud of how he’s portrayed on ‘Tiger King’
Much like different castmates, Antle hasn’t been shy about stating his ideas on Tiger King. Whether he refuted claims of getting a number of wives or denying Barbara ‘Bala’ Fisher’s claims of inappropriate relationships with Antle’s apprentice’s.
In an interview with Oxygen.com, Antle referred to as Fisher a “crazy child.” Following that, Fisher responded by way of Distractify.
“Calling people who criticize or (even disagree with him) ‘crazy’ is a boilerplate response from Bhagavan. When any of my friends asked what I thought his response might be before the release of the documentary, I said ‘he will call me crazy and try to minimize my involvement,’” she stated.
Regardless of whether or not followers flock to the safari post-Tiger King mania or not, Antle’s seemingly doing OK for himself. With these park entrance charges, it’s clear why.
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness is accessible now.