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Busch Gardens Tampa

#1 of 196 things to do in Tampa Features Animals
10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 813-884-4386
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Busch Gardens Tampa is the ultimate family adventure, offering 300 acres of fascinating attractions based on exotic explorations around the world. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country's premier zoos with more than 12,000 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens Tampa provides unrivaled excitement for guests of every age.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
+1 813-884-4386
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My family and I have done the Disney parks and universal parks quite a few times throughout the years, but never have tried the Busch Gardens park in Tampa. We really wish we had! This is by far the best park in central Florida. The...More

Thank TC_in_KC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth paying extra to do the safari . You get to pet and feed the giraffe's as well as see many other animals close up . 30 minute tour.

Thank Jacqueline P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Reasonably priced amusement park with amazing coaster. I wish I could say alone more but we were sidelined due to a lightening storm. Mid way through the park after our train ride all rides shut down and the heavens opened up with a spectacular lightening...More

Thank Letitia W
Reviewed yesterday

are you looking for a sunny day experience in Florida? Busch Garden has it. tons of animals which our kids enjoyed. great shows. lots of rides.

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There's been over 13,000 reviews done on Bush Gardens, so there's not a whole lot more to say. So, this will be brief; We had a great time there and since it was raining the animals were out and lines were short. The only real...More

Thank Douglas C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The annual pass and fun card are a must for families living within an hour or so. We go there often and everyone has a fun time! Definitely worth the money!

1  Thank Drew331
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were trying to decide between Disney World / Orlando and Busch Gardens / Tampa Bay. I am so glad we decided to go with Busch Gardens! We were able to get season passes to both Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Water Park for less...More

2  Thank blcarter14
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went for Old Times Sake. While the food was not much to write home about comma the rides and music were phenomenal. We went for the evening and we're very impressed by a highly trained and accommodating staff. We would recommend...More

1  Thank L A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Safari was worth the trip, but the park seemed a little run down. We had high expectations having visited Busch Gardens Williamsburg since we were children ourselves. All employees were friendly and helpful. Just looked like the park hasn't been kept up with. Still,...More

Thank Marc R
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts concerning your recent visit to Busch Gardens. The experiences and comments of our guests are always welcome and greatly appreciated. We have shared your comments with the leadership team for their review and appropriate action....More

Reviewed 3 days ago

I had the annual pass and was staying close by then. Its really work getting the annual pass which includes free parking if you have a toddler in the family. You can enjoy the afternoons on weekends .. they usually have nice events in summer...More

1  Thank Sreejesh R
BuschGardensTPA, Guest Relations Manager at Busch Gardens Tampa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts concerning your visit. The comments of our guests are always welcome and greatly appreciated. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
is there any sloths there
16 June 2017|
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Response from BuschGardensTPA | Property representative |
Hello! Our sloths are at Animal Connections in the Nairobi area of the park.
Mel C
How much is all day dinning at the gate ??
28 May 2017|
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Response from eric B | Reviewed this property |
I want to say for the adult it was $33.50 that's with tax and for the child was only $15.00 plus tax 🤔we did do the pay one day come back all year for 3 people and we did one pass so we can get the free parking in the... More
Lisa M
How long are the average coaster line-ups? We are debating getting the fast pass option - or not. In 90+ degree heat it might be hard to stand for long outside in the heat. How much does the pass cut down on wait times? Lisa
28 April 2017|
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Response from BuschGardensTPA | Property representative |
Hi Lisa! The answer will vary depending on many factors. The date of your visit, weather, or events at the park could effect the ride wait times. You may wait until your arrival at the park to purchase your Quick Queue so... More