Florida parks lure Pokemon Go players

Posted at 7:11 AM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 07:11:35-04

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Busch Gardens and the Naples Zoo are getting in on the Pokemon Go craze and will hold a lure-a-thon where players can try to level up as many Pokemon as possible.

In a news release sent Thursday, Busch Gardens in Tampa said the lure-a-thon will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Players can roam the park with their cellphones, looking for cartoon monsters.

Park Pass Members will get exclusive access to seven PokeStops with activated lure modules in the Egypt area of the park from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Park admission is required to enter and play.

And if you're looking for a safe place to play Pokemon Go in Southwest Florida, the Naples Zoo will be having a lure event Friday.

From 10am until 4pm, the Naples Zoo will place Pokémon Go lures throughout the zoo. Lures are used to attract more Pokemon.  The zoo says they have a Pokémon Gym and PokéStops, but they urge players to respect boundaries, fences, private areas and behind-the-scenes areas.