For a fun-filled day that’s great for the whole family, why not head to Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay? This 335 acre animal-themed park makes visitors feel like they’ve stepped back into 19th century Africa. With many themed areas, tours, attractions and adventure rides, it’s easy to see why Busch Gardens has been ranked as one of the Top 20 most visited theme parks in the United States!
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Attractions
Thrill-seekers, kids and animal lovers will all find something to enjoy at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The only difficult part about a visit to Busch Gardens is deciding which attractions to visit, as there as so many to choose from! Some of the fun attractions, rides and tours include:
Sesame Street Safari of Fun
Animal Care Center
Let’s Get Loud!
King Tut’s Tomb
A is for Africa
Edge of Africa
Elite Adventure Tour
Guided Adventure Tour
The Wild Surge
Serengeti Night Safari
Congo River Rapids
Elephant Keeper Experience
Tiger and Orangutan Keeper Experience
Roller Coaster Experience Tour
Heart of Africa Tour
And many more!!
Annual Events at Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens is home to many wonderful and fun annual events the entire family will love, including:
Real Music Series
Bands, Brews & BBQ
Viva La Music!
Park hours and show times are updated each week. Opening and closing times vary by season and hours are extended during holiday periods and summer evenings (May through Labor Day). Operating hours for rides vary from normal park operating hours. More information about park hours can be found by calling 888-800-5447.
Many types of tickets and vacation packages are available for your visit to Busch Gardens. Florida Residents in particular enjoy special savings, such as saving $10 on a single day ticket, the option to purchase a Fun Card to enjoy all of 2013, or saving $25 when you add SeaWorld to your Fun Card. Check the Busch Gardens website for more deals and offers. Admission includes all shows, exhibits and rides. Food, dining, merchandise, behind-the-scenes guided tours and animal interactions are an additional cost.
There are nearly 5,000 parking spaces available at Busch Gardens. Parking rates are as follows:
$15 – general parking for cars, motorcycles, trucks, RVs and campers
$22 – preferred parking ($11 for 2 year & 1 year pass members, FREE for platinum members)
$30 – valet parking ($25 for pass members)
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is located at the corner of Busch Boulevard and 40th Street. The main entrance to the park is at 10165 N. McKinley Dr., Tampa, FL, 33612. For detailed directions from the north, south, Orlando and St. Petersburg, visit their website. Busch Gardens operates a shuttle service from several Orlando area locations and is complimentary with a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay admission ticket. Please call 1-800-221-1339 for more information.