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Address: 10165 North Malcolm McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, United States

Phone: +1-8888005447

Ticket Price: 80 USD

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Time Required: 06:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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About Busch Gardens, Tampa

Tampa’s rightly famous for as a theme park destination, and this is one of the two main reasons (the other is Adventure Park). With about 4.5 million visitors every year, this Africa themed park is one of the USA’s and indeed the world’s most visited. There are two ways of travelling the park’s vast 335 acre expanse the Serengeti Railway, which is a replica steam engine, and the Skyride, a cable car. The various themed areas are as follows:

  • Morroco: The park’s main entrance and  and 82kmh rollercoaster.
  • Sesame Street Safari: Land of the dragons and an interactive play area.
  • Stanleyville: Sheikra, and the only Dive Coaster in the USA.
  • Congo: Kumba and Congo River Rapids – the park’s two mist popular rides.
  • Jungala: Stiltwalkers, animal walkers, and water play area.
  • Pantopia: Rides based on the African malls that opened in 1980.
  • Nairobi: Animal care centre, alligators, gorillas and Rhino Rally Ride.
  • Crown Colony Plaza: a rollercoaster and skyride station.
  • Egypt: Beduoin tents and replica of King Tutankhamen's tomb.

And that’s not even including the animal rides!

  • Cheetah Run
  • Serengeti Plain
  • Myombe Reserve
  • Edge of Africa
  • Orangutan Outpost
  • Tiger Trail
  • Kulu Canopy
  • Jambo Junction
  • Walkabout Way
  • Curiousity Caverns
  • Elephants
  • Asian Adventures

The park also hosts several annual events such as the Real Music Series; Bands, BBQ and Brew (concerts and comedy); Viva La Musica (latin music acts); Summer Nights (concerts); Howl-O-Scream for Halloween; Christmas Themes in November and Decemeber.

Busch Gardens is one of the main attractions for Tampa in US tourism. Busch Gardens tickets are always the hotshot and hence chances are that you might have to stand in long lines to get tickets for Busch Gardens. We offer you a chance to buy tickets for Busch Gardens tours at affordable prices and that too without any hassles. Busch Gardens ticket prices come at affordable range with us.

Busch Gardens Information

  • Get map of park on the attraction website.

Busch Gardens Ticket Prices

  • The ticket prices for the park are given on the attraction website. They are sold under various schemes, many of which let you bring guests; or are specialised to weekdays and weekends. Tickets may also be bought in combo with other attractions.
  • Tampa Bay City Pass can be purchased here.
  • There are all day dining passes starting from USD 30.
  • Ticket prices also includes admission into Adventure Island

Busch Gardens Opening and Closing Hours

  • Hours are subject to change by management decision month to month. Check attraction website for hours for the specific district you’d like to visit.

How To reach Busch Gardens by Public Transport

  • Bus 18 on 30th St @ Annie St

Restaurants Near Busch Gardens

  • Eateries at the Park

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Busch Gardens, Tampa Reviews


Busch Gardens Tour Reviews

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    On 13-Sep-2017

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  • If you have never been to Busch Gardens, you are missing a real treat. The park is especially clean as are their restrooms. The animal exhibits are expertly created and presented and the animals look at act like they're well cared for. There are amusement rides for every age group, but because the park is so popular with the local and International visitors, the lines can be long at times. The price of admission is quite a deal since paying for one day allows you free admission for an additional 12 months and is called a Fun Card. Right now an additional bonus to the Fun Card is it gives you admission not only to Busch Gardens, but also the Island Adventure which is a water park next to Busch Gardens. Right now during the holiday season the shows are especially themed around Christmas. There is even a special attraction open at night on Friday, Saturday and Sundays running through the holiday season called Christmas Village. So much entertainment for such a reasonable price for the entire family.

  • Wonderful! The coasters are a lot of fun and I have never seen so many active animals before. Usually they're all sleeping but the day we went to Busch Gardens almost every animal was up and about. I recommend getting there as soon as they open. 10-5 isn't enough time to do everything if you attend any if the shows or if coaster lines are long. We went on a Monday in February and it was perfect weather and few enough people to really enjoy it. We also got one meal pass for the day and it was worth every penny. The meals are fairly large and you're aloud to get one every hour, so we would share the food between the two of us. With the pass you also get free bottled water through out the park and beer and snacks are buy one get one free including the soft serve ice cream! Definitely a must do!

  • Very fun for roller coaster riders, but not much else to do there. I personally love coasters, but my girlfriend can't handle the rides, and we struggled all day to find anything to do. We were able to ride the Congo River Rapids, and we contemplated the log ride, but any other non-coaster rides were only for very small kids. If you're there for the zoo, that's fine and all, but otherwise, this park is mainly for thrill seekers. On another note, other than the carnival-style snacks, the food was unfortunately sub-par at best. They still sell it at the unreasonable theme park price, so I would recommend you eat before you go.

  • Great park, lots of fun rides, though I am susceptible to motion sickness so I only rode a few before I was done for the day. Great play areas for kids, along with smaller versions of some of their rides. Cool shows, we saw the Christmas on Ice show and were on the front row, was fun to be so close to the skaters. Food/drink prices aren't as unreasonable as they are at some amusement parks, but still more than you'd pay outside of the park. Overall very clean and a positive experience.

  • Busch Gardens is an amazing place to brings kids, family, and even friends. There plenty of animals around with screening times to see, even rides for when you need a rush. All age groups are welcomed, with two kids areas and big to small rides it's sure to be fun for all. A big problem I've seen is the insured love for all guest; the tram area could benefit from more coverage to protect their guest from sun and rain. Over all the park is amazing including the workers. I highly recommend this park for anyone.

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