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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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390 Reviews
3000 East Busch Blvd., Tampa, 33612

The Basics

Purchase tickets to Busch Gardens in advance to save money over gate prices—and save time waiting in line. Ticket options include single-day admission to Busch Gardens, combo admission to Busch Gardens and other Tampa hot spots such as SeaWorld, and all-day dining. The Tampa Bay CityPASS gives you access to five attractions, including Busch Gardens, at a deep discount, while other packages roll in admission to area water parks. On extra busy days at Busch Gardens, it may pay to purchase Quick Queue to bypass lines for the most popular rides.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Tampa

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Great experience
Jennifer_z, May 2021
Tampa Bay CityPASS
Very easy and convenient to use. Highly recommend. Easy to download and reserve attractions you want to do
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Makes it worth the money😀
Robin_W, May 2021
Tampa Bay CityPASS
So many good attraction s too see! My favorite was the Tampa Zoo, and the Dolphin cruise!! Busch Gardens was a great time but alot of stuff closed inside!
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Worth it for sure!!! Awesome
Karen_L, May 2021
Tampa Bay CityPASS
Awesome value. Highly recommend. Loved everything we did, Clearwater Marine aquarium, Busch Gardens, ZooTampa, and Dolphin discovery boat tour.
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Bedt Value and fun
Wayne_B, Apr 2021
Tampa Bay CityPASS
Best value out there for a family vacation!! Our family had a blast! The zoo and aquariums were fantastic. Bush Gardens Tampa was fun
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Equal fun for equal money
Michael_M, Mar 2021
Tampa Bay CityPASS
Got to see several dolphins up close and the boat ride was very enjoyable. Today we are at Busch Gardens and our grandson is having a blast
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Will buy again
Nancy_S, Mar 2021
Tampa Bay CityPASS
We have only used 3 out of 5 things to do and we can’t be happier that we bought the city pass. We have been telling everyone about it. The Tropics boat tour was amazing with the dolphins putting on a show for us😊
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Well worth it
M111, Dec 2020
Tampa Bay CityPASS
Great investment. Several attractions for one low price. We saved a lot for the family. Bush Gardens and the Tampa Zoo are great.
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This was a very good deal I will do it again
Yolanda_A, Dec 2020
Tampa Bay CityPASS
We went to Busch Gardens which is very nice they had all the Christmas decorations and pictures with Santa the Rudolph the red nose reindeer and other things we also watch the shows and stuff very nice very very very nice
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A trip to Tampa
Theresa_N, Jul 2020
Tampa Bay CityPASS
It was great to get all activities from the city, I recommend to everyone who come to visit Tampa. You guys should get the city passes.
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Excellent value
Haijing_W, Feb 2020
Tampa Bay CityPASS
We visited every place in the city pass and it was absolutely good value. We especially loved Florida Aquarium and Busch Gardens.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Busch Gardens is ideal for families with children visiting the Tampa area.

  • A dining pass saves money—and time—if you plan to eat at least two meals at the park.

  • There are several dining options available throughout the park, from grab-and-go snacks to buffets and sit-down dining.

  • An air-conditioned kennel is available for pets at the front of the park for $10 per day.

  • The park is accessible to wheelchair users. Strollers, wheelchairs, and scooters are available to rent.

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How to Get There

Busch Gardens is located about 8 miles (13 kilometers) northeast of downtown Tampa, about a 20-minute drive; approximately one hour from Orlando via I-4; and 30 minutes east of Tampa area beaches and the Tampa International Airport. Paid parking is available on-site. An advance-purchase ticket includes free round-trip transportation, through Mears Destination Services, to Busch Gardens from several Orlando area locations.

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When to Get There

Busch Gardens is open every day of the year. The most crowded days tend to track with American school holidays—namely summer and spring break. Beat the crowds by visiting the park on a weekday, and arrive at or close to the park’s opening time.

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How to Use Child Swap

Like many other major theme parks, Busch Gardens offers Child Swap for parents who are with a child too small to ride an attraction. This allows one adult to ride alone or with an older child, while the other adult waits with the small child; then they swap so the waiting adult can ride, relieving both adults from having to wait in line.

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