Busch Gardens Tampa: attractions, ticket prices and how to get there

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Il Busch Gardens Tampa is a splendid one theme and wildlife park of 140 acres located in Tampa a 90 km from Orlando, Florida. Opened on March 31, 1959, it was initially opened as a free entertainment venue for employees of the famous Tampa Anheuser-Busch Brewery.

This park, after almost 60 years, still is one of the main attractions of Florida. About 5 million visitors visit Busch Gardens Tampa each year. The success of this park are the extraordinary mountains and the incredible attractions inside, the particularly accurate theming, the many various species of animals housed and the suggestive shows.



Busch Gardens Tampa is park owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and it is their second largest park in terms of attendance, behind SeaWorld Orlando, also Florida.

The main theme of the park is the African continent and the species of fauna and flora that inhabit it. The perfect theming of the wildlife areas and the presence of a multitude of species of animals from the African continent makes it one of the best wildlife parks of the planet.

The park also hosts 8 roller coasters and various attractions, 2 of which are aquatic, in the various thematic areas. Being all attractions perfectly themed and of good or excellent level, it also makes it one of the best theme parks of the United States and beyond.

Next to the park there is the Adventure Island water park, also owned and operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. To access the water park you need a second ticket, or you can buy packages that include admission to both parks. Packages are available that also include admission to parks operated by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment in Orlando.



Thematic areas and attractions

Jungala

Kulu Canopy

Jungle Fliers

Tiger Lodge and Tiger Trail

The Wild Surge

Stanleyville

Stanley Falls Flume

SheiKra

Tanganyika Tidal Wave

Congo

Congo River Rapids

Kumba

Banga Banga Bumper Cars

Bird gardens

Lory Landing

Walkabout Way

Pantopia

Falcon’s Fury

Scorpion

Pantopia Theater

Phoenix

Sand Serpent

Caravan Carousel

Egypt

Coat

Cobra's Curse

Nairobi

Animal Care Center

Elephant Interaction Wall

Curiosity Caverns

Jambo Junction

Sesame Street Safari of Fun

Rosita’s Djembe Fly-Away

Telly’s Jungle Jam

Air Grover

Bert & Ernie’s Watering hole

Edge of Africa

Cheetah Run

Cheetah Hunt

Hours and days of opening

The park is open every day of the year. The opening is at 10:00 in the morning, with early opening at 9:00 in the high season. The closing time is variable, and goes from 18:00 in low season to 22:00 in high season. Before the visit it is advisable to check the opening hours on the official website.


Check opening days and times

Ticket prices

The cost of the entrance ticket for adults and children over 3 years old is $ 110, while children under 3 get in for free.



2 parks package: $ 150 (3 years and up) - children (0 to 3 years) free

3 parks package: $ 170 (3 years and up) - children (0 to 3 years) free

4 parks package with unlimited visits and free parking: $ 220 (3 years and up) - children (0 to 3 years) free

By purchasing the entrance ticket online you can also save over 30% on the cost of the full ticket, and you can also add lunch.


Purchase discounted Busch Gardens Tampa ticket or multi-park packages

How to reach us

If you arrive by car, the address to enter on your smartphone or browser is: 10165 N - McKinley Dr - Tampa, FL 33612.

The Busch Gardens Shuttle, a service, is also available free bus offered by the transport company Mears Destination Services. The service operates from various locations and hotels in Orlando, and must be booked. Transportation is free only for those who have purchased one of the Busch Gardens Tampa tickets.

Book the shuttle from Orlando to Busch Gardens Tampa

 

Park official website: www.buschgardens.com



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