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Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is one of Florida's top attractions for families. With heart-pounding thrill rides, giggle-inducing kiddie entertainment, and all-inclusive meal and ticketing plans, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has something for everyone. Entertainment meets education at the Animal Care Center, where visitors can see how the park staff takes care of the animals that reside at Busch Gardens. Afterwards, hit rides like the all-new Cheetah Hunt!


Prices -

$71.99 for a one-day adult ticket, $63.99 for a one-day child ticket

Spring Hours -

9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays; Sunday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Summer Hours -

9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday; Sunday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.


  • Iceploration
  • Food & Wine Festival
  • Busch Gardens Christmas Town
  • Real Music Series


  • Thrill rides and rollercoasters
  • Kiddie rides and family entertainment
  • Animal encounters and safaris
  • Gift and souvenir shopping
  • Dining and restaurants


  • What do I need to know about the wet rides?

    First, bring a poncho. Wear it if you choose to ride wet rides. Second, bring an extra change of clothes in case you get really wet. Lastly, bring a waterproof camera. Don’t risk your digital camera.
  • When should my family and I eat?

    Peak lunch hours are 11am - 2 pm. It is recommended to eat lunch earlier or later than that. Once you arrive at the park, purchase snacks to tie you over. To beat the lines, it is recommended to start at the back of the park, and work your way to the entrance. Most guests will start in the front and move clockwise around the park.

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