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Busch Gardens Tampa in Tampa, FL

3000 East Busch Blvd.Tampa, FL 33612  
Busch Gardens Tampa is a thrilling African safari and a sun-soaked Florida vacation all rolled into one. Experience up-close encounters with wild animals, and explore fascinating attractions based on cultures and legends of far away lands.

Take your family to a place where fun comes naturally, Busch Gardens Tampa. Everyone will enjoy the unparalleled mix of animal encounters, captivating shows and thrilling rides. Venture across the Serengeti and race like a Cheetah aboard Cheetah Hunt. Soar like an eagle, roar like a tiger and discover shared family fun.

A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos featuring nearly 3,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay combines world-class thrill rides, Broadway-style live entertainment and one of North America’s largest zoos in an unforgettable adventure for the whole family. Experience our newest breed of speed! This new mega-attraction brings guests face-to-face with the world’s fastest land animals in Cheetah Run, then invites them to join nature's most agile predator as it races across the Serengeti on Cheetah Hunt – a one-of-a-kind launch coaster.

Busch Gardens Rides:
  • Cheetah Hunt

  • Congo River Rapids

  • Gwazi

  • Kumba

  • Montu

  • Rhino Rally

  • Sand Serpent

  • Scorpion

  • Serengeti Railway

  • Sheikra

  • Stanley Falls

  • Tanganyika Tidal Wave



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Overview

Home to more than 12,000 animals, this world-class theme park is one of the largest zoos in North America. Busch Gardens® Tampa is one of Florida’s leaders in thrill rides and family entertainment, offering state-of-the-art shows, animal habitats, bird gardens, water rides, zookeeper-for-a-day experiences, behind-the-scenes tours, safari-themed dining and shopping, and more.

Highlights

  • African-themed amusement park.
  • Home to more than 12,000 animals and 250 species.
  • New rides include Falcon's Fury and Cheetah Run.
  • Famous for roller coasters.
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Good To Know

  • It is just an hour and half drive from Orlando but if you don't feel like driving, FREE transportation is available at select pick up locations with Busch Gardens ticket purchase. Reservation is required.
  • Celebrating your birthday? Stop by the Guest relations and get a complimentary birthday pin.
  • Free transportation is available at select pick up and drop off locations (visit Busch Gardens' website). Reservation is recommended due to high demand.
  • The 3-park combo is the best deal which includes Busch Gardens Tampa, SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica tickets.
  • Refillable cups are a great deal for a value price.
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Busch Gardens Tampa is a thrilling African safari and a sun-soaked Florida vacation all rolled into one. Experience up-close encounters with wild animals, and explore fascinating attractions based on cultures and legends of far away lands.

Take your family to a place where fun comes naturally, Busch Gardens Tampa. Everyone will enjoy the unparalleled mix of animal encounters, captivating shows and thrilling rides. Venture across the Serengeti and race like a Cheetah aboard Cheetah Hunt. Soar like an eagle, roar like a tiger and discover shared family fun.

A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos featuring nearly 3,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay combines world-class thrill rides, Broadway-style live entertainment and one of North America’s largest zoos in an unforgettable adventure for the whole family. Experience our newest breed of speed! This new mega-attraction brings guests face-to-face with the world’s fastest land animals in Cheetah Run, then invites them to join nature's most agile predator as it races across the Serengeti on Cheetah Hunt – a one-of-a-kind launch coaster.

Busch Gardens Rides:
  • Cheetah Hunt

  • Congo River Rapids

  • Gwazi

  • Kumba

  • Montu

  • Rhino Rally

  • Sand Serpent

  • Scorpion

  • Serengeti Railway

  • Sheikra

  • Stanley Falls

  • Tanganyika Tidal Wave



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stuck_wanderluster

Lake City, Florida

"Thrills"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2016 NEW

I have gone here many times with my friends and we always have a good time. We love roller coasters and the lines are usually not a long wait which is exactly what we love.

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Carolina B


"Disappointment and frustration "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2016 NEW

No wonder visit the park and found abandoned as it was. Main attractions without work, prostrate animals, no organization of the lines, and the WORST service to the public! I thought it was because of the Blackfish Documentary, but they really sucks in customer service! I'll never come back again!

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medpedsbrian

Clarkston, Michigan

"Always nice"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2016 NEW

I have always enjoyed my visits to this park. They have a good collection of thrill rides and shows to attract every age.

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Mike N

Davenport, Florida

"Great place for families and amimal lovers"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2016 NEW

Very nice park to spend the day. My wife and I really loved the belly dancer show at the Dragon Fire Grill and pet show at the Pantopia Theater. Surprisingly the food was very reasonable and tasty at the Dragon Fire Grill. I had the Cuban sandwich which was very good. The Skyride was fun watching the whole park from an areal view. Get there early, because the line is long, but it does move pretty fast. The gorillas and monkeys in the Morocco habitat was done very realistic and plenty of room for the animals to move around.

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Japan

"We prefer Disney"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2016 NEW

The thrill rides are second to none. The challenge was how busy it was and how long the wait lines were. We purchased their version of a "Fast Pass" but it was not that fast. Park was clean but did not have the same guest experience you get at Disney.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Busch Gardens Tampa

How much is parking at Busch Gardens?$18 - General parking for cars, motorcycles, trucks and recreation vehicles
$24 - Preferred parking
Preferred parking are subject to availability. Tour buses may park for free.

Do Busch Gardens tickets expire?
Tickets expire within one year of purchase date. This also applies to the Busch Gardens/SeaWorld Combo Ticket.

Are coolers or picnic baskets allowed inside Busch Gardens?
Picnic baskets and coolers are not allowed inside the park. (Exception: Baby food and medicine are permitted, but not in glass containers.)

What options are available if I want to bring my pet to the park?
On-site kennels are located at the front of the main parking lot across from the first tram stop. The air-conditioned facility is staffed from park open until one-half hour before park close, and the cost is $10.00 per day ($9.00 for Passport members, excluding Fun Card holders). Park guests are required to bring pet food and to walk their pets during the day. You may bring a blanket for the pet's comfort, and a current shot record and rabies tag is required.

Where can I rent a stroller or wheelchair at Busch Gardens?
Strollers, Wheelchairs & Electric Carts - Available for a nominal fee at the Stroller and Wheelchair Rental Shop in Morocco. You must be 18 years of age to rent electric carts and wheelchairs.

Where can I rent a locker?
Single-use lockers are located near Congo River Rapids, Gwazi, Kumba, Land of the Dragons, Montu, Scorpion, Stanley Falls and Tanganyika Tidal Wave. All-day lockers are available at the Marrakesh Theater and the Stroller and Wheelchair Rental Shop.

Is smoking allowed at Busch Gardens?Busch Gardens is committed to a safe and friendly environment. Therefore we have provided designated smoking stations throughout the park. All indoor areas will remain smoke-free environments. Outdoor smoking stations are designated in guest areas by smoking urns, benches and "Designated Smoking Area" signs, which are situated near most restrooms. These signs are marked on the park maps.

I have a hard cast from a recent accident. Will this effect which rides I can board? Guests with hard casts are not allowed on Kumba, Montu, or SheiKra.

What shows are available at Busch Gardens?
Critter Castaways, Dance to the Music, KaTonga, Mystic Sheiks of Morocco, Pirates 4-D, Rock a Doo Wop and Darren Romeo (seasonally).

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