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Busch Gardens Tampa

Theme Park, Zoo, and Water Park
Temple Knoll, Tampa
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  • Roc M.
    Roc MavenSeptember 20, 2015
    Strawberry Fields...Best Beatles Tribute Band on the planet in full costume...all areas...play 3 shows daily 11:30 am, 1pm & 3:30pm... Feb 15-20, 2016. Free Concert with Park Admission.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CounotteDecember 22, 2015
    A zoo and theme park combined into one! Really nice to take the family out for a day. My favorite ride was the Cheetah Hunt. Beautiful park. We visited during the Christmas season, awesome at night.
  • Flower4- j.
    It offers exciting roller-roaster,nice shows,and many special events such as Halloween theme.Perfect place for family and friends tour on weekends,better visit it earlier since there are many guests
  • Kaitlyn W.
    Kaitlyn WatsonMarch 11, 2015
    Three nationally ranked Rollercoasters, better rides than universal and much less expensive! Get the dining deal, especially if imbibing adult beverages, the buy one get one is worth it.
  • Very T.
    Very ToriJanuary 29, 2015
    I highly recommend Cheetah Hunt! 4 Gs, 3/4 of a mile, 130 ft drop, yet not too intense for those starting to get interested in the crazier coasters! There's a ride for everyone at Busch Gardens!
  • Visit St. Pete / Clearwater
    Enjoy the late summer hours and amp up your night with a rush of adrenaline while plummeting down the Cheetah Hunt coaster. Snap a pic, check-in, and use #WhereSummerRocks. But not on the coaster!
  • Andrew
    AndrewJanuary 6, 2015
    Less fuss, great rides. If you're looking for something a bit more grown up (other than the Sesame St area!) then this is the park for you. Most rollercoasters here are fantastic ...and fast!
  • S C.
    S CJanuary 29, 2013
    Amazing place! Try the photo booths in the first shop in front of you as you walk through security, good fun! Sheikra is a MUST! If your a thrill seeker then Busch gardens will not disappoint!
  • Alex H.
    Alex HodgsonJune 13, 2015
    Recommend the meal pass, it will pay for itself in water bottles alone on a hot day. Also, FREE TICKETS for military through waves of honor program. Last thing, eat at the smokehouse at least once!!
  • Joe R.
    Joe RodriguezJune 30, 2011
    Busch Gardens is awesome! Take the back seats on the Cheetah Run, Montu, and on the Kumba...you will not regret it. The best ride, by far, is the Sheikra...best seat in the house is in the front. Also
  • Kornélie Š.
    Kornélie ŠídováOctober 26, 2015
    Everything was super awesome!! I loved it!! Me and my friends were visiting all opened roller coasters there and it was so much fun!
  • Jabber J.
    Jabber JabbsAugust 24, 2014
    Their is a lot of cool roller coasters. It is also half like a zoo. Their gorillas chimpanzees and more when you go on the train ride
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel W.March 6, 2015
    The roller coasters are legendary! Almost no wait time when we were there. And you can see some amazing animals there as well!
  • NYIP
    NYIPJuly 15, 2011
    Great photo ops on the open truck Serengeti Safari and other Up-Close tours. Night and Sunset options too! Jungala, Walkabout Way, Lory Landing and Bird Gardens for photos as well. Read more
  • Kassandra
    KassandraDecember 17, 2015
    I had never been! And I had so much fun! We went during a time of the year that there were no lines at all so we rode everything multiple times!
  • Robin
    RobinMay 4, 2012
    Need more than a day as there is so much to see. It's pretty much a hybrid between an amusement park and a zoo so a great place from toddlers to teens all the way to adults - yes they serve alcohol.
  • Sylvia R.
    Buy the yearly pass if you even THINK you will go more than once in 15 months. Free parking ($20 savings each visit) and one free guest pass on your birthday makes it worthwhile. It's a great park!
  • Yuri B.
    Yuri BelloJanuary 12, 2013
    Everything about this park is groundbreaking. It all seems a new experience no matter how many times you ride it. Montu and SheiKra are out of this Earth lifetime experiences.
  • Gabby C.
    Gabby CarterAugust 14, 2014
    I love it here there's some thing for everyone; rides, animals, tours, shows, great food I love it here too bad they're late on opening the new ride
  • Anita P.
    Anita PriceNovember 6, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    It is better to visit on Tuesdays during the week. Also, for those who love animals try doing the Heart if Africa tour. Christmas Town is right around the corner.
  • Nirel M.
    Nirel MarofskyDecember 15, 2011
    Cheetah Hunt, Sheikra, Kumba and Montu. Best thrill rides in the area! Also, don't forget to check out the wildlife -- it's like a mock African safari! Have fun (:
  • Felipe I.
    Felipe Iserte BonfimApril 30, 2012
    If you like roller coaster, this place is really awesome, but don't just the roller coasters, but the zoo is amazing. Everyone in the family will love this.
  • James D.
    James DesjardinsJanuary 19, 2012
    Amid all the glitz and glamour of the larger coasters sits Scorpion, a Schwarzkopf designed classic looper opened in 1980, also get your picture taken in front of(and soaked by) SheiKra's water spray
  • Ron B.
    Ron BirminghamApril 20, 2012
    Awesome park, Sheikra rocks! Lots of animals, would have skipped the Florida aquarium if I had my time back. All the animals you'd want to see are here!
  • R K.
    R KirkseyJuly 20
    The Sheikra ride was the best, then the cheetah. Be prepared because they are fast, but sooo fun!! Great for family. I did not enjoy the food too much.
  • Nancy M.
    Nancy MartinJanuary 23
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best theme parks for thrill coasters, and something here for everyone! Wear comfy shoes and download the app for wait times!
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren ConnollySeptember 2, 2011
    If you're military check out Here's to the Heros- thank you Busch Gardens for this amazing discount! Rhino ridge was a fav this trip- amazing time and SO close to the animals!
  • Malo M.
    Malo MedinaJuly 8, 2015
    Get the Quick Queue for fast and expedited front of the line service; and the Eat All Day Voucher is well worth the $30!!!!
  • Sylvia R.
    The layout is just confusing enough that you feel like you are on a true safari hunt! Lots to see and ride.
  • Hastin Z.
    Hastin ZylstraOctober 19, 2015
    If your not into Roller Coasters, be sure to checkout the ICEploration show, dozens of animal exhibits, and the Serengeti Express Train!
  • Zoology 1.
    Zoology 101December 28, 2014
    A lot of great rides and the Serengeti Safari was awesome! Getting up close and personal with some giraffes was so cool!
  • johnny k.
    johnny krevetaApril 6, 2014
    just awesome, must see and specialy mist feeeeel...we had greath time here with my friends :-)
  • Vanessa C.
    Vanessa CorreaMarch 3, 2014
    Rides are cool, but bring quarters and prepare for the inconvenience of having your stuff in a locker all day. Employees will not let you on line with a bag, then you see cubby holes when you get on.
  • Catrina V.
    Catrina Van LengenAugust 5, 2010
    Ride Sheikra in the front, no matter how long the line is. Ride Kumba in the very last row. Ride everything at least once, except Scorpion (unless you like whiplash...). If possible, ride Sheikra at n Read more
  • Jaquaida
    JaquaidaJune 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Yesterday I went to Busch gardens with some good friends and we both was so excited to see Madagascar live because I seem it all the commercials and it wasn't good as we thought. It was very short.
  • Luke B.
    Luke BastianelliApril 7, 2015
    Beautiful smaller park, employees are not very helpful, but the Cheetah Hunt is definitely the best ride!
  • Di H.
    Di HoffmanApril 4, 2014
    Fun place. Lots of coasters , rides & animals. Only issue was the map they give u is bad. Doesn't help u get around well at all. Good food too
  • Fabian R.
    I really like this park. It needs to be refreshed in some of its attractions and posts. The new Cobra's Curse was incredible.
  • Sam R.
    Sam RobinsonApril 22
    Great mix of thrill rides, integrated with top-notch scenery and gardens. Pricy parking, gifts, and food though, so be prepared
  • Hakan O.
    Hakan OztapNovember 5, 2015
    Busch gardens was excellent. The roller coasters were wonderful and it is great how they integrate a zoo in the park.
  • Matt
    MattAugust 15, 2012
    Once you are Done riding coasters eat at the crown colony the food is great and an awesome view of the sarenghetti
  • TruthorDare.us
    TruthorDare.usMay 14, 2011
    We dare you to take the Express Railway around the Serengeti Path and see all the animals, follow that up with riding the Congo River Rapids and the Tanganyika Tidal wave and get totally soaked.
  • Julie K.
    Julie KMarch 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're a Florida resident, get the fun pass. Or have one person get the park pass that includes free parking and the rest of your family get the fun pass.
  • Busch Gardens
    Busch GardensOctober 21, 2010
    Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure park, featuring an unparalleled combination of exotic animal encounters, world-class thrill rides and live entertainment.
  • Kara M.
    Kara MundySeptember 18, 2015
    Great variety fun for all family members. Coasters, shows, scenic views, kiddie rides, and animal exhibits.
  • Social M.
    Social MediaApril 19
    Just miles away from the USF Tampa campus, Busch Gardens offers students rides, fun, and entertainment, and USF students receive a discount of 50 dollars for unlimited admissions!
  • HART
    HARTMay 8, 2012
    HART Summer Blast Pass is on sale now! Kids 5-17 receive unlimited rides on HART from May 14-Aug. 31, 2012 for only $30, or 30¢ a day! Think of all the trips to Busch Gardens! Routes #5,#18 and #39. Read more
  • Glenda W.
    Glenda WalterAugust 12, 2012
    Bring dollars or quarters unless you aren't carrying anything in your hand. If you are this park requires you to put stuff in 50 cent lockers at each ride.
  • Carlos H.
    Carlos HerreraAugust 17, 2010
    Best place to go when the heat is on! Keep your clothes wet afterwards and refresh or use the jumbo dryer right out the exit ($5.) Either way super fun!
  • Shane Anne S.
    Shane Anne SabarilloSeptember 4, 2014
    The roller coasters are the best!! The red and blue one is great
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