Busch Gardens

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  • Address: 10165 North Malcolm McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8888005447
  • Ticket Price: 80 USD
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Trail, Garden, Park, Wildlife Park, Theme Park, Play, Family And Kids, Adventure, Cable Car, Tomb

Busch Gardens - Review

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.

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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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TripHobo Highlights for Busch Gardens

  • Busch Gardens Address: 10165 North Malcolm McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, United States
  • Busch Gardens Contact Number: +1-8888005447
  • Busch Gardens Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Busch Gardens Price: 80 USD
  • Best time to visit Busch Gardens(preferred time): 11:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Busch Gardens: 06:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Busch Gardens

  • 95% of people who visit Tampa include Busch Gardens in their plan

  • 84.5% of people start their Busch Gardens visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Busch Gardens

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

94.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Busch Gardens

People normally club together Ruth Eckerd Hall and Ybor City while planning their visit to Busch Gardens.

People also prefer to start their day with Busch Gardens.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Busch Gardens, Tampa Reviews

  • Great place for family fun! Nicely designed and fun rides. Most of staff, unfortunately not all, is a step up in class and friendliness which is what I have experienced at both Busch Gardens compared to other amusement parks. Cheetah’s Hunt roller coaster is a huge thrill! Fantastically engineered! I suggest the dining plan for the day, huge money saver. You get an entree, side dish or dessert and drink Every Hour for $35. We only purchased one for family of 5, compromised on meals every hour, and without this dining plan we would have easily spent $80 on food.

  • So fun, great place to go with kids and the whole family! The longest time I waited to go on a ride was 20 minutes! I couldn't believe how fast it was! All the food was great, and all the animals were amazing to see! They had giraffes, flamingos, turtles, and more! Couldn't believe the experience I had and it was cheap! I will go here many more times. There are many things to do as well, you can go on rides, feed the giraffes and ride a train to see all the animals and get around the park, overall a great place to go!

  • Get here early and enjoy the rides. The lines for the roller coasters can get pretty long pretty quickly. You can also arrive later during the summer to enjoy the rides but during peak time lines can be well over an hour long. Take advantage of the refillable cup which you can purchase one time and refill throughout the day and every time you come back throughout the year. Well worth the purchase on hot hot hot hot and sunny days. Have a BLAST!!

  • We spent the whole day riding roller coasters and checking out wildlife in a great setting. The giraffe encounter was amazing, and we also loved the time spent behind the scenes with the elephants. The "skip the line" pass was worth every penny. The Cheetah coaster was the thrill of the day. The park's clean and the staff are very friendly, the only thing I wish they did better was having way-finding signs at the crossroads.

  • Lovely theme/animal conservation park. The animals were very well looked after, and my kids really enjoyed learning about them. The rides! The cheetah run was great, and goes on for ages! Some of the coasters were amazing, and even the smaller coasters had something to offer. The Cheetah talk was very informative and the interaction she had with that gorgeous cat was lovely. The talk was about the cats agility and speed, and talking about how they train the cats to use these skills as they would in the wild. They hand make feather darts and set them off for the cheetah to chase, but winding around trees and turning 180° all at 60mph! If you needed to blink, it was over! Then the cheetah sat Infront of her, waiting for a stroke! Lovely! The only thing of issue was location, and our transport (free of charge) turned up over half an hour late, which obviously cut our time shorter (it was around 75-80 minutes away). Very fun filled day out and definitely recommend at least spending one day here, or even 2 if it's busy, there's lots of great rides.

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