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.
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Family (2 teenagers) had a great time and didn't even go on any rides. We saw the animals, rode the train, saw a show, it was a fun day. It's like a zoo with rides. Bathrooms and all areas were kept very clean. All vendors and game workers must not be allowed to solicit customers, which was wonderful, no pressure. workers were all very nice. I'd recommend getting the all you can drink soda souvenir cups at the start of the day. for $10-$12 it's all you can drink for the day, soda, icee or water. We easily got our money worth as per cup it's $3. Food is about $10 per person, if that helps you make decision on the meal plan.
This is a great park to visit even if you're vacationing in Orlando. It's an easy drive and only about an hour away. The fearless will be punished by the extreme coasters throughout the park while rational folks will giggle and chuckle at several moderate thrill rides. Young families will enjoy both the Sesame Street section and zoo-like setting. The addition of the wild animals in their natural habitats sets this park apart from others. Enjoy the tropical setting and be sure to see the beautiful tigers up close.
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
It rained a lot but it was fantastic especially the jeep safari attraction, though we did get wet! Fantastic rides too.
park closed at six, we were shocked. only used all day eat pass once, one of six in the party ate twice.
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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.
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. You can rent an all day locker for $5, which allows you to switch the locker throughout the park.
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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