Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens is a one-of-a-kind theme park with a mixture of over 12,000 animals, live shows, and the best roller coasters in entire Central Florida.

10165 McKinley Drive,
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 884-4386
buschgardens.com

Hours

  • Day Open Close
  • Monday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Sunday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM

Directions & Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Do the tickets expire?

Yes they do. They expire within a year of purchase.

How much does parking cost at Busch Gardens?

For cars and motorcycles, the general parking costs $12, while for buses, recreation vehicles, and trucks, the general parking costs $14. The preferred parking and valet parking, however, costs $18 and $24 respectively, and they’re both subjected to availability. Tour buses, on the other hand, can be parked for free.

Can I bring my own food?

You are only allowed to bring food for babies and medicine. Food from the outside, coolers, and picnic baskets are not allowed.

Can I take pictures while on the ride?

For your own safety, it is not allowed to take pictures while on the ride, except when you’re on the Busch Gardens Railroad, Skyride, and the Rhine River Cruise. You can store the camera in lockers in the park for a fee.

What are the height requirement for rides?

These requirements are posted right outside each attraction. Your child might be measured, and everyone needs to meet the height requirements.

What are the options available to me if I want to bring my pet with me?

You will find on-site kennels across the 1st tram stop, right in front of the primary parking lot. The service is available until an hour before the park closes and costs $10 for each day and $9 for members of the Passport. You will need to bring your own pet food and walk them when necessary.

Where are locker rentals available?

They’re located near many of the rides, such as Gwazi, Congo River Rapids, Montu, Stanley Falls, Land of the Dragons, Scorpion, Tanganyika Tidal Wave, and Kumba. You can also find all-day lockers.

Can I smoke within the park?

There are designated areas within the park where you can smoke, but all the indoor areas in the park are smoke-free.

What are the available shows in Busch Gardens?

There are several different shows that you will be able to enjoy with your family, which include Pirate 4-D, KaTonga, and Darren Romeo. All these and more are available at the park, and some shows are there all year round while other are only seasonal.

Description

An amusement park owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, it initially featured hospitality houses for Anheuser-Busch. It slowly developed and eventually contained various attractions and rides to become a full theme park in the end. It initially opened in 1959 at 31st March, eventually earning a place amongst the largest zoological institutions in America.

Busch Garden Offers:

The park features a whole array of attractions, such as Scorpion, Jungala, Edge of Africa, Congo River Rapids, Phoenix, Cheetah Hunt, and their newest addition, Cobra’s Curse. There are various other rides aside from only these, and with the addition of their various shows, tours, and more, Busch Gardens has easily become one of the top places to go to in Florida.

Among their top coasters, perhaps a few of the best would be SheiKra, which is a floorless dive coaster, Falcon’s Fury, which is a ride that plummets at 60 mph from a height of 300 feet, and Cheetah Hunt, which is a triple launch coaster. Just because their top rides are too thrilling for those with a weak heart does not mean that there are no ordinary rides that the others and the children can enjoy. Try the Sand Serpent with your whole family, or the Skyride, which will allow you to fly over the park in a cable car.

Rides aren’t the only things that Busch Gardens feature, and you will also be able to tour the entire area and go on tours to explore this fascinating place. See how the animals are cared for and become a part of it in the Animal Care Center. You can also go for a safari in Serengeti Safari where you can hop onto an open-air vehicle and get up close and personal with animals in the African plain. If you want an ultimate tour, then the best idea would most probably be to go on a 7 hour Elite Adventure Tour, where a tour guide will guide you through the best few hours of your life.

That’s not all, if you want, you could also plan your entire vacation at Busch Gardens, that too, at fantastic prices, and you will also be able to book hotels that are close to your destination in this way. Both you and your family will be able to spend an unforgettable vacation and have many cherished memories to look back upon.